Root Canal Obturation: Changing Philosophy?

4.56 (59 votes)

Recorded On: 06/03/2020

CE: 0.75

Root canal obturation is a critical step in non-surgical root canal treatment.  However, the materials and techniques used in obturation have remained relatively stagnant until recently. With the introduction of newer materials and a trend of a more conservative access canal preparation, new opportunities and challenges began to emerge in obturation. This presentation is designed to discuss the emerging obturation concepts, materials and techniques; provide evidence-based clinical guidance for endodontists to meet today‚Äôs challenges in root canal obtuation and achieve a more predictable treatment outcome.   

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the principles, history and the current status of root canal obturation.
  • Discuss the properties and clinical applications of new obturation materials.
  • Review in vitro and clinical evidence on various obturation methods.

Jenny He, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Jenny He received her dental degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996, and a certificate in Endodontics 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 40 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has served on the Research and Scientific Affairs committee for the AAE and the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics.

Dr. He is currently a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, and maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Dallas, TX.

Jenny He, D.M.D, Ph.D. 

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.


06/03/2020 at 11:15 AM (CDT)   |  45 minutes
06/03/2020 at 11:15 AM (CDT)   |  45 minutes
8 Questions
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
0.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available
0.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available