HOW TO MANAGE CURVED AND CALCIFIED CANALS?
Root canal curvature and calcification introduce factors that increase the risk of procedural accidents during root canal treatment. The inability to achieve patency to the apical third, asymmetrical dentine removal leading to transportation, perforation and instrument fracture inside the curved trajectories are some of the procedural problems that might jeopardize the management of intraradicular infection and result in poor treatment outcomes. In fact, curved and constricted canals introduce such complexity that total instrumentation concepts and specially designed instruments have been developed to deal with the challenge. This lecture seeks to provide and consolidate the principles necessary for understanding the dynamics of curved and constricted canal management and to improve the clinical skills.
At the end of this lecture the participant will be able to
• Understand the biological objectives of root canal treatment manipulation in curved and calcified canals
• Understand how to choose instruments for curved and calcified canals
• Understand how to choose techniques for curved and calcified canals
• Practice new techniques and develop new skills
• Take away tips and hints to use them in the everyday practice
Dr. Antonis Chaniotis DDS, MDSC
Chaniotis Antonis is a graduate of the University of Athens Dental School, Greece (1998). In 2003 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Athens Dental School. Since 2003, he owns a limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece. For 10 years, he served as a clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Athens, Athens Dental School, Endodontic department, Greece. In 2012 he was awarded the title of Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK.
He lectures nationally and internationally, and he has published more that 20 articles in peer review International Journals. His cases are published in peer review Journals and International Endodontic textbooks. He currently serves as an active member of the Hellenic Association of Endodontists, Country representative in ESE, member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology, certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), international member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry