There is inadequate research regarding the physical properties of endodontic paper points as an adjunct to endodontic therapy. The purpose of this study is to measure the physical dimensions of paper points of different size, quantify how many paper points are needed to dry a simulated canal and to determine if any (cellulose) fibers are left behind after insertion/removal of a simulated root canal system. Nissin plastic endodontic training blocks were selected for this study. A total of 135 blocks were used to simulate a fluid filled root canal system and to quantify how many paper points were needed to dry a simulated canal. After the canals were dried, the blocks were split and viewed under an endodontic microscope. Results and conclusions to be determined.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
From Wichita, Kansas. Went to Wichita State University for undergraduate studies, then UMKC for his dental training, then Nebraska for his endodontic training, then heading back to Wichita for private practice.
Thursday, April 26
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM