Clinical

Effectiveness of the ProTaper Next and Reciproc Systems in Removing Root Canal Filling Material

Just doing some research on single cone obturations and this article caught my attention. Note that Protaper Next performing as well as the superb Reciproc file for retreating oval canals in extracted teeth. Use of sonic versus ultrasonic to aid the irrigation efficacy making no difference in cleaning efficiency

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J Endod. 2017 Mar;43(3):467-471. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2016.10.040.

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Prudent use of antibiotics

Received from European Society of Endodontology 18 November 2020.

The Belgian Healthcare Knowledge Centre has published evidence-based guidelines on the prudent prescription of antibiotics in the dental office.

Through the following link you can find the scientific report and the supplement with the search strategies:

https://kce.fgov.be/en/guideline-on-the-prudent-prescription-of-antibiotics-in-the-dental-office

This guideline was developed in close collaboration with dental professionals from the Belgian dental schools and from dental practices.  Download short guide.

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Silent witness

Roland Kouble

Forensic dentistry or forensic odontology is the application of dental knowledge and sciences to civil and criminal law. Generally we get involved in identification of human remains from teeth, age estimation of the living and dead, identification in mass disasters and bite mark analysis.

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Obturation……….Where are we now?

Obturation……….Where are we now?

Obturation……….Where are we now?

In broad terms Endodontic treatment success would indicate an absence of infection, a healing or completely resolved lesion, a functional tooth without pain or discomfort and radiographically, a reversal to a normal periodontal ligament space around the root. 

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