This special Compendium eBook provides two continuing education articles on endodontic topics. The first article reviews solutions to the problem of endodontic rotary file breakage. In the second article, the authors examine mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), a material that has become vital in endodontic dentistry.
CE 1: Remedying and Preventing Endodontic Rotary Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) File Breakage James K. Bahcall, DMD, MS
This article describes how endodontic rotary file breakage can be highly stressful and also lead to post-treatment complications. The author explains what causes separated endodontic rotary files, how to prevent it from happening, and the prognosis for a tooth should the clinician be unable to remove the broken file. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA): Its History, Composition, and Clinical Applications Peter Z. Tawil, DMD, MS, FRCD(C), Dipl, ABE; Derek J. Duggan, BDentSc, MS, Dipl. ABE; and Johnah C. Galicia, DMD, MS, PhD
In this article on mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), the authors outline the various clinical applications of the material, highlighting how endodontic procedures have greatly benefitted from its availability. In reviewing the use of this material, the article demonstrates that MTA-based endodontics products are likely to continue to be a strong component of good dental practice, both now and in the future. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC