This webinar gets to the root of obturation difficulties dentists face. There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than completing a root canal and looking at the final radiograph wondering: Why is there a void? Why is the obturation short/long? Why is there a huge sealer puff? And 6-12 months later, thinking “The fill looks dense, but why isn’t the apical lesion healing?”
To answer these questions, we will take a closer look at our endodontic goals. We will consider the ideal properties of obturation materials to help us achieve our goals. A discussion of bioceramic sealers will highlight a paradigm shift in endodontics—a shift from “gutta-percha based obturation” to “sealer-based obturation”. Can “single cone obturation” change its reputation? Is it a hasty shortcut or a best-kept secret? Finally, we will discuss how cold obturation techniques can provide predictable results and ultimately benefit our patients without the need for elaborate or expensive equipment.
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
» Identify the goals of endodontic therapy
» Understand myths related to obturation
» Consider ideal properties of obturation materials, including bioceramics
» Learn techniques for predictable obturation every time