CE Hours: 1.5
Description: Root canal sealers are a critical component in obturation to provide a fluid-tight seal of the root canal system. Calcium silicate-based bioceramic sealers have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional resin-based or ZOE-based sealers. The increasing popularity of these materials is driving a paradigm change in obturation towards a more sealer-centric philosophy. The excellent flow characteristics, sealing ability, dimensional stability, and biocompatibility of bioceramic sealers allow them to be used in a simplified obturation technique without compromising the quality of obturation. Since the first bioceramic sealers were introduced in 2008, there has been growing evidence supporting the use of these materials. New products also continue to be developed and introduced. This presentation will provide an update on the recent development in the field of bioceramic sealers, review their relevant properties, discuss the clinical techniques of their application, and present the most current research related to the properties and clinical effectiveness of bioceramic sealers.
- Describe the physical, chemical, and biological properties of bioceramic sealers and understand the benefits and limitations of these materials
- Describe the clinical techniques for using bioceramic sealers in root canal obturation
- Discuss current evidence from in vitro and clinical studies regarding bioceramic sealers
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Jenny He, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Jianing (Jenny) He received her dental degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996, and a certificate in Endododontics and a PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2003. Dr. He has been actively involved in endodontic education, research, and clinical practice. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. She has published over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and served on the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee for the AAE. Dr. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. He is a part-time Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Dallas, TX.
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