Jonathan Uhles, D.D.S., MDS.
Disclosures: Sonendo: Other Financial or Material Support, When speaking about how I incorporated GentleWave technology into my practice, Sonendo has paid me a speaking honorarium. I have no vested financial interest in the company, however, and my thoughts, content and lectures are my own.
Advances in instrument design and metallurgy now allow for predictable shaping of the primary canals within a root canal system - severe curvature and calcification notwithstanding. Proper disinfection of the complete canal system, however, has remained elusive with no predictable method for complete sterilization following instrumentation. New technology has the potential to disinfect the entire root canal system and facilitate conservation of tooth structure, minimizing the likelihood of cervical and vertical root fractures post-treatment.