Anterior Endodontics For The General Practitioner
Fill to the radiographic apex? Okay to be long? Better to be short? One visit? Two? Are non-vital teeth treated differently than vital teeth? Dr. Allan Deutsch examines these everyday issues and presents current thinking, supported by recent clinical and basic research advancements in endodontic treatment, that makes one-visit anterior endodontic therapy practical. Point-by-point, step-by-step, Dr. Deutsch discusses canal morphology, instrumentation, irrigation and obturation with the goal of improving clinical success rates while performing one-visit endodontic treatment.
This lecture highlights advancements in faster and more accurate access and how to cleanse and instrument canals in an efficient and safe manner while minimizing iatrogenic mistakes and avoiding instrument breakage. An acclaimed teacher, Dr. Deutsch demonstrates how to perform predictable canal obturation that seals three dimensionally without complications while exploring the difficulties that arise from using a thermoplastic technique.
Upon completion of this lecture the Learner will become familiar with techniques and philosophies that increase clinical success rate when performing one-visit endodontic therapy.
Course Objectives: After completing this course the participant should be able to:
- Understand the difference between rotation and reciprocation in regards to instrumentation efficiency, cleaning and breakage.
- Clean and shape canals without distortion and instrument breakage.
- Implement the concept of “straight line access” and why it is so important.
- Understand the whys of the time line for irrigation of the root canal for vital and non-vital cases.
- Quickly and easily “fit” a gutta percha cone.
- Utilize techniques for placing three-dimensional fills in minutes.
- Retain accurate placement of the prefitted gutta percha point in the canal.
- Perform, in most cases, one-visit endodontics.