Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation

PR03 - Comparative Analysis of Single File Rotary and Reciprocating NiTi Glide Path Systems

Thursday, April 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Hall

The preparation of a reproducible glide path (GP) is advocated prior to introducing traditional rotary files into the root canal system. The aim of this study was to measure the working time, occurrence of canal transportation, and degree of file distortion for manual hand instrumentation and three different NiTi GP systems: ProGlider (PG, Dentsply Sirona), EdgeGlidePath (EG, EdgeEndo), and WaveOne Gold Glider (WG, Dentsply Sirona). Thirty-seven mandibular molars were accessed and instrumented to a size #10 SS K-file. The canals were randomly divided into four groups with 16 canals each. A GP was created in each canal following the manufacture’s recommendations and the working time was recorded. To determine apical transportation, a standardized radiographic image was taken pre and post instrumentation and the images were superimposed using Adobe Photoshop CS6. File distortion was evaluated under microscopic magnification. A statistical analysis was completed using the Kruskal-Wallis and Fisher's exact test for determining apical transportation and degree of file distortion, respectively. No statistically significant differences were noted in working time between the PG, EG, and WG groups. The manual instrumentation group had the longest mean working time. WG was the only group to show no evidence of distortion (p<0.05). No statistical difference among the groups in terms of apical transportation was noted. Conclusion: The Proglider, EdgeGlidePath, and the WaveOne Gold Glider systems are more efficient in producing a glide path than manual hand instrumentation. No GP creation method had any significant apical canal transportation. WG demonstrated the least amount of distortion.

Nathan L. Horwitz

Endodontic Resident
University of Florida

Grew up in Orange County, California. Attended UC-Santa Barbara for my bachelors degree, University of the Pacific for my DDS, and am now finishing up my residency in endodontics at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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Jeremiah Patrick

Dental Student
University of Florida

Jeremiah Patrick was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He graduated UF as a finance major with a BSBA in 2005 followed by completing a post-bacc in biology at the University of West Florida. He is a first generation dental student and aspiring endodontist.

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Roberta Pileggi

Chair and Program Director of the Department of Endodontics at University of Florida, Associate Dean of Advanced and Graduate Education, AAE Board of Director for District II
University of Florida

Chair and Program Director, Associate Dean of the Department of Advanced and Graduate Education, District III Board Director, Coda consultant, Director of the School of Advanced Dental Sciences at University of Florida, College of Dentistry.

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Eleonora Bakiri

Clinical Professor
University of Florida

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at University of Florida, Gainesville. Involved with the predoctoral teaching, research and intramural Faculty Practice. Worked in private practice for 15 years in Athens, Greece.

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Marianella Natera-Fernandez

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Pre-doctoral Endodontics.
University of Florida

Dr. Marianella Natera-Fernandez is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics and is the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics. Dr. Natera-Fernandez previously served as an assistant professor at Rutgers University where she received her Master’s Degree in Endodontics and taught both undergrad and post-graduate endodontic students. She received her first dental degree at the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela in 1995 and then enjoyed 12 years in private practice as a general dentist, with a simultaneous part-time faculty teaching assignment at Universidad Santa Maria for 7 years. Dr. Natera-Fernandez completed a fellowship in Endodontics here at the University of Florida in 2009 and was excited to return to UF in 2017 helping to lead Endogators to Academic Excellence!

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