SP-56 Obturation in the New Small World

3.8 (5 votes)

CE: 1.0

Course Description: 

Endodontic success is dependent on many things we do as practitioners. It is important that we effectively debride and disinfect the root canal system, however once this is completed, the system must be sealed both coronally and apically to ensure a greater chance for success. With advances in technology that allow us to debride minimally prepared canals, our techniques to obturate these small spaces have changed. This presentation will revisit the goals of obturation and discuss multiple techniques from single cone to carrier-based systems with a focus on the future of obturation.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current research related to endodontic obturation.
  • Describe the limitations associated with obturating small canal preparations.
  • Evaluate techniques that allow for efficient obturation of small spaces that achieve the goals of obturation.


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7 Questions
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 J. Tulkki, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr.Tulkki is originally from Cold Spring, MN. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2001 from the University of Minnesota Dental School. He received his Masters of Science and Certificate in Endodontics in 2006 from the University of Minnesota. While completing his residency his research focus was antibacterial properties of irrigating solution on bacterial biofilms. In 2010, Dr. Tulkki received board certification from the American Board of Endodontists. He is a past president of the Minnesota Endodontic Association. In addition to clinical practice, he has been involved with the University of Minnesota Dental School while teaching and lecturing. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Minnesota Association of Endodontists and the American Board of Endodontics.

Michael J. Tulkki, D.D.S., M.S.

I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: DENTSPLY Sirona Dental Specialties (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing), Honorarium (Status: Ongoing); Sonendo, Inc. (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing), Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)