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Outcome of Endodontic Treatment Through Existing Full Coverage Restorations: An Endodontic Practice Case Series.

J Endod 2021 Nov 26. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

Division of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.

This case series assessed the outcome of non- surgical endodontic treatment completed through retained full coverage restorations (FCR) in a board-certified endodontist private practice. The number of cases completed by the first author was 153. All cases were performed following a standardized protocol for treatment and restoration depending on the type of FCR. Read More

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November 2021

Perception and practices of operative and endodontic specialists in Pakistan towards the use of dental magnification.

Work 2021 Nov 25. Epub 2021 Nov 25.

Department of Operative Dentistry, Jinnah Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan.

Background: The perceptions and trends of magnification use in dentistry need to be determined since magnification significantly enhances clinical practice.

Objective: To assess perception and practices of Operative and Endodontic specialists currently working in Pakistan, regarding use of magnification.

Methods: A structured questionnaire administered for this analytical cross-sectional study recorded demographics, trends of magnification devices used in practice and their perceived advantages and disadvantages by the specialists with close-ended questions and three-point Likert scale. Read More

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November 2021

International questionnaire study on systemic antibiotics in endodontics. Part 1. Prescribing practices for endodontic diagnoses and clinical scenarios.

Clin Oral Investig 2021 Nov 24. Epub 2021 Nov 24.

Department of Endodontics, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Medical Corps, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Objectives: Part 1 of this two-part study aims to investigate systemic antibiotics (SA) prescribing practices for various endodontic diagnoses and clinical scenarios by general practitioners, post-graduate students and endodontists in Israel and the former Soviet Union (FSU) states.

Materials And Methods: A total of 7500 dentists from Israel and FSU states were invited to fill in an online questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted the SA prescribing for endodontic diagnoses and clinical scenarios (post operative pain, post apical surgery and post avulsion). Read More

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November 2021

A bibliometric analysis of the top 100 most-cited case reports and case series in Endodontic journals.

Int Endod J 2021 Nov 24. Epub 2021 Nov 24.

School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Aim: To identify the top 100 most-cited case reports and case series published in Endodontic journals and to analyse their bibliometric characteristics.

Methodology: The Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science (WoS), Scopus, and PubMed databases were used to identify the top 100 most-cited case reports and case series in Endodontic journals. Complete bibliographic records of the selected case reports and case series were exported in plain text or BibTeX format and imported into the R environment for statistical computing and graphics. Read More

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November 2021

How is working length determination taught? A survey to assess what is recommended in undergraduate Schools of Dentistry in Brazil.

Eur J Dent Educ 2021 Nov 24. Epub 2021 Nov 24.

Endodontic Division, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Objective: To analyze what are the methods for working length (WLD) determination taught for undergraduate students in Brazilian Dental Schools and the perception of professors about the use of electronic WL determination in the clinical practice.

Methodology: An online questionnaire with eighteen closed questions was sent to 209 Schools of Dentistry in Brazil using the Google Forms Platform. The questionnaire was structured to analyze the perception of professors in the department of​endodontics about the method of working length determination taught in undergraduate courses in Dentistry. Read More

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November 2021

Patients with persistent idiopathic dentoalveolar pain in dental practice.

Int Endod J 2021 Nov 18. Epub 2021 Nov 18.

Clinic of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry, University of Zurich, Center of Dental Medicine, Plattenstrasse 11, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland.

Aim: To assess whether persistent idiopathic dentoalveolar pain (PIDAP), a diagnosis of exclusion, exhibits common features that can facilitate its diagnosis. PIDAP is defined by the International Classification of Orofacial Pain (ICOP 6.3. Read More

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November 2021

A protocol for the Development of Core Outcome Sets for Endodontic Treatment modalities (COSET): an international consensus process.

Trials 2021 Nov 17;22(1):812. Epub 2021 Nov 17.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Background: The outcome of endodontic treatment is generally assessed using a range of patient and clinician-centred, non-standardised clinical and radiographic outcome measures. This makes it difficult to synthesise evidence for systematic analysis of the literature and the development of clinical guidelines. Core outcome sets (COS) represent a standardised list of outcomes that should be measured and reported in all clinical studies in a particular field. Read More

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November 2021

Quantitative assessment of contrast-enhancement patterns of the healthy dental pulp by magnetic resonance imaging: A prospective in vivo study.

Int Endod J 2021 Nov 12. Epub 2021 Nov 12.

Department of Neuroradiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Aim: This prospective in vivo study aimed to optimize the assessment of pulpal contrast-enhancement (PCE) on dental magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) and investigate physiological PCE patterns.

Methodology: In 70 study participants, 1585 healthy teeth were examined using 3-Tesla dMRI before and after contrast agent administration. For all teeth, the quotient of post- and pre-contrast pulp signal intensity (Q-PSI) was calculated to quantify PCE. Read More

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November 2021

An innovative technique to safely perform active cleaning in teeth with open apices: CAB technique.

J Conserv Dent 2021 Mar-Apr;24(2):153-157. Epub 2021 Oct 9.

Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

The current study aims to evaluate the extrusion of NaOCl, using an artificial root canal with an open apex, using different canal irrigation protocols. For this study, a transparent artificial root canal was used. The apex was shaped to be oversized and irregular in form. Read More

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October 2021

Evaluation of the effect of periapical lesions and other odontogenic conditions on maxillary sinus mucosal thickness characteristics and mucosal appearance: A CBCT study.

J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects 2021 25;15(3):163-171. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Private Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Ankara, Turkey.

This retrospective study aimed to investigate the effect of various dental and maxillary sinus variables on maxillary sinus mucosal thickness (MT). The variables included periodontal bone loss (PBL), periapical status, dental restorations of posterior maxillary teeth, and the distance from the root apices to the sinus mucosa. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of the maxillary sinuses (n = 600) in 300 patients were examined. Read More

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Techniques to address fractured instruments in the middle or apical third of the root canal in human permanent teeth: a systematic review of the in vitro studies.

Clin Oral Investig 2021 Oct 26. Epub 2021 Oct 26.

Faculdade CNEC, R. Prof. Dr. João Augusto Rodrigues, 471 - Harmonia, Santo Ângelo, RS, 98801-015, Brazil.

Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate techniques for approaching fractured instruments in the root canal and to present possible outcomes in relation to dentin thickness, fracture resistance, technique success, and clinical time.

Materials And Methods: The bibliographic research was carried out in PubMed, Cochrane, Lilacs, Web of Science, Scopus, grey literature, and manual search. Following the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the titles and abstracts of 506 articles were read. Read More

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October 2021

A Scoping Review of Four Decades of Outcomes in Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment, Nonsurgical Retreatment, and Apexification Studies: Part 3-A Proposed Framework for Standardized Data Collection and Reporting of Endodontic Outcome Studies.

J Endod 2021 Oct 22. Epub 2021 Oct 22.

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Introduction: Despite initiatives to standardize and improve reporting of rapidly growing endodontic outcome research studies, issues related to missing and ambiguous information are still of great concern. In this article, we propose a framework for standardized data collection and a compiled checklist for reporting of various study designs on endodontic outcome.

Methods: A comprehensive search was carried out to locate randomized controlled trials, cohorts, case-control studies, or case series of >100 patients that reported on endodontic outcomes. Read More

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October 2021

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors in the Treatment of Endodontic Periapical Lesions in Adult Patients: A Narrative Review.

Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2021 Oct 13;14(10). Epub 2021 Oct 13.

ORTODENT, Specialist Orthodontic Private Practice in Grudziadz, 86-300 Grudziadz, Poland.

Platelet concentrates have been widely used in regenerative medicine, including endodontics. The aim of this manuscript was to assess critically the efficacy of PRF in the treatment of endodontic periapical lesions in adult patients on the basis of the literature. The PICO approach was used to properly develop literature search strategies. Read More

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October 2021

Fracture strength of zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations following endodontic access.

J Esthet Restor Dent 2021 Oct 19. Epub 2021 Oct 19.

Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Objectives: To compare the fracture load of zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns prepared with endodontic access with fine and coarse diamond instruments.

Materials And Methods: 0.8 mm (3Y zirconia) or 1 mm (lithium disilicate) crowns were luted to resin composite dies with resin-modified glass ionomer (zirconia) or self-adhesive resin (lithium disilicate) cement. Read More

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October 2021

Histopathological Investigation of Dental Pulp Reactions Related to Periodontitis.

Eur Endod J 2021 Aug;6(2):164-169

Department of Periodontology, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: Since the 1960s, there has been contradictory evidence regarding the association between periodontal pathology and the status of the pulp. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the histopathological changes of pulp tissue with severe periodontal disease, including vertical bone loss involving the major apical foramen, and compared them with the histological pulpal status of teeth with healthy periodontium.

Methods: This case-controlled study included 35 intact teeth with severe periodontitis of hopeless prognosis (test group) and 35 teeth without periodontitis extracted for orthodontic reasons (control group). Read More

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Endodontic position statements in deep caries management highlight need for clarification and consensus for patient benefit.

Int Endod J 2021 Nov;54(11):2145-2149

Cariology and Endodontics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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November 2021

Endodontic practice amongst Nigerian dentists undergoing postgraduate training.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 28;39:218. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Introduction: this study aimed at finding out current practice of endodontics amongst Nigerian dentists undergoing postgraduate training (also referred to as dental resident doctors) in different institutions across the nation.

Methods: a questionnaire-based, cross sectional study was conducted amongst dentists undergoing postgraduate training. Questions were asked on demographics, protocol for root canal treatment (RCT), materials employed in different stages. Read More

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October 2021

Endodontics Specialists' Practice during the Initial Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019.

J Endod 2021 Oct 6. Epub 2021 Oct 6.

Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Electronic address:

Introduction: The first outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States resulted in a nationwide closure of dental offices that created an oral health crisis. The aim of this observational study was to analyze and compare the characteristics of patients who visited 2 private endodontics offices from March 16 to May 31, 2020, compared with the same period in 2019.

Methods: Demographic, diagnostic, and procedural data of 1520 (693 in 2020 and 827 in 2019) patient visits were collected. Read More

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October 2021

Bacterial Invasion of Pulp Blood Vessels in Teeth with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis.

J Endod 2021 Dec 29;47(12):1854-1864. Epub 2021 Sep 29.

Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Grande Rio University, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Department of Endodontics and Dental Research, Iguaçu University, Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Introduction: This study described the degenerative changes and infection patterns of the pulp tissue associated with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.

Methods: The material consisted of 32 extracted teeth with untreated deep caries that were clinically and histologically diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis and were part of the histopathologic collection of 1 of the authors. The controls consisted of intact teeth with normal uninflamed pulps and teeth with reversible pulpitis. Read More

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December 2021

Effect of different coronal restorations on the fracture resistance of teeth with simulated regenerative endodontic treatment: An in vitro study.

Aust Endod J 2021 Oct 1. Epub 2021 Oct 1.

Private Practice in Pedodontics, Kayseri, Turkey.

This study investigated the effect of different coronal restorations on the fracture resistance (FR) of immature teeth with simulated regenerative endodontic treatment. A total of 120 lower premolars were divided into eight groups. Except for negative control, the root canals were instrumented with rotary files and Peeso reamers. Read More

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October 2021

Maxillary incisor internal root anatomy evaluated by cone-beam computed tomography in a population of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Acta Odontol Latinoam 2021 Aug;34(2):188-194

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Odontología, Cátedra de Endodoncia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In the field of anthropology, discrete traits are considered as minimal epigenetic variations. However, they can elicit complications in endodontic therapy. Thorough understanding of root canal morphology is essential to achieving predictable results in endodontic practice, and may be attained by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Read More

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Maxillary incisor internal root anatomy evaluated by cone-beam computed tomography in a population of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Acta Odontol Latinoam 2021 Aug;34(1):188-194

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Odontología, Cátedra de Endodoncia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In the field of anthropology, discrete traits are considered as minimal epigenetic variations. However, they can elicit complications in endodontic therapy. Thorough understanding of root canal morphology is essential to achieving predictable results in endodontic practice, and may be attained by using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Read More

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Tooth loss and radiographic bone loss in patients without regular supportive care: A retrospective study.

J Periodontol 2021 Sep 26. Epub 2021 Sep 26.

Periodontology Unit, Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King's College London, London, UK.

Background: Very few studies have investigated the effect of patient and site factors on periodontal progression and long-term tooth loss in populations with minimal dental care. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess tooth loss and radiographic bone loss over at least 5 years in patients attending a national-health service primary care practice in Sicily and undergoing no regular care.

Methods: Records of two hundred consecutive patients with at least 5 years follow-up were screened and demographic, clinical and radiographic data were retrieved. Read More

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September 2021

Pre-endodontic restoration of structurally compromised teeth: current concepts.

Br Dent J 2021 09 24;231(6):343-349. Epub 2021 Sep 24.

Clinical Fellow in Restorative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences and Dental Hospital, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Teeth that require endodontic treatment are often structurally compromised and this considerably complicates endodontic procedures. Therefore, pre-endodontic restoration is a key approach that dentists should consider for such teeth. This article discusses current concepts of pre-endodontic restoration, with a focus on adhesive restorative methods and surgical/orthodontic techniques, and provides a relevant decision-making flowchart. Read More

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September 2021

The Use of Selective Anesthesia in Endodontic Diagnosis.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2021 Oct;42(9):498-502; quiz 503

Endodontics Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Clinical Instructor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Science, Harvard School of Dental Medicine,Boston, Massachusetts; Private Practice limited to Endodontics, White River Junction, Vermont.

Foundational to the diagnosis of endodontic disease is the ability for clinicians to replicate a patient's pain via clinical testing. Patients experiencing degenerative pulp diseases, like an acutely symptomatic irreversible pulpitis,may present with poorly localized pain that cannot be clinically replicated. Selective anesthesia techniques can aid clinicians in the accurate diagnosis of these patients' symptoms. Read More

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October 2021

Outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of endodontic treatment for pulpitis and apical periodontitis for use in the development of European Society of Endodontology S3-level clinical practice guidelines: A consensus-based development.

Int Endod J 2021 Dec 22;54(12):2184-2194. Epub 2021 Sep 22.

School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Aims: The European Society of Endodontology (ESE) is in the process of developing S3-level clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of pulpal and apical disease. In order to support robust systematic literature reviews, appropriate outcome measures (OMs) with minimum follow-up times must first be identified. Hence, the current project aimed to identify the appropriate OMs with minimum/maximum follow-up time to assess the effectiveness of endodontic treatment for pulpitis and apical periodontitis for use in the development of ESE S3-level guidelines through a standard consensus-based methodology. Read More

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December 2021

Endodontic Approach and Periodontal Regenerative Therapy for a Mandibular Right Central Incisor Affected by a Perforation and Cemental Tear.

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2021 Sep-Oct;41(5):e205-e212

Department of Biological Endodontics, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

A cemental tear involves complete or incomplete separation of the cementum on the root surface along the cementodentinal junction. Because a cemental tear can lead to periodontal breakdown and mimic endodontic and periodontal lesions, diagnosing clinical cases can be difficult and requires special examinations. A 72-year-old woman presented with a localized periodontal defect on the labial and interproximal surfaces of the mandibular right central incisor. Read More

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September 2021

Kids Digital Crown Technique: an innovative approach to restore primary teeth.

Eur J Paediatr Dent 2021 Sep;22(3):204-206

University of l´Aquila, Dental Clinic, L´Aquila, Italy.

Aim: The purpose of this clinical case is to present the Kids Digital Crown Technique (KDCT), an innovative technique to restore primary teeth with customised prosthetic crowns.

Methods: A six-year-old patient presented to our clinic with an extensive carious process affecting tooth 8.4. Read More

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September 2021

Ultrasonic Device Complications in Endodontics: An Analysis of Adverse Events From the Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience.

Authors:
S Craig Rhodes

J Patient Saf 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

From the Department of Endodontics, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Objectives: The author conducted a study to determine the frequency and types of adverse events associated with endodontic ultrasonic devices as reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. Read More

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September 2021

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors in the Treatment of Endodontic Periapical Lesions in Adult Patients: Case Reports.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Aug 31;22(17). Epub 2021 Aug 31.

ORTODENT Specialist Orthodontic Private Practice in Grudziadz, 86-300 Grudziadz, Poland.

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is an autologous blood concentrate obtained without anticoagulants by centrifugation of patients' peripheral venous blood. PRF is considered to enhance the formation of new bone. The aim of this manuscript was to present two case reports of permanent teeth with closed apexes with periapical lesions, treated endodontically with the use of PRF. Read More

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