Endodontic innovation occurs through incremental changes to fundamental techniques. Occasionally, disruptive technology intersects the paradigm and creates inflection points that dramatically improve root canal treatment efficacy and forever raise the standard of patient care.
This presentation centers around new technology in endodontics including Minimally-Invasive Endodontic (MIE) concepts and techniques, showing how they affect access cavity design and convenience form. New rotary instrumentation presented will allow attendees to achieve and understand the primary objective of shaping procedures: to cut minimally to allow for ideal irrigation and obturation, cleaning canals solely with irrigation, with emphasis on innovative activation strategies and equipment. Attendees will learn carrier-based obturation techniques and how to successfully fill the most complex root canal systems with the Continuous Wave of Obturation™ technique that eliminates the most onerous aspects of traditional warm gutta-percha condensation methods, and how bio-ceramic sealers are simplifying 3D obturation.
The presentation, attendees should be able to:
This lecture-only course* is appropriate for both general dentists and specialists but will be oriented more towards the experienced technician.
*The instrumentation and materials reviewed will be available on site for evaluation by the participants.
Instructor: Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD