How to Practice Safe Endodontics

Pt.4 Getting the Facts Right on Post and Cores

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Two of the more popular stances of conventional wisdom regarding posts and cores include the following:
1. They should never have a threaded design because it will lead to root fracture.
2. They should be made of fiber reinforced composite because they bend far more like tooth structure.

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Pt.3 Three-Dimensional Obturation the Safest and Easiest Way Possible

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By Barry L. Musikant, DMD
When we talk about three-dimensional obturation various thermoplastic techniques come to mind. Studies have shown that thermoplasticized gutta percha obturation results in a larger volume of gutta percha in the canal compared to cold lateral and vertical condensation and obvi ...

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Pt.2 The How and Why of Shaping Canals Efficiently and Safely

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By Barry L. Musikant, DMD
The safest ways to effectively shape canals must include the safety of the instruments meaning most prominently that they predictably stay intact. Without such assurances, the shaping and cleansing of the canal will be compromised in multiple ways. The most obvious way to ass ...

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Pt.1 Trends in Endodontics

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By Barry L. Musikant, DMD
When originally introduced, NiTi's flexibility was and still is touted as a property that would allow for greater tapered preparations to be done in rotation, a far quicker way to produce conical shapes with less chance of distortion. With experience, rotation led to a higher ...

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