SP-1 Are Bioceramics the Ideal Obturation Material? Evidence-Based Answers to a New Obturation Choice.

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Description: From vital pulp therapy to apical microsurgery, bioceramics are used in everyday endodontic practice. Bioactivity, hydrophilicity, and ease of manipulation are some of the favorable characteristics that have made these materials worthwhile. But do bioceramics perform equally as well for obturation? Questions concerning the use of a single cone technique, ability to retreat, and the influence of our current irrigation protocols on bioceramic sealer will be examined. We will explore the latest evidence-based biological response and initial outcomes of these materials to consider bioceramic obturation as the new technique of choice.

  • Describe the properties of bioceramics that make them ideal for obturation.
  • Discuss current clinical techniques and recommendations to utilizes these materials effectively.
  • List the advantages and limitations of bioceramic obturation materials.


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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

Michael Marmo, D.MD

Dr Michael Marmo received both his DMD degree and advanced endodontic training at the Penn Dental Medicine. Since 1998 he is active as a Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics at Penn, teaching both endodontic residents and predoctoral students. Dr Marmo lectures nationally and internationally on various endodontic topics, highlighting NiTi instrumentation, irrigation, and bioceramic obturation. Dr. Marmo is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for The Journal of Endodontics, served on past AAE committees, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. In addition, he maintains a private practice in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Michael Marmo, D.MD
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.