Type to search

Endodontics Oasis Podcasts Restorative Dentistry Supporting Your Practice

What is gutta percha and how did it come to be used in dentistry? An interview with Dr. Mary Dabuleanu

Mary's PicPodcast Icon SmallDr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, interviewed Dr. Mary Dabuleanu, Endodontist at Dabuleanu Dental about the history of gutta percha and its use in dentistry.









Listen to the Audio Interview (11 mins)



  1. Jeon KA, Lee IB, Bae KS, Lee WC, Baek SH. Measurement of thermal expansion characteristic of root canal filling materials : Gutta-percha and Resilon. J Kor Acad Cons Dent. 2006;31(5):344-351. doi: 10.5395/JKACD.2006.31.5.344.  
  2. Khatavkar RA, Hedge V. The weak link in endodontics: Gutta-percha – A need for change. World J Dent. 2010;1(3)217-24.
  3. Shipper G, Ørstavik D, Teixeira FB, Trope M. An evaluation of microbial leakage in roots filled with a thermoplastic synthetic polymer-based root canal filling material (Resilon). J Endod. 2004;30(5):342-7.
  4. Tay FR, Loushine RJ, Weller RN, Kimbrough WF, Pashley DH, Mak YF, et al. Ultrastructural evaluation of the apical seal in roots filled with a polycaprolactone-based root canal filling material. J Endod. 2005;31(7):514-9.
  5. Teixeira FB, Teixeira EC, Thompson JY, Trope M. Fracture resistance of roots endodontically treated with a new resin filling material. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004;135(5):646-52.
  6. Goodman A, Schilder H, Aldrich W. The Thermomechanical properties of gutta percha. II. The history and molecular chemistry of gutta percha, OOO August 1969.
  7. Schilder, Goodman, Aldrich. Thermomechanical properties of gutta percha. Oral Surgery March 1985.
  8. Prakash, Gopikrishna, Kandaswamy. Gutta percha-An Untold Story. Endodontology. pp. 32-36.
  9. Ingle’s Endodonics 6. Ingle Bakland, Baumgartner. Chapter 29,pp. 1019-1050.


1 Comment

  1. Dr Arnold Gartner September 18, 2014

    Great Interview. I am hearing great things about you, but thats no surprise. Regards to the family. Arnie Gartner


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *