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Inside Dentistry
May 2017
Volume 13, Issue 5

Providing the Best Endodontic Treatment

Using the Tango-Endo® and SafeSider® systems for efficient, reliable results

Anthony Corello, DMD

Having practiced for over 30 years, I pride myself on providing the finest root canal treatment for my patients. As a general dentist, I feel that upon case selection, you should be certain that you could complete the case as well as an endodontic specialist.

I, like a multitude of other general practitioners who have been practicing for many years, have undergone an evolutionary process to modernize my procedural techniques. One such clinical area is root canal treatment. For almost 20 years, my endodontic process involved only hand instrumentation. My hand instrumentation results looked great, but after countless days of hand fatigue and packing lateral condensation obturation, I knew I had to give engine-driven rotation a try.

I was fortunate to find a hands-on endodontic training facility very close to my location in South Hackensack, NJ. Due to the tremendous endodontic training provided in this course, other attendees had traveled across the country for the two-day seminar.

My first engine-driven system was fully rotating. Again, my results were excellent, but safety was a real concern. I was fearful of instrument separation, so I researched reciprocating systems and found the Endo-Express® handpiece and the SafeSider® instruments. This handpiece, unlike many others, truly oscillates back and forth. This motion, coupled with the flat-sided SafeSider instruments, performs a thorough job of debridement while alleviating fears of separation.

My next evolution occurred about three years ago. In an effort to simplify instrumentation steps, I switched to the Tango-Endo® system. Like most general practitioners, I perform two to three endodontic procedures a week and refer harder molar cases to an endodontist colleague who has a microscope. Therefore, shortening my procedural sequence with a system that still offered the safe oscillating motion and flat-sided instruments that I loved was a great modification to my protocol. I still use my SafeSider system for glide-path creation, then perform the instrumentation sequence with just two Tango-Endo instruments. What I love about the Tango-Endo system is that, upon completion of the instrumentation sequence, the precision matched gutta percha points fit perfectly in the canal.

The doctor-patient relationship is very important to me. During the root canal treatment procedure, I interact a great deal with my patients to help calm and relax them. Even with this interaction, I usually complete cases in about an hour. Even in older patients with extremely tight canals, I can efficiently get to the apex without fear of file separation. Using Tango-Endo, I feel more confident.

For more information, contact:

Essential Dental Systems, Inc.

About the Author

Anthony Corello, DMD, MAGD, performs various general dental restoration procedures, root canal treatments, esthetic dentistry, and implantology in Westfield, NJ. Dr. Corello is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and, with over 30 years of clinical expertise, provides the utmost in patient care.

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