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Podcast Episode 2 – Antonis Chaniotis on Managing Difficult Anatomy and Traveling the World

  Antonis Chaniotis is an Endodontist practicing in Athens, Greece. He is one of the internet’s most famous dental educators and is passionate about teaching through the medium of video. He has a special interest in microsurgical endodontics, and the management of difficult endodontic anatomy. He gives us an insight into what it means to […]

Upper Pre-molars – The weakest Link?

Upper pre-molars present as a special case when they require endodontic treatment. They are skinny, weak teeth in their virgin form, and once a marginal ridge is lost, or endodontic access is performed, their resistance to fracture drops significantly. My opinion on these teeth is that the restorative needs trump the endodontic needs in the […]

The Lower Second Molar. Tricky in So Many Ways.

This case was referred as the treating dentist was astute enough to recognise that while some lower second molars only have two canals, the majority will have at least three. Only one orifice was visible mesially. The mesial roots of lower second (and third) molars are often challenging to treat for a number of reasons. […]

Conservation of tooth structure

Endodontic Access for Conservationists. A How To Guide.

  There are a huge number of factors that can affect the outcome of endodontic therapy. Attempting to isolate these individual factors and determine the relative importance of each is something that has proven difficult or impossible in endodontic scientific literature. Ultimately, our primary aim is to allow our patients to keep their teeth for […]

The Squid. A Study in Persistence and Access Design

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted so I thought I’d show a case that caused me some trouble recently. The owner of this tooth had suffered a significant facial swelling and ended up in hospital. Fortunately, the swelling had subsided by the time I saw him and he was keen to […]

Endodontic Microorganisms

1 Minute to Bacteria Free Canals. Here’s How.

OK so a patient has come to see you complaining of toothache. It’s root canal time. You open up the lower right first molar and find a necrotic pulp. You’ve isolated well and done a nice endodontic preparation. Length is good and you’re happy with the sizes of your apical preps. You’ve been irrigating with […]