Root fractures are frustrating for both patient and dentist. They cause pain and infection and tooth replacement is costly.
Synopsis: This lecture will discuss root fractures as well as past and current concepts in root canal shaping. Strategies to improve the longevity of endodontically treated teeth will be discussed.
- To learn to better diagnose root fractures.
- To learn varying opinions about shaping root canals.
- To learn strategies to decrease the likelihood of root and coronal fractures after RCT.
Bio: Mark Olesen received his dental degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988. He practiced general dentistry for 6 years and then completed his graduate program in endodontics at the University of Southern California in 1996. Mark practices endodontics full-time in North Vancouver and devotes much time to study clubs and teaching. He is not affiliated with any company that sells dental products.