Category: Obturation

A Panoramic Survey of Air Force Basic Trainees: How Research Translates into Clinical Practice

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted July 27, 2014

A young adult population, like those evaluated in this study, should have the best chance of receiving ideal endodontic treatment. This paper evaluated 35,811 panoramic radiographs of United States Air Force inductees and the correlation between best practices and actual treatment rendered is disheartening.

Shrinkage of Backfill Gutta-percha upon Cooling

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted April 27, 2014

One goal of non-surgical endodontics is sealing the root canal space hermetically and gutta-percha is still the main filling material of choice. In a paper published in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Endodontics Lottanti, Tauböck and Zehnder investigated the “shrinkage of gutta-percha used for the backfilling procedure under clinically relevant conditions.”

Effect of Different Irrigation Protocols on Resin Sealer Bond Strength to Dentin

By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted May 14, 2013

The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different irrigation protocols on resin-based sealer bond strength to dentin and the associated failure pattern. The experimental results found that irrigation protocols influenced the bond strength of resin sealers to dentin.