Endodontics in Depth: Modern Controlled Memory Navigation of Highly Curved Canals

Dr.Chaniotis Antonis DDS,MDSc, Endodontics in Depth: Modern Controlled Memory Navigation of Highly Curved Canals
Speaker: Dr.Chaniotis Antonis DDS,MDSc
Category: Endodontics
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
This lecture is designed to thoroughly discuss the potential of delivering larger apical preparations in extremely curved or double curved canal systems efficiently, safely and predictably by taking a...more
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 3/25/2015
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Review Date: 6/30/2016
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


The internal anatomy of human teeth consists of a highly complicated network of multi-planar curved, anastomotic canals, as seen in studies of root canal anatomy. Navigating efficiently, safely and predictably has been a matter of extensive effort and research over the years. The ultimate objective had always been the safe and predictable three dimensional chemo-mechanical debridement and obturation of the root canal system. However thorough instrumentation and enlargement of the apical region to achieve root canal disinfection has long been considered to be a crucial factor in the cleaning and shaping process. Greater apical preparations have the potential to more efficiently remove the debris and allow proper irrigation to the apical part of the canals. On the other hand, instrumentation with conventional rotary or reciprocating NiTi files to larger apical diameters, has the potential to generate cracks on the apical surface and induce dentinal damage and transportation in curved canals. Recently, a novel NiTi alloy with flexible properties called CM wire (Controlled memory wire) was introduced in the market. CM rotary files are extremely flexible and fatigue resistant, but without the shape memory of conventional NiTi files. The lack of shape memory effect and the superior flexibility of controlled memory files provide them the ability to follow the anatomy, reducing the risk of dentinal damage, even when larger apical preparations are required.

This course is designed to thoroughly discuss the potential of delivering larger apical preparations in extremely curved or double curved canal systems efficiently, safely and predictably by taking advantage of the controlled memory alloy properties. Never fear curved canals and file breakage again!

Description of Speaker:
Chaniotis Antonis is a graduate of the University of Athens Dental School, Greece (1998). In 2003 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Athens Dental School. Since 2003, he owns a limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece. For the last ten years, he served as a clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Athens, Athens Dental School, Endodontic department, Greece. In 2012 he was awarded the title of Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and he has published articles in local and international Journals. He serves as an expert lecturer for various websites of on line dental education. Dr. Chaniotis is passionate about video documentation in microscope enhanced Endodontics and believes in the educational power of video presentations. He currently serves as an active member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology ( ESE full member society), an active member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED)

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Understand the anatomical complexity of the root canal system
  • Review the navigation parameters of curved canal rotary instrumentation
  • Identify the instrumentation risks of the highly curved canal system
  • Understand the metallurgical characteristics and the advantages of controlled memory alloys
  • Learn to customize the Hyflex CM rotary instrumentation protocols according to the anatomical challenges of each case
  • Understand new concepts and strategies of canal irrigation and disinfection

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program.

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1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
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