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Are Most Published Research Findings False?

Along with some other enlightening speakers, I just had the pleasure of listening to a full day of lecture material by Dr John Ioannidis. Dr Ioannidis is a leader in the field of Epidemiology and Research Statistics. In 2005 he authored an article entitled, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False”. I’ve read his articles […]

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 […]

Roots Summit 2012

The hard working team that is the Roots Endodontic Community has banded together to organise what will be a wonderful Summit to be held later this year in Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. The venue looks amazing and there is a world class line-up of speakers. More information at