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Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh, before his presentation on the use of bioceramics in endodontic treatment at the recent Chicago Midwinter Meeting. (DTI/Photo Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Mar 4, 2013 | News USA

Advancements in bioceramic nanotechnology are announced

by Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: At the Chicago Dental Society’s 148th Midwinter Meeting, held in late February, there was plenty for endodontists to be excited about. The exhibit hall was teeming with new technology to help improve patient care, plus products and services to make practices more efficient and more profitable.

Brasseler USA held a press conference to announce advancements in bioceramic nanotechnology for endodontic treatment. EndoSequence BC Sealer, introduced in 2009, is a component of Brasseler’s complete obturation system. Unlike conventional sealers on the market, BC Sealer utilizes moisture naturally present in dentinal tubules to initiate its setting reaction. The material does not shrink.

Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh, a practicing endodontist from Boston who has completed 4,000 procedures using the material, presented results of various cases.

“The physical properties of bioceramics will allow us not only to change the way we fill a root canal but, more importantly, how we do endodontics,” Nasseh said.

Mike McLaughlin, national manager – endodontics for Brasseler USA, also spoke at the press conference, offering more information on the product.

Award for Buchanan

Longtime lecturer Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, who presented a daylong course on “The Art of Endodontics,” was honored at the meeting with the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Award.

Other speakers in Chicago included Dr. Clifford Ruddle, who presented “Creating Endodontic Excellence,” and Dr. Thomas Ziemiecki, who offered “Options for the Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth.”


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