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Posted 8/10/2017 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 8
Success with Online Reviews at SSE
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 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4
Is it or Isn’t it?
This patient was referred to our Langley Endodontics office earlier this year for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment as needed, for tooth #11. Periapical Image of Tooth #11 The patient was asymptomatic at the time of their visit to their dentist for routine maintenance. A history of...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2
Treatment Preferences for Toothache Among Working Poor Canadians
Journal of Endodontics, 41:12, 1985-1990, 2015 A. Azarpazhooh, C. Quinonez Patient autonomy has received more emphasis in the last 20 years as we, in Dentistry, have moved from an authoritative to collaborative model of clinical decision making. The Canadian Dental Association’s Patient...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 11
How to Prevent Local Anesthetic Overdose
I recently attended a course, hosted by the Fraser Valley Dental Society, on medical emergencies in the dental office. One of the many topics we covered was local anesthetic (LA) emergencies. It was clear from speaking with other attendees and the questions that arose with our speaker, Dr. David...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2
Histological Changes within Dental Pulps in Teeth with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Periodontitis
International Endodontic Journal, 48, 95-102, 2015 L. Wan et al The inter-relationship of periodontal and endodontic diseases has been a subject of speculation because of the close connections between the periodontium and pulp tissue in embryonic origin, anatomy, and function.  The literature...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
The Cracked Tooth: Histopathologic and Histobacteriologic Aspects
In the 1970’s in North America, dentists were faced with a huge onslaught of patients with periodontal disease and caries. The large cohort baby boomers grew up in the 25 cent coke and a chocolate bar era and their dental health reflected it. Organized dentistry responded to this challenge...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 5
Incidence of Middle Mesial Canals in Mandibular Molars After Guided Troughing Under High Magnifaction: An In Vivo Investigation
Disinfection of the root canal system is the primary goal of endodontic treatment. Schilder coined the term root canal system in the 1960’s to acknowledge the complexity of endodontic treatment. During tooth development, Hetrwig’s epithelial root sheath directs the formation of the...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 6
The Endodontic Red Herring
The idiom “red herring” is used to refer to something that misleads or detracts from the actual or otherwise important issue. In the dental office, a red herring is a set of signs and symptoms which can confuse or obfuscate the diagnosis resulting in a course of treatment which does not...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 17
Influence of Ferrule, Post System, and Length on Biomechanical Behavior of Endodontically Treated Anterior Teeth
Endodontically treatedanterior teeth are always of concern to the restorative dentist and endodontist alike. Anterior teeth are the most likely teeth to be affected by both accidental trauma and parafunctional occlusal forces. Anterior teeth which are biomechanically compromised, whether through...Read More
Posted 8/9/2017 by Dr Howard Bittner in Let's Talk Endodontics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 10
Healing Outcomes After Obturation With Resilon or Gutta Percha
Endodontic treatment has three objectives: remove bacteria and bacterial by-products from the root canal system; prevent bacterial re-contamination from the oral environment; and entomb any remaining viable bacteria within the system. The classic endodontic triad of cleaning, shaping, and...Read More
Posted 12/31/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 143
609 Dental Urgent Care with Brian Harris and Steven Frost : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #609 - Brian and Steven Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #609 - Brian and Steven ...Read More
Posted 9/24/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 179
512 Real World Endo with Allen Nasseh : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Listen on iTunes Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #512 - Allen Nasseh Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #512 - Allen Nasseh ...Read More
Posted 9/8/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 136
497 Energized Endodontics with Brett Gilbert : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #497 - Brett Gilbert Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #497 - Brett Gilbert Dr....Read More
Posted 8/9/2016 by John McSpadden in EndoPhile   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 63
Cents and sensibility
When preparing a root canal, there seems to be nothing that can’t be achieved by a skilled endodontist. In the right hands, virtually any root canal can be prepared with virtually any file or number of files. The very small curvature radius and large curvature angle in the featured x-ray...Read More
Posted 5/31/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 182
410 Three Steps to Never Break a File with John McSpadden : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Listen on iTunes Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #409 - New Patients Inc Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #410 - John McSpadden ...Read More
Posted 4/19/2016 by dentist0425 in Engle or Marus chair package?   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 80
#9 internal resorption?
24 yo male with trauma 10 years ago in skateboard accident. #9 was luxated lingually and repositioned with orthodontist at that time. sensitive to hot/cold at times. negative to percussion, palpation. Also negative to endo ice. pulp appears very large -- Would this indicate some sort of internal...Read More
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Posted 4/11/2016 by Jason J Hales in The Endo Blog   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 95
CBCT to Identify Odontogenic Sources of Maxillary Sinusitis
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...Read More
Posted 2/4/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1168
309 Everything Edge Endo with Charles Goodis : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Listen on iTunes Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #309 - Charles Goodis Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #309 - Charles Goodis ...Read More
Posted 1/31/2016 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 626
305 Next Level Endodontics with Martin Trope : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Listen on iTunes Stream Audio here AUDIO - DUwHF #305 - Martin Trope Watch Video here VIDEO - DUwHF #305 - Martin Trope ...Read More
Posted 1/26/2016 by John McSpadden in EndoPhile   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 95
Limiting Torsional Stress on Endodontic Files: Lubrication, Irrigation and/or Technique
I was recently asked if irrigation and lubrication influenced the stresses a file undergoes during instrumentation. Research that I carried out indicated irrigation and lubrication can reduce torque requirements by as much as 400% compared to rotating in a dry canal. However, one can see from the...Read More
Posted 11/29/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 375
242 Quality Endodontics with Edward Carlson : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Stream Audio here: AUDIO - HSP #242 - Edward Carlson Watch Video here: VIDEO - HSP #242 - Edward Carlson ...Read More
Posted 10/14/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 326
190 Endo Innovations with Rodrigo Cunha : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Stream Audio here: AUDIO - HSP #190 - Rodrigo Cunha Watch Video here: VIDEO - HSP #190 - Rodrigo Cunha ...Read More
Posted 9/24/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 708
163 Let's Talk Endo with Barry Musikant : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Stream Audio here: AUDIO - HSP #163 - Barry Musikant Watch Video here: VIDEO - HSP #163 - Barry Musikant ...Read More
Posted 8/10/2015 by Dr Barry H Korzen in The Endo Academy   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 93
CHOOSING THE CORRECT INSTRUMENTATION TECHNIQUE
Choosing the correct instrumentation technique for any given clinical situation is a function of both the canal anatomy and the behavioral characteristics of the files being used. As clinicians, we are concerned about an instrument’s ability to shape the canal in as an ideal fashion as...Read More
Posted 8/6/2015 by Dr Barry H Korzen in The Endo Academy   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 93
INSTRUMENT DESIGN & TECHNIQUE – A Match Made in Heaven by Dr. Barry H. Korzen
It has been well documented that the use of nickel titanium rotary instrumentation has surpassed the use of stainless steel hand files both in the numbers of practitioners using this technique and the percentage of time they use rotary vs. hand files. Read More
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