Optimum Endodontic Irrigation: What’s New? What’s the Evidence

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CE Hours: 2.0 CE hour 

Description: The presentation will look at canal system irrigation with the intent of understanding how various modalities work and how effective they are. The recently introduced multisonic, fluid dynamic irrigation technology works in a fundamentally different way than traditional needle irrigation. Its method of action will be looked at in-depth so participants can understand exactly how it works. Once explained, this action will be visualized with macro video in anatomically accurate clear plastic tooth models. During this, a direct comparison will be made with traditional irrigation protocols. Issues of effectiveness, safety and cost will be examined. The presentation will be summarized with a discussion of the ramification of this technology on our broader shaping and obturation concepts.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

  • Describe the various irrigation protocols used today in endodonitcs
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantaages of each irrigation protocol
  • Describe the method of action of the new multisonic fluid dynamic driven irrigation devise and how this technology impacts traditional endodontic treatment protocols


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Eric J. Herbranson, D.D.S., M.S.(C)

Dr. Herbranson graduated with a BS in Physics in 1964, a DDS degree from Loma Linda University in 1970 and a MS in Endodontics from Loma Linda University in 1973. He has practiced endodontics in the San Francisco East Bay since that time. He has served on most of the Alameda County Dental Society board positions, including President and Trustee. He was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2003. He has been actively involved in education for years, has lectured nationally and internationally and authored text book chapters and articles. He was declared Alumni of the Year from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2006 Following his interest in photography he developed the X-Mount camera mount system and is a recognized expert in surgical microscope photography. His non-dental photographs have been published in a number of national magazines. He is a founder of eHuman.com who is the developer of the Tooth Atlas, a computerized atlas of the anatomy of human teeth. It has been recognized as a significant tool in learning the complex microanatomy of teeth and has been adapted by many of the dental schools in the United States.

Eric J. Herbranson, D.D.S., M.S., FICD

In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: eHuman (StockHolder/Ownership Interest), Global Surgical Corporation (Financial) support), Sonendo Inc. (Grant, Consultant, Honorarium), SSwhite Bur, Inc (Consultant, Honorarium)