Roots magazine 3/2013 – Diagnosis 2013: The things you need to know for successful endodontic treatment

Thomas Jovicich MS, DMD

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The goal of endodontic treatment is for the clinician to achieve an effective cleaning and debridement of the root canal system, including the smear layer and all of its mechanical and bacterial byproducts. Traditionally this is accomplished via mechanical instrumentation in conjunction with chemical irrigants together and actively engaged to completely debride and sterilize the root canal system.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand that diagnosis is a multifocal approach, and be able to demonstrate knowledge of all of the components of diagnosis.
  • Have a keen concept as to the restorative challenges and decisions that are integral to success and patient satisfaction.
  • Understand the relationship and the balance between keeping a tooth versus extraction and implant placement.

Release date: 26 August 2013
Expiration date: 26 August 2016


Thomas Jovicich MS, DMD

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