SP-16 Histological Study on the Efficacy of Advanced Irrigation Techniques of the Root Canal System

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CE Hours: 1.0

Description: The aim of endodontic therapy is the reduction of bacteria by chemo/mechanical procedures as bacteria persisting within the root canal system as major cause for the failure of endodontic treatment. One of the factors that may affect our mechanical preparations is the complexity of root canal anatomy however new technologies have recently been introduced and appear to improve the efficacy of this very important aspect of root canal disinfection. Laser Assisted Irrigation (LAI) and Multisonic Ultracleaning technologies improve root canal disinfection greatly and allow for “minimally invasive endodontics” leading to the use of fewer instruments, conserving more tooth structure and the reduction of treatment duration. This presentation will illustrate the efficacy of these technologies using histological serial sections, scanning electron and confocal microscopy. Attendees will see the effects of debridement, disinfection and dentin sparing results objectively measured.

  • Describe the role of bacteria in endodontic disease
  • Describe the characteristics of LAI and multisonication ultra-cleaning technology
  • Describe and identify the efficacy of the new technologies of the root canal and dentin disinfection.


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

David E. Jaramillo, D.D.S.

David E. Jaramillo, DDS, is Professor in the Department of Endodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston. Former clinical assistant professor of endodontics at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles (2004-2006). He was an associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California (2004-2014). Actively participated in research at the Center for Biofilms under the direct supervision of Dr. William Costerton at USC School of Dentistry and the Department of Electrical Engineering/Electrophysics at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Jaramillo has authored and co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed, published articles, seven book chapters in the field of endodontics. Dr. Jaramillo has spoken at endodontic meetings for The American Association of Endodontics, The European Society of Endodontics in Rome Italy and Barcelona Spain. International Federation of Endodontic Association (Tokyo, Japan), Mexican Association of Endodontics, Argentinean Association of Endodontics, Costa Rican Dental Association, Ecuatorian (Pichincha) Association of Endodontics, Dominican Republican Association of Endodontics, and the Asociacion Espanola de Endodoncia (Madrid and A Coruña, Spain) and Germany Society of Endodontics. Program director for Roots Summit meetings and Mexican Association of Endodontics. Former president of Houston Academy of Endodontists, Chair IFEA Grant Research Committee and new member of the International College of Dentists USA Section. Has 2 patents in the US.

David E. Jaramillo, D.D.S.
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.