Presentation Title:  Clinical Introduction of Plastic Endodontic Rotary Files and

                                  Ultrasonic Tips  

 

Presenter:  James K. Bahcall, DMD, MS

                    Associate Professor

                    Department of Surgical Sciences

                    Director, Postgraduate Endodontic Program

                    Marquette University School of Dentistry

                    1801 West Wisconsin Ave

                    Milwaukee, WI 53223

                    Ph#: 1-414-288-6517

                    Fax#: 1-414-288-6510

                    E-mail: JKBMU@aol.com

 

 

 

Presentation Synopsis:

 

The advancement of polymer science and technology have allowed for the development of plastic endodontic rotary files and ultrasonic tips.  With any new technology, an dentist needs to be educated on the scientific research and clinical advantages and disadvantages of plastic endodontic instruments. This lecture will provide up to date information on the research and clinical application of this new state-of-the-art file and ultrasonic tip technology.

 

 

Course Objectives:

 

  1. At conclusion, participants should be able to understand the technology involved in creating plastic rotary files and ultrasonic tips.
  2. At conclusion, participants should be able to understand the clinical advantages and disadvantages of plastic ultrasonic tips over metal ultrasonic tips currently used in conventional endodontic treatment.
  3. At conclusion, participants should be able to understand the clinical advantages and disadvantages to plastic rotary files as compared to nickel-titanium rotary files that are currently used in conventional endodontic treatment.