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daily AAE San Francisco April 06, 2016

exhibitors Endo Tribune U.S. Edition | April 6, 2016 6 Ad “ TRENDS, Page 4 mesio-distal preparation along the entire bucco-lingual width. The result is a pre- pared canal space that reflects to a much larger extent the original canal anatomy in larger form. Another significant point is that the final canal preparation is the result of a sequence of instruments from glide path up through the final instrument. A curved canal might easily be distort- ed were it shaped initially with a 30/02 stainless-steel reamer, but when that same canal is shaped via a sequence of instruments, starting with an 06 tipped 02 tapered stainless-steel reamer, the pathway through the curved canal is be- ing increasingly refined, allowing subse- quent thicker and somewhat less flexible relieved reamers to faithfully follow the established pathway. The means exist today to fully shape canals that reflect the original canal anatomy, addressing both the mesio- distal and bucco-lingual planes in a way that respects both the structural integ- rity of the root and the shaping instru- ments. The root is left stronger, and the instruments may be used multiple times with significant cost savings. The pres- ervation of dentin combined with in- creased removal of pulp tissue and the bacteria it supports are consistent with safer, more effective endodontics. The goal of this article is to inform den- tists that less destructive, safer and more effective means exist to cleanse and shape canals, combining reduced loss of dentin with a greater removal of pulp tis- sue and bacteria. References 1. Li SH, Lu Y, Song D, Zhou X, Zheng QH, Gao Y, Huang DM. Occurrence of Dentinal Mi- crocracks in Severely Curved Root Canals with ProTaper Universal, WaveOne and ProTaper Next File Systems. J Endod. 2015;41(11):1875-1879. 2. Yoldas O, Yilmaz S, Atakan G, Kuden C, Kasan Z. Dentinal Microcrack Formation During Root Canal Preparations by Differ- ent NiTi Rotary Instruments and the Self- Adjusting File. J Endod. 2012;38(2): 232–235. 3. Haïkel Y, Serfaty R, Bateman G, Senger B, Allemann C. Dynamic and cyclic fatigue of engine-driven rotary nickel-titanium end- odontic instruments. J Endod. 1999;25(6): 434–440. 4. Dane A, Capar ID, Arslan H, Akçay M, Uysal B. Effect of Different Torque Settings on Crack Formation in Root Dentin. J Endod. 2016;42(2):304–306. About the author Barry Lee Musikant, DMD, FICD, is a member of the American Dental Associa- tion, American Association of Endodontists, Academy of General Dentistry, the Dental Society of New York, First District Dental Society, Academy of Oral Medicine, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and the American Society of Dental Aes- thetics. He is also a fellow of the American College of Dentistry (FACD). He is a partner in one of the largest endodontic practices in Manhattan. Musi- kant’s 35-plus years of practice experience have established him as one of the top authorities in endodontics. To find more information from Musikant, visit, email or call (888) 542-6376. Komet USA’s F360 endodontic file sys- tem permits preparation of most root ca- nals with a simplified sequence that the company says is perfect for even begin- ning endodontists. Requiring only two files, the F360 files use the same torque (1.8 Ncm) and speed values (250-350 rpm); doctors don’t need to adjust speed or torque when changing files during the preparation sequence. Thanks to the small taper of the files (.04), the system is suitable for almost any canal anatomy — whether straight, curved or S-shaped GPR gutta-percha remover Komet USA’s growing line of endodon- tic instruments and accessories now Reduce root canal prep time features the GPR gutta-percha remover, which maximizes the efficient removal of gutta-percha from endodontic canals undergoing retreatment. The specialized nickel-titanium bur is engineered with non-cutting edges, en- abling gutta-percha to be softened and removed through frictional heat gener- ated from rotation. Supplied in packages of five, the bur is offered in sizes 025 and 030 GPR.RA.025 and GPR.RA.030.  G180A Gates-Glidden Reamer Designed for tapered reaming in the straight, coronal portion of the root ca- nal, the G180A Gates-Glidden short ream- er is constructed of stainless steel. The bur’s total length is only 28 mm (compared to the standard 32-mm length), and it can be applied using the crown-down technique after the canal has been opened. The reamer is offered in sizes 050, 070, 090, 110, 130, and 150 and is supplied in packages of six. Also available is the G180 standard-length Gates-Glidden reamer. All of Komet USA’s Gates-Glidden burs are color coded according to ISO sizes. (Source: Komet USA) Here at the AAE For more information about Komet USA and its endodontic products, call (888) 566–3887, go to or stop by booth No. 826.

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