Vermont Dental ​Conference

Program #10 Intuitive Endodontics

Anne L. Koch, DMD    Platinum Educational Sponsor: Real World Endo      
Audience Code: D       3 CEUs/Clinical Lecture

30 years after the introduction of Nickel Titanium Rotary Files to endodontics, we have learned much about the clinical strengths and limitations of these great instruments. As a result of recent improvements in metallurgy, enhanced designs, and innovative protocols, we now need to understand how these changes affect clinical instrumentation.

As a result of recent advances in metallurgy, we now have both heat-treated and non-heat-treated rotary files. They each possess different properties, and both have distinct indications for use, as well as limitations. Drs. Koch believes that these improvements should be employed to their utmost advantage. Consequently, a blended technique has been developed that combines the advantages of both heat-treated and non-heat-treated files into one Awesome Endodontic Technique!!!  A technique that is completely intuitive by design!

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Discover how the “Blend Technique” is completely intuitive in its design
  • Comprehend the advantages of heat-treated files and how best to use them
  • Recognize the advantages of enhanced irrigation techniques utilizing various new solutions
  • Fully understand the benefits of piezoelectric ultrasonics in both access and three-dimensional irrigation
  • Understand the meaning of an Endo-Restorative Continuum and will appreciate its origins
  • Fully acknowledge the benefits of bio ceramic obturation and the incorporation of matching posts
  • Appreciate that ‘Great Endodontics’ can be accomplished in both a safe and predictable manner; the key is to combine new technology with long established evidence-based endodontic principles
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