T12 – Instrument Safety: Reciprocation vs. Rotation: Which is Better?

Educational Funding Provided by Real World Endo

Instrument safety and efficiency are components of our decision-making process when choosing endodontic nickel titanium files for clinical use. In this lecture, the role that instrument design and motion play in promoting safety while generating excellent outcomes will be discussed. This lecture will specifically address the role of instrumentation motions such as rotation vs. reciprocation and will describe the best ways to optimize each motion. Additionally, the best indications for use and contraindications for each motion will be fully discussed and demonstrated. After completing the program, participants will have a better understanding of instrument design, motion, and the various techniques for optimizing safety during root canal instrumentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clinical advantages and disadvantages of rotary instruments
  • Clinical advantages and disadvantages of reciprocating instruments
  • Understand the application of crown down technique to reciprocation motion
  • Be introduced to a novel reciprocation system utilizing the crown down technique
  • The full nature of bonded endodontic obturation using a bioceramic sealer
  • Evaluate indications and contraindications for the use of nitrous oxide sedation
  • List safety measures for detecting and assessing levels of trace gas in the dental office
  • Explain the legal considerations and the legal provision of the State of Texas

AGD Code: 070

3 CE Hours

Audience: D

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45

Technical & Scientific
Location: Room TBD Date: February 7, 2019 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Dr. Anne Koch Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh