Endodontics

View from the Chairside: Artistic Interpretation and Smile Design

Highlights In the anterior segment, as the number of guiding landmarks to determine restorative tooth anatomy decreases, the need for artistic interpretation to create new landmarks increases. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Belzycki recounts his personal clinical experience in attaining that artistic vision. In his opinion, only so much can be acquired didactically, much of it is a result of trial and error, learned by personally contouring extensive restorations in the provisional phase to ensure the achievement of a mutually agreed upon design with the patient. Once established, that design must be effectively communicated with laboratory to guide that phase ...

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View from the Chairside: Root Resection Technique to Solve a Unique Clinical Dilemma

Continuing the series of cases that Dr. Paul Belzycki shared with us on CDA Oasis, here he is today presenting a case, using the root resection technique.  Dr. Paul Belzycki is a general dentist from Toronto, who has volunteered a number of clinical cases that will be presented on Oasis Discussions. Dr. Belzycki’s experience spans over 38 years of clinical practice in which he treated several complex cases that have required a combination of periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic treatments. Dr. Belzycki welcomes your feedback and suggestions which you can share with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca We hope you find the case ...

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View from the Chairside: Comprehensive Management of Restorative Endeavour of a Patient with a Cleft Lip and Palate

It is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Paul Belzycki, general dentist from Toronto, who volunteered a number of clinical cases that will be presented on Oasis Discussions. Dr. Belzycki’s experience spans over 38 years of clinical practice in which he treated several complex cases that have required a combination of periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic treatments.  Dr. Belzycki shared his thoughts about the art and science of dentistry in a previous post that you can view by following this link. I hope you find the case presentation valuable. Should you wish to ask Dr. Belzycki a question or to share ...

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Dr. Joel Fransen: Which Technique to Use to Test for Pulpal Vitality Necrosis?

Dr. Joel Fransen answered a question that came our way from a Canadian dentist: Which technique do you tend to use to test for pulpal vitality necrosis? Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager    

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CE Showcase: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs

Dr. Manor Haas, Certified Specialist in Endodontics in Toronto, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his upcoming session at PDC 2017. Highlights Dr. Haas sessions run as follows:  Thursday, March 9, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs Thursday, March 9, 2017: 1:30 – 4:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals Friday, March 10, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals (repeat)      

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What happens when a gutta percha is extruded and broken beyond the apex?

Dr. Joel Fransen, Endodontist in Richmond BC, responded to a question submitted by a general dentist. Q: What happens when a gutta percha is extruded and broken beyond the apex? To share your comments, feedback or to ask a question, please email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  

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What Should You Consider When Making an Endodontic Diagnosis?

Dr. Joel Fransen, an endodontist from B.C, recently spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the terms used in endodontic diagnosis. Highlights Without the right diagnosis, endodontic treatment cannot be successfully performed. Reviewing the basics is important to help us become the “pulp whisperers”. Each tooth should have a diagnosis of the pulp tissue and periradicular area. Additionally, the adjacent teeth should also have similar diagnoses. Tips Ensure the reception team reminds patients to bring in their current medication list. Take a thorough medical and dental history. Use appropriate dental and endodontic terminology when communicating with dental providers. Determine if the ...

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The Use of Regenerative Techniques in Endodontics

In this short discussion, Dr. Isabel Mello, an endodontist from Dalhousie University, speaks with Dr. Suham Alexander about the use of regenerative techniques in endodontics. Highlights Regenerative techniques, although newer, have been used in apexification for teeth with necrotic pulps and open apices. This procedure is used to help revascularize teeth necrotic pulps and incomplete root formation, poor crown:root ratios, open apices and thin dentinal walls. Revascularization has the potential to improve these issues compared to other techniques. The technique still requires disinfection of the root canal system, intracanal medicaments, stem cells which are already present in the environment and a ...

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