SP-21 Evaluation of Efficacy of a New Tridimensional Instrumentation System in the Reduction of the Bacterial Load in the Root Canal System and SP-33 Systematic Approach Techniques to Find Difficult and Calcified Canals

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SP-21 Evaluation of Efficacy of a New Tridimensional Instrumentation System in the Reduction of the Bacterial Load in the Root Canal System

The aim of endodontic treatment is the reduction of bacteria from the root canal system by chemo/mechanical procedures. Bacteria persisting within the root canal system is the major cause for failure of endodontic treatment. One of the factors that can affect our mechanical preparations is the complexity of root canal system anatomy. A newly designed rotary file is available (XP Endo) for which the manufacturer states that, based on the shape memory principles of NiTi alloy and its capacity to expand, the new tridimensional instrumentation system is able to treat root canals with highly complex morphologies. The instrument has more contact area with the benefit of keeping the original shape of the root canal.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the role of bacteria in endodontic disease.
  •  Describe the characteristic of the new tridimensional file.
  •  Describe the evaluation of the efficacy of the XP Endo file in the reduction of the bacterial load from the root canal system.

SP-33 Systematic Approach Techniques to Find Difficult and Calcified Canals

Finding all canals on the root canal system is a key factor for the outcome of the endodontic treatment. The endodontist must be familiar with the morphology of the roots of all teeth, and the associated intricate root canal anatomy, to effectively debride and obturate the teeth. Using light, proper ergonomics and enhanced vision of the operative microscope, combined with the delicate use of ultrasonic tips, help the clinician to find canals more precisely, respecting dentinal structure without weakening the teeth. The use of this technology requires learning new systematic and consistent techniques for clinical success that can be reproducible by every clinician. In this presentation, different techniques and clinical tips to help clinicians to find difficult and calcified canals while preserving dentin structure will be discussed in detail.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the prevalence of the canal configuration of each teeth group.
  •  Describe new techniques and clinical tips to find calcified canals.
  •  Describe the application of these techniques in a systematic and reproducible clinical approach.

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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.

Mario F. Leon, D.D.S.

Dr. Leon graduated from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He also worked in Private Practice in Guatemala City, Guatemala and then finished an AEGD program at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center in Farmington, Connecticut in 2014. Currently he is a second year resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Andrei Berdichewsky, D.D.S.

Dr. Berdichewsky maintains an active practice limited to Endodontics for more than 20 years. Dr. Berdichewsky received his DDS from University of Concepcion, Chile in 1992 and his Specialty Diploma in Endodontics from the University of Chile, where he began teaching at the Endodontic Department for 10 years. During this time in 1995, he develop Dentalnet, the first Dental website in South America, also many Dental Societies websites and lectures on the application of the internet new technology in Dentistry. In 2003 he founded and was the President of the Chilean Dental Microscopy Society, teaching how to use this technology at Dental Schools and Dental Societies in Central and South America, where he continues lecturing as Guest Lecturer about New Technology and Clinical Endodontics. He also teaches periodically for the Restorative Postgraduate Programs of several Universities including the University del Desarrollo and University Andres Bello, Chile.

David E. Jaramillo, D.D.S.

Disclosure: 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.

Mario F. Leon, D.D.S.

Disclosure: 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.

Andrei Berdichewsky, D.D.S.

Disclosure: 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.