Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics Blog
An Endodontic Case Study by Dr. Steven Cohen, DDS
In this case, the thermafil obturator separated, but was retrieved using the IRS® Instrument Removal System Black retriever for the coronal half, and a Hedstrom file for the apical half.
X-Ray showing the working length
Retrieval of the Coronal half of the Thermafil Obturation
Retrieval of the Apical half of the Thermafil Obturation
I am an associate professor at the University of Padua’s (Italy) Master’s program in Endodontics, and have been a member of the AAE (American Association of Endodontists) since 1990. My own practice (Studio Odontoiatrico Associato) is dedicated exclusively to Endodontics. As a result, I have tried a lot of dental devices and instruments—especially endo ultrasonic [...]