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Middle Mesial Canals in Mandibular First Molars

Versiani et al from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, conducted a study to determine the thorough cleaning and shaping procedures, which are necessary for successful endodontic treatment that may be adversely affected by the highly variable root canal anatomy. The presence of additional canals must be recognized to avoid incomplete instrumentation and the [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Options After Unsuccessful Root Canal Treatment

The main objectives of root canal treatment are to provide long-term comfort, function, esthetics and prevention of infection. Results from systematic reviews with meta-analyses, studies of large sample sizes and practice-based research network studies have indicated high and long-term survival rates for teeth initially treated by means of nonsurgical root canal. Initial costs, lifetime costs, cost-effectiveness, cost utility and cost-benefit of root canal treatment all compare well [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intraseptal Anesthesia in Patients with Irreversible Pulpitis

It is well established that achieving profound local, anesthesia with an inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block for patients presenting with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis has its challenges. Therefore, supplemental injections are essential to providing pain-free endodontic treatment. Webster et al from The Ohio State University conducted a study to determine the anesthetic efficacy of the [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intrusive Luxation Treatment for Permanent Teeth

Intrusive luxation injuries of permanent teeth are quite uncommon, making up 0.5% to 1.9% of all dental traumas. It is considered one of the most severe types of dental injuries, and healing complications such as infection-related, ankylosisa-related, and replacement resorption, pulp necrosis and marginal bone loss are frequent (Figure 1). There has been much debate about the optimal treatment of intruded permanent [...]

By |November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Effect of Endodontic lrrigants on Apical Periodontitis

Apical periodontitis has been shown to be a biofilm-related disease, because the root canal infection consists of biofilm. Because root canal systems are anatomically complex, instruments cannot reach all canal surfaces. Thus, infected root canals are routinely treated chemomechanically--that is, by a combination of  instrumentation and the physicochemical action of root canal irrigants. Because infected root canals contain necrotic soft tissue remnants, bacteria-related proteins and [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Current Procedures For Regenerative Endodontics

Since the American Dental Association adopted “pulpal regeneration” as a treatment modality in 2011, regenerative endodontics has gained increasing attention to provide a biologically based treatment and promote root maturation in immature necrotic teeth. Kim et al from Columbia University, New York, explored the biological basis and clinical protocols currently used in regenerative endodontic procedures [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Correlation Between Systemic Diseases and Endodontics

In the past, periodontal disease has received considerable interest as a risk factor for systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus, chronic liver disease and others. Endodontic infections have received less attention, despite the fact that many microbial pathogens are common to periodontal and endodontic disease. By conducting a systematic review of the literature, Khalighinejad et al from [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Outcomes of Repaired Root Perforation

Root perforation is a mechani­cal, iatrogenic or pathologic communication between the root canal system and the external tooth surface. An iatrogenic perfora­tion often results from misalignment of burs or engine-driven instruments during endodontic access prepara­tion, canal negotiation or root canal preparation. Some iatrogenic perfora­tions are created during prosthodontic treatment, in particular when pre­paring a [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Annual Osha Training & Update

Annual Osha Training & Update - Keeping It Real The following materials can be printed for office reference. GHS Pictograms Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule—United States - 2016 Infection Control Regulations ATD Screen Form CALOSHA ATDs dent selections OSHA Training Record Date Training Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Please join our Study [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

STUDY CLUB, Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 We are happy to announce our March 3rd study club! DON'T FORGET TO RSVP! Please join our Study Club for an interesting evening with Nancy (Andrews) Dewhirst, RDH, BS. There is no fee to ant tend and three (3) continuing education units will be available following the lecture. Location: Diamond Bar Center. 1600 Grand Ave. [...]

By |January 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments