Root Canal Aesthetic: An Update in Modern Root Canal Obturation
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00

Description:
This lecture covers the new modern different sealers, obturation materials, instruments, machines and techniques. This course will go over the warm vertical, continuous wave and carrier-based obturation techniques, using sequential pictures and step-by-step tips.

Author:
Peter Tawil, DMD Show Full Bio

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of root canal disinfection prior to obturation
  2. Understand the goals of a root canal obturation
  3. Describe the different endodontic sealers
  4. Describe the different obturation materials
  5. Describe the different modern root canal obturation techniques
  6. Identify the pros and cons of the different new modern obturation techniques
  7. Understand how to do the warm vertical and continuous wave obturation techniques
  8. Understand how to do the carrier-based obturation technique
  9. Know the tools needed to facilitate endodontic obturation
  10. Describe post-obturation coronal leakage, the use of intra-orifice plugs and the importance of a well sealing final restoration


Abstract:
The obturation phase of a root canal is the final step of the treatment from which we judge the quality of our disinfection on the radiograph. Thus, the aesthetic part of our treatment comes out in this final step.

Outline:
  1. Cleaning is the key to healing
  2. The goal of obturation
  3. Root surface preparation
    1. Supplemental irrigants
    2. Irrigation needles
    3. Adjunct cleaning techniques
  4. Sealers
  5. Obturation materials
  6. Obturation techniques overview
    1. Vertical compaction
    2. Continuous wave
    3. Injection technique
    4. Carrier-based
    5. Lateral compaction
    6. Warm lateral
    7. Thermomechanical
    8. Apical barrier
    9. Thermoplasticized
    10. Custom cone / solvent
    11. Pastes
  7. Carrier-based technique
    1. Size Verification
    2. Preparing the obturator
    3. Sealer application
    4. Obturator placement
  8. Continuous wave technique (Warm Vertical)
    1. Cone fitting
    2. Drying the canals
    3. Heat tip units review
    4. Heat tip fitting
    5. Plugger fitting
    6. Master cone cimentation
    7. Down pack
    8. Backfilling units reviewer
    9. Backfilling
  9. The ideal apical length discussion
    1. Apical canal anatomy
    2. Sealer puffs: Necrotic cases VS Vital cases
  10. Clinical cases
  11. Leakage
  12. Intra-orifice plugs

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