Course Description: Obturation depends on instrumentation and for this reason, Dr. Peter Cathro’s lecture is a cornerstone for successful endodontic treatment. Can one file adequately instrument all canals or does the clinician need to have a variety of files available for proper instrumentation? What are the strengths and weaknesses of stainless steel files? Do NiTi files help reduce perforations? What degree of canal curvature causes cycles of file failure? Can files be made more fracture resistant? How do Austenite and Martensite affect NiTi phase performances?
Dr. Peter Cathro answers these questions and more as he presents his golden rules of endodontic instrumentation. Critical to this talk is understanding the processes that lead to instrument breakage and how to avoid this. New technologies are discussed and clinicians taking this course come away with practical applications that can be applied to their next patient.
Course Objectives: After completing this course the participant should be able to:
Understand the role of stainless steel files relative to new technologies
Understand the evolution and benefits of rotary NiTi
Understand the capabilities and limitations of different file systems relative to flexibility vs fracture resistance
Understand the benefits of new technologies and instrumentation relative to effectively treating anatomical problems
Understand the steps necessary to limit file breakage during instrumentation