L. Stephen Buchanan, D.D.S., F.I.C.D, FACD
Dental Education Laboratories
Disclosures: Brasseler, USA: Armamentarium of Dental Supplies for CE Courses, Honorarium, Other Financial or Material Support; Care Credit : Consultant; Dental Education Laboratories: Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds); Dental Engineering Laboratories: Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds); Dentsply: Other Financial or Material Support, Patent Royalties; J.Morita USA: Grant/Research Support; Obtura Spartan: Other Financial or Material Support, Patent Royalties; Sonendo, Inc.: Consultant; Sybron Endo: Other Financial or Material Support, Patent Royalties
Fee: $995 (after March 1: $1,145)
An instrument fracture is very frustrating and instrument retrieval is considered to be more challenging than any other endodontic procedure. In addition, the instrument fracture immediately hinders the clinician from performing further treatment, and thus the outcome of the treatment will be compromised. Although the success rates of instrument retrieval with ultrasonics are in the range of 80 to 90%, ultrasonic retrieval has never been 100% successful and it is deemed to be unpredictable in terms of time and dentin sacrifice. Ultrasonic removal attempts especially from the apical one third of a curved canal often result in a significant amount of dentin sacrifice. On top of that, aggressive use of ultrasonics could lead to perforation and secondary fracture especially around a curve because there is no standardized technique for successful instrument retrieval. Therefore, in this workshop predictable and minimally invasive techniques are proposed to retrieve a broken file with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit (TFRK) to both maximize the success and minimize dentin sacrifice without causing iatrogenic events.
AAE Workshop No Show Policy:
A no show occurs if a registrant does not cancel in advance of AND/OR does not show up for their scheduled workshop within 30 minutes of the published start time. If a registrant no shows, they will forfeit their spot at the workshop and an individual from the wait-list will be given their place. Per registration cancellation policy, refunds for AAE workshops will not be granted, regardless of circumstance (including no show’s), after March 22, 2019.