The Endo Blog
The Endo Blog
Jason J Hales
The day to day clinical practice of endodontics at Superstition Springs Endodontics.

Posted 2/5/2018 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 28
 is the intentional removal (extraction), surgical treatment of the root (outside of the mouth) and replantation of a tooth back into the extraction socket. While not a common approach, this technique can be useful for teeth that cannot be treated with traditional endodontic surgery. This procedure...  Read More
Posted 12/12/2017 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 20
How to Manage a Negative Online Review
Step 1: Relax- A negative review is not the end of the world or the end of your practice. In fact, you can actually turn a negative review into a positive for your practice if you handle it correctly!Step 2: Respond -After you have taken some time to consider the feedback and do some of your own...  Read More
Posted 9/29/2017 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 37
The  has just released a white paper on the topic of competency of endodontic care.  This paper defines the requisite skills required by all dentists who perform endodontic diagnosis and treatment regardless of whether the clinician is a generalist or specialist. Topics covered include:     Proper...  Read More
Posted 8/10/2017 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
Over the last year, we have been using the  system to invite our patient to leave online reviews on third party websites.  We want our patients to leave their reviews on sites that matter to the search engines.  We have found great results in building our online reputation.  With ReviewWizards, our...  Read More
Posted 2/20/2017 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 82
indicates that88% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. The most effective and reliable online reviews are those left on 3rd party websites like Google, Yelp, Facebook, Healthgrades, RateMDs, etc. etc. These websites are more visible to search engines than your...  Read More
Posted 12/7/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 50
The endodontists at are partners in your patient care. One of the many ways we assist withthe quality treatment of your patients in addition to endodonticdiagnostics is in evaluation of restorability. With the benefit of thedental operating microscope, we are able to excavate decay and...  Read More
Posted 12/5/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 111
Do you know what kind of endodontics your associate is doing?
Root canal failure, as well as failure of any dental treatment, is oftenassociated with bacteria. Bacteria that is incompletely removed fromthe canal system during endodontic treatment will cause root canalfailure. Unfortunately, sometimes that failure is not identified untilmonths or years later...  Read More
Posted 11/24/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 39
What does it mean to be partners? On a recent episode of the The Profit, starring Marcus Lamonis, he was coaching two business partners on what it means to be partners. Simply put, "partners need to help each other". Partners recognize the strengths in each other and value those strengths. Leaders...  Read More
Posted 4/11/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 105
CBCT by J. Morita Veraviewepocs 3De As endodontists, the use of CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) has allowed us to cross this barrier and diagnose dental pathology which is ...  Read More
Posted 3/28/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 232
Is This Tooth Bothering My Sinus?
"Is this tooth bothering my sinuses?" For years patients with chronic sinus issues have asked this question at the dental office. Unfortunately, there has been a communications gap between diagnostic medicine and dentistry in this overlapping area of practice.Endodontists areexpertsdiagnosingpulpal...  Read More
Posted 3/17/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 261
This patient came to in June 2009. Her general dentist had started RCT on #3 but was unableto locate the MB canal(s). A perforation was made during the effortsto find the MB canals. We have taught the generalists in our communitythat the most successful and fulfilling way to practice...  Read More
Posted 1/6/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 106
Apicoectomy of Mx Molar - Treating All Three Roots
Endodontic surgery on maxillary molars is usually limited to the MB and DB roots - through a buccal approach. Surgical treatment of the palatal root often requires a palatal surgical approach, and is therefore rarely done. In this particular surgical case, due to the root anatomy and size of the...  Read More
Posted 6/29/2015 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 234
As we all know, posterior teeth often get craze lines (surface cracks) in the enamel due to truama, large restorations, heavy occlusion or parafunctional habits. When these craze lines go past the enamel and into the dentin, we refer to them as cracks. Coronal cracks are very common in adult teeth....  Read More
Posted 5/20/2015 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1070
Recent changes in some of the rules regarding Medicare will now affect dentists more than they previously have. Thanks to a recent visit with Aaron Fisher of, we learned a few things about these changes effective June 1, 2015.The number of participating doctors in Medicare is remarkably low. That...  Read More
Posted 2/17/2015 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 145
Testing the Limits of Endodontic Surgery
This patient came to Superstition Springs Endodontics in 2012. She reported trauma in the early 1970's - when one of her kids accidentally head butted those teeth. They became infected and a RCT was done in the early 70's. Original crowns still in place. Her dentists ever since have pointed out the...  Read More
Posted 11/21/2013 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 7846
published in the Journal of the American Dental Association by Levin and Haperin-Sternfeld regarding the longevity of teeth and dental implants has raised some interesting, and long overdue questions. This review should have clinicians talking and hopefully talking among dental specialties.Levin...  Read More
Posted 10/22/2013 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 9347
Odontogenic Sinusitis - An Introduction
.Recently, an article in the Journal of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, extrapolated data from a County hospital in Minnesota and calculated a national cost of inpatient hospital care for odontogenic deep neck space infections to be $200 million annually (1). Absent from this article was any...  Read More
Posted 7/9/2013 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6602
Embryonic Stem Cells Stem cells have the ability to transform into different types of cells.Stems cell hold the key to cell development and cell renewal andrepair. Stem cells are derived from two sources. First, embryonic stem cells can...  Read More
Posted 5/22/2013 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6259
Apicoectomies Preserve Teeth & Periodontium
has an established record of success. Modern materials and equipment (microsurgery) make it even more successful. It has become more commonplace for those who market implants to downplay the benefits of endodontic surgery, and perhaps misinform patients regarding the benefits of endodontic...  Read More
Posted 5/1/2013 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 568
At the recent AAE Convention, presented a lecture on implant outcomes. Dr. Nowzari is a diplomate ofthe American Board of Periodontology and the former director ofadvanced periodontics at USC from 1995 to 2012.Dr.Nowzari discussed the difference between the tooth and an implant from aunique...  Read More
Posted 3/21/2013 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 2  |   Views: 1587
Root Canal Retreatment or Implant?
Root Canal Retreatment or Implant?Stan, a recent reader of , commented, "I'm 66 and have an abscessed pre-molar that had rct and a cap 25 years ago. Went to my dentist (who does implants) and was told rct retreatment had a 50% failure rate and the implant-cap was my best option. I had agreed and he...  Read More

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