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Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan

Dental Education Laboratories, 1515 State Street, Suite 16
Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Phone:+1 805 899 4529
Fax:+1 805 963 0946
E-Mail:info@endobuchanan.com
Internet:www.endobuchanan.com
Short CV

Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan established Dental Education Laboratories in 1989, through which he has lectured and conducted participation courses around the world. Buchanan holds a number of patents for dental instruments and techniques, including variably tapered shaping instruments for use in endodontics. He pioneered a system-based approach to treating root canals. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and implant surgery in Santa Barbara, California.

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Příprava vstupů do kořenových kanálků – předpoklad úspěšné endodoncie Apr 13, 2017 | News Czech Republic & Slovakia

Příprava vstupů do kořenových kanálků – předpoklad úspěšné endodoncie

Během jednotlivých procedur se hromadí chyby. To je důvod, proč je špatně vytvořený přístupový otvor na začátku ošetření kořenového kanálku mnohem více zničující než problémy vyvstávající z nevhodné velikosti gutaperčového čepu těsně před dokončením ošetření. Nenajděte jeden kanálek a ošetření se nezdaří ...

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Removing separated files with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit Dec 11, 2015 | Endodontics USA

Removing separated files with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit

I once asked my good friend Dr. Yoshi Terauchi how many canals he shaped with a given nickel titanium rotary file before discarding it and bringing a new file into the procedure. He answered, “I use rotary files until they break, I remove the broken segment and then get a new file.” WHAT? I thought to myself as I looked at him like he had two heads.

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The rationale and use of electronic apex locators Aug 13, 2014 | Endodontics International

The rationale and use of electronic apex locators

Electronic apex locators (EALs) are my best friend when performing a root canal. Of all the devices I use in practice, my RootZX-mini (Fig. 1) is the most indispensable. This is borne out by the fact that most endodontists use an EAL to determine length in every root canal they treat. The rationale for using an EAL in every single canal you treat? A short review of the anatomy literature reveals conventional radiography to be no greater than 80 per cent accurate for length determination, vs. 97 per ...

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Control the anatomy; control procedural training Jul 22, 2014 | Endodontics USA

Control the anatomy; control procedural training

We buy “New Tech” when we perceive that some part of our personal or professional lives could be managed more easily with this new tool. We bought billions of cordless and then wireless phones because we wanted to talk to anybody, any time, regardless of where we happened to be when the spirit moved us. And it was good.

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A new paradigm in surgical training Jun 30, 2014 | Endodontics USA

A new paradigm in surgical training

In 1985, Dr. Gary Carr introduced microscopes and ultrasonic handpieces to the specialty of endodontics in an effort to improve the quality and outcomes of surgical retrograde procedures.[1] Before this, we used micro-head handpiece attachments that were still too big to use effectively, and their gears were prone to seizing up in the middle of the retro-prep procedure.

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New additions to the NiTi rotary file market: What to bring in and what to leave out Oct 5, 2011 | Endodontics USA

New additions to the NiTi rotary file market: What to bring in and what to leave out

Nickel titanium rotary shaping files fundamentally changed everything in endodontics; conceptually, procedurally and economically as well. NiTi rotary files made root canal therapy more accessible and kind of fun for dentists, and dental companies were loved for making files that cost four times more than SS hand files but delivered a ten times improvement.

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The continuous wave of obturation technique for enhanced precision Oct 19, 2010 | Endodontics USA

The continuous wave of obturation technique for enhanced precision

I invented the Continuous Wave of Obturation Technique (CWOT) in 1986 and used it with the Touch’n Heat (SybronEndo) until the winter season of 1988/1989. At this time, Johan Massreillez of Analytic Technologies asked me whether I could use his heat source with temperature control-designed for hospital surgical operating rooms.

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