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ENDO NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2019: Effect of Delayed Crown Placement On Retention of Endodontically Treated Teeth

It has been demonstrated repeatedly that the quality of a coronal resto­ration after endodontic therapy is crucial to the long-term success and retention of the tooth. Crowning an endodontically treated tooth with a full coverage crown has also been shown to increase the tooth’s reten­tion. In addition, there is some indica­tion that the timing of placement of the full coverage restoration has also an impact on success rate.


Attaining adequate pulpal anaesthesia in a mandibular molar with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP) is the Achilles’ heel of local anaesthesia in endodontics. There are several theories as to why this is so…

ENDO NEWSLETTER: JULY 2019: Benefit of Ferrule or Post in Endodontically Treated Teeth

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Over the years, there has been a great deal of discussion about how best to restore endodontically treated teeth, especially with regard to the need for a post. Some clinicians maintain that the role of a ferrule is more important than that of the post, while others feel strongly that posts enhance the survival of endodontically treated teeth.

ENDO NEWSLETTER: JUNE 2019: Effect of Age On Root Canal Configurations

Studies of patients ≤20 to ≥40 years of age have shown that both pulp chamber size and root canal diameter decrease as people age. Such changes may also result from carious lesions, deep restorations and periodontal disease.

ENDO NEWSLETTER: MAY 2019: Successful Endodontic Treatment in Cracked Teeth

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The proper treatment of cracked teeth requires a determina­tion of tooth restorability and pulpal status.

APRIL 2019: Supine vs Upright Position for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block

Pivotal for successful treatment, profound anesthesia prior to endodontic therapy is not always easy to achieve, especially in the lower molar area.

MARCH 2019: Is a Glide Path Necessary for the New Reciprocating NiTi Files?

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It has been well established that nickel-titanium (NiTi) alloy files are able to maintain the original canal shape during the instrumentation procedure. However, they do come with one important disadvantage: a higher risk of file separation or breakage compared with stainless steel hand files.

FEBRUARY 2019: Combating Misinformation in Mass Media

Have you heard about the newest documentary sensationalism? Netflix, hopefully by now, has removed its controversial documentary, “Root Cause”, a video which has caused quite the stir in the dental community and the public at large as a result of its claims to link RCT treatment to cancer.

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