This session will address Advanced Instrumentation Techniques and in the course of the presentation, the following topics will be addressed:
Didactic: 60 minutes
Straight-line access preparation for large curvatures.
Importance of xrays and CBCT images.
The challenge of short radius curvatures and how to prevent separation.
Adjunctive use of ultrasonics in finding hidden canals.
Introduction to anatomic shaping concepts.
When it is time to refer patient to a specialist.
Q & A: 30 minutes
At the conclusion of this presentation participants will:
Have a more complete understanding of advanced endodontic instrumentation.
Realize the importance of pre-operative work-up in difficult cases.
Understand the role of heat treated rotary files in endodontic instrumentation.
Become cognizant of the metallurgy associated with nickel titanium rotary files.
Recognize the indications for use and the limitations of anatomic shaping.
Feel more confident in their ability to know when to refer the case.