SP-19 The Single Cone Bioceramic Sealer Obturation Technique: A Historical Perspective

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Recently, it has been reported that a single cone bioceramic sealer technique has been used in twenty million cases. Whether that is an exact number, I cannot say. However, what is known is that this is an excellent technique, based on science, and one that has gained worldwide acceptance. Consequently, I think it is a good time to review this technique from its inception, through its development, and ultimately to where it is today. This presentation will share the history of this technique from its genesis with Drs. Koch, and Stewart, and Min at the University of Pennsylvania, through its initial use with Dr. Koch at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and then to further development with Real World Endo. We will also describe how the creation of ActiV GP transformed into the single cone bioceramic technique, which we use today.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe fully the evolution of the bioceramic filling technique.
  • Explain how a single cone technique was motivated by a desire to preserve tooth structure and to ultimately enhance the long term prognosis of the tooth.
  • Discuss how this technique has changed the way we think about both obturation and instrumentation.


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Anne L. Koch, D.M.D.

Dr. Anne Koch received her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Koch maintains a faculty positionat the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (endodontics) and is a Senior Fellow with Penn Medicine. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Koch is also the founder, co-developer, and past President and CEO of Real World Endo.

Anne L. Koch, D.M.D.

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