Clinical Solutions

Category: Techniques


By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted July 10, 2016

If canal constrictions prevent stainless steel hand files from easily reaching the Estimated Working Length (EWL), Zendo’s continuous rotation NiTi SOLO Pathfinder file has been specifically designed for effective glide path preparation.

Choosing the correct instrumentation technique

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 29, 2016

Many practitioners tend to rely on a single technique for all their endodontic cases. Having a technique that is reliable and has proven to be successful will allow many practitioners to treat the majority of their cases. Learning to modify their basic technique as the situation demands is an essential part in rendering the correct treatment for their patients.

The Glide Path

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 28, 2016

Establishing a proper Glide Path to ensure an unimpeded progression of all instruments from the coronal orifice to the apical constriction is one of the most important steps on the way to endodontic treatment success. Watch a 4 minute video for a review of the preparation of a proper Glide Path.

The Glidepath – And Why It’s Important

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 28, 2016

Glidepath preparation: What is it? Why is it important? How do you predictably prepare the Glidepath?

Why The Zone® 2.0 Is the Ideal Single File System

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 28, 2016

For the vast majority of cases,The Zone® 2.0, an instrument that has been uniquely designed to do the work of multiple instruments, can be used to create the ideal shape that will allow for ultimate clinical success.

Enhancing Your Endodontic Technique

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 28, 2016

Two of the most important aspects of endodontic instrumentation, while striving for the optimum result in cleaning and shaping of the canal, are safety and efficiency.

In the March 2015 issue of SPECTRUM Dental Teamwork, Dr Barry Korzen describes how new instruments and/or new techniques will potentially enhance your success if the manufacturers’ protocols are followed. Read the full article here.

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate as an Apical Plug in Teeth with a Necrotic Pulp and an Immature Apex

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted June 28, 2016

One of the most challenging clinical situations we face in endodontic treatment are cases where there is an immature apex associated with a necrotic pulp and a periapical lesion. Not only is there the possibility of the apical region of the tooth potentially being compromised due to the thinness of the dentin walls, but the absence of an apical constriction and moisture contamination from the periapical lesion makes sealing the root difficult and long-term healing questionable.