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Comparison of deviations created in curved canals by two different nickel titanium systems

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted March 6, 2016

A curved root canal creates compression stress on a file which may deflect it, and this in turn may lead to a deviation from the original canal shape. This study compared the results obtained between two single-file systems: A rotary system, The Zone® by Zendo Direct and a reciprocating system, WaveOne® by Tulsa Dentsply.

Sophistication through Simplification of Instrumentation

By Dr Ken Serota | Posted March 29, 2016

The objective of quality endodontic access preparation, including conservation of pericervical dentin. Clinicians must understand tooth anatomy and endodontic access design considerations to discern the proper choice of rotary or reciprocatory instruments.

Electronic Apex Locators

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted April 25, 2016

Since their introduction in 1962 apex locators have played a significant role in endodontics. Their accuracy has been shown to be equal to or higher than radiographic methods with major advantages.

Keeping Up with Technology

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted May 23, 2016

Endodontics has often been referred to as “A big issue over a little tissue.” But if you counted the number of new file systems, new file designs, new technologies etc. etc. the adjective “big” doesn’t come close to describing what is happening in the market place.

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.

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.

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.