Endo Video Tip: M4 Handpiece

Endo Video Tip: M4 Handpiece

Hi everyone, I wanted to go over one of my favorite tools because this guy really helps me make my root canal so much more efficient.   So this is my M4 handpiece — it goes on to my slow speed attachment and it turns my hand file into a rotary file....
Endo Quick Tip: Hypochlorite in Action

Endo Quick Tip: Hypochlorite in Action

Have you ever wondered what sodium hypochlorite really does? Sodium hypochlorite is responsible for tissue dissolution. In essence, it dissolves all the pulpal tissue as part of the chemical disinfection during your root canal. I love it when I pull out the pulp in...
Endo Quick Tip: What to Do with Bent Files

Endo Quick Tip: What to Do with Bent Files

Sometimes I feel like I get all of the calcified cases out there.  And you know what that means? It means that I use up and ruin all of my hand files, and that’s just not fair!  Just kidding, but this overuse of files has made me crafty and resourceful. So,...
Two Easy Radiograph Solutions

Two Easy Radiograph Solutions

Root Canal Therapy Radiograph Woes Taking a radiograph during a root canal can be such a challenge. Ensuring that you have proper isolation throughout the entire process is imperative. I always suggest leaving the rubber dam in place while taking the x-ray, too. This...
CYA: Informed Consent as a Part of Your Patient Care

CYA: Informed Consent as a Part of Your Patient Care

Having a patient fill out a consent form for endodontic treatment seems like a no-brainer at first. But on a busy day in the office, with back-to-back patients, it can be easy to skip past time-sucking formalities like consent forms. But performing an endodontic...
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