Safety and Simplicity in Root Canal Instrumentation: Myths, Metal and Motion

Anne L. Koch, DMD


Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: F05 Cost: $25/$35 after Sept. 30

Recommended for: Dentists | Subject: Endodontics | CE Credit: 3

Prerequisite: the morning lecture is required for the afternoon workshop.

Course Description:

Nearly 28 years after the introduction of Nickel Titanium Rotary Files to endodontics, we’ve learned much about the clinical strengths and limitations of these great instruments. As a result of recent improvements in metallurgy, enhanced designs, and innovative rotary file motions, we now need to understand how these changes affect clinical instrumentation. Furthermore, we must take advantage of these improvements to create an instrumentation protocol that combines safety with simplicity. 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 indications for use as well as limitations. These improvements should be employed to their utmost advantage.  Learn about a blended technique that combines the advantages of both heat-treated and non-heat treated files into one awesome endodontic technique!

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how rotary file design influences instrumentation safety and efficiency.
  • Comprehend the advantages of heat-treated files and how best to use them.
  • Discover the most effective instrument motions available for shaping root canals and their advantages and limitations.
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