When a file fractures during root canal treatment there are several treatment options available to the clinician. The definitive management should be based on a thorough knowledge of the success rates of each treatment option, balanced against potential risks of removal or file retention. Although integration of modern techniques into endodontic practice has improved the clinician's ability to remove fractured files, removal may not always be possible or even desirable.
Occlusal diagnosis plays an important role in the planning and subsequent delivery of predictable functional and aesthetic restorations and prostheses. Once an occlusal problem is identified there are a number of techniques and materials that can be utilised to record... Continue Reading →
Mahul Patel and myself published a two part series on Occlusion in the Singapore Dental Journal recently. Part one looks at aetiology and diagnosis with part 2 focusing on methods for recording and treatment planning. Good occlusal practise provides an... Continue Reading →