What's springing up… many new technological advances will allow you to provide efficient and excellent endodontic care for your patients. The instrumentation phase of endodontic treatment can be categorized with locating the canal oriﬁces, negotiating the canals, opening the oriﬁce, reconﬁrming working length, and utilizing "cutting edge" rotary/reciprocation instruments. Recent improvements in the delivery of irrigation solutions have enhanced the reduction of bacteria and debris in the root canal system with apical negative pressure irrigation. Warm vertical condensation of gutta-percha has improved with the technological advances of introducing heat into the canal and backﬁlling with gutta-percha. This evidence based lecture will help the attendee to experience the newest revolution of endodontic technology.
- Understand the different techniques of apical negative pressure irrigation.
- List the steps of rotary/reciprocation adaptive instrumentation.
- Describe the different delivery procedures for continuous wave obturation.
Dr. John S. Olmsted is a past President of the American Association of Endodontists, and past General Chairperson of the American Dental Association 2004 Orlando, FL Meeting. He has been active in practice, teaching, lecturing, and professional dental organizations for the past 40 years. John has presented 565 days of scientific sessions with international, national, regional, state dental meetings, and dental schools. He is emeritus in a group endodontic practice in Greensboro, NC with Dr. Hal W. Mohorn, Jr., Dr. Steven G. Mohorn, Dr. Ken Morgan, Jr., Dr. Matthew Baird, Dr. Will Stanley, Dr. Leslie Malueg, Dr. H. Wayne Mohorn, Sr. (emeritus), and Dr. Stuart B. Fountain (emeritus), Dennis L. Torney (emeritus).
John received his DDS from the University of Iowa in 1975 and was awarded OKU. He earned his MS from the University of North Carolina in 1977 and is currently an Adjunct Professor in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Endodontics and obtained his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1984, Fellowship in the International College of Dentists (FICD) in 1989, Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1993, and Fellowship in the American College of Dentists (FACD) in 1995.