Guided Access

4.75 (4 votes)

CE Hours: 1.0 CE hour 

Description: The endodontic access sets the foundation for the endodontic procedure and is often stated to be the most critical and challenging aspect of conventional endodontics. Complications that can arise from the access include excessive removal of tooth structure, failure to locate the canal(s) as well as an iatrogenic perforation. In addition, teeth with calcified pulp chambers and canals significantly increase the difficulty of the procedure. Dynamic navigation was developed in dentistry to aid with the placement of dental implants. This technology has been adapted and refined for endodontic use. Dynamically guided endodontics gives the clinician the ability to treatment plan the access and have visual feedback via a monitor of the drill progressing along the planned path inside the tooth. Dynamically guided endodontics has an end result of a minimally invasive access with localization of canal anatomy.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a static guide and dynamically guided endodontics
  • Describe the advantages of dynamic navigation over the use of static guides for endodontic treatment
  • Apply both static and dynamic navigation to endodontic treatment


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Charles Maupin, D.D.S.

Dr. Charles Maupin graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2007. He then went on to receive his endodontic certificate from the University of California School of Dentistry where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Maupin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He serves as a part time clinical professor at UCLA. He is a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics. Dr. Maupin maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and implant surgery in Lubbock, Tx. Dr. Maupin is the inventor of dynamically guided endodontics.

Charles Maupin, D.D.S.

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