The goal of endodontic treatment is to eliminate intracanal bacterial infection and prevent reinfection. From a technical point of view, the goal of canal preparation is to provide adequate access to disinfecting solutions without making major preparation errors such as perforations, canal transportations, instrument fractures or unnecessary removal of tooth structure.
Root canal anatomy can be unpredictable ranging from canals that are almost straight to highly complex canal configurations. The introduction of nickel-titanium (NiTi) instruments to endodontics almost three decades ago has resulted in dramatic improvements for successful canal preparation for generalists and specialists.
An important recent development is the application of heat treatment to nickel-titanium alloy, both before and after the file is manufactured. This results in files with increased flexibility and high resistance to fatigue fracture, as well as the ability to maintain the natural canal path even in abrupt curvatures.
The utilization of these technologies for predictable instrumentation of challenging cases, following the basics of endodontic anatomy is the goal of this presentation
- Define the parameters of canal curvatures and assess the technical difficulties of each canal anatomy
- Explain very familiar with the features, advantages and the clinical protocol for use of the new RaCe EVO heat-treated rotary files
- Discuss and be able to predictably implement the RaCe EVO protocol to their endodontic cases
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