This is a lecture with Dr. Gilberto Debelian - 1 hour and 11 minutes
When discussing root canal therapy most practitioners immediately jump to instrumentation and disinfection. However, access, finding and exploring the canal to length and creating an adequate glide path are critical steps for conservative instrumentation without procedural errors.
This talk will discuss and illustrate our definition of “minimally adequate access cavities”, steps and technologies used in finding all canals, exploring the canals to working length and creating an adequate glide path. The use of stainless steel files and unique NiTi files will be presented in order to explore challenging canals and also to easily create the glide path.
The participant should
- Understand the importance of access cavity, finding and exploring all canals and creating an adequate glide path conservatively but without procedural errors
- Be familiar with the steps and instruments available in order to achieve the above aims