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Distinguished endo specialist Dr Martin Trope holding a workshop at the FKG Dentaire booth. (Photograph: Yvonne Bachmann, DTI)

3-D canal shaping: FKG hosts workshops at IDS

By Yvonne Bachmann, DTI
March 23, 2017

COLOGNE, Germany: IDS is in full swing and more than 2,300 exhibitors are currently showcasing their latest innovations to dental professionals, technicians and staff from all over the world. To illustrate the efficiency of these products, companies have scheduled live treatment sessions, hands-on events or shows at their booths. Swiss dental manufacturer FKG Dentaire is inviting interested fair visitors to join its free endodontic training workshops and try out the latest addition to the product portfolio: the XP-Endo Shaper.

In hourly sessions, held by experienced specialists in German and English, participants have the opportunity to simulate root canal therapy using a supplied tool kit that includes all items and instruments needed for the procedure. At its well-frequented booth (J029–G028, Hall 4.2), the company has ten working spaces equipped with ZEISS microscopes for attendees.

“People can register for the workshops at our booth. We are running them daily from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in hourly intervals,” Fabienne Lini, Communication Project Manager at FKG Dentaire, told Dental Tribune Online. Among the lecturers are two of the company’s key opinion leaders, Drs Martin Trope and Gilberto Debelian, and two further experts, Drs Ralf Schlichting and Klaus Lauterbach.

The new tool, which is now part of the FKG XP-Endo range, is introduced in the workshops and can be tested during the session. The shaping instrument can be used to radically simplify endodontic sequences.

The MaxWire and Booster Tip technologies combine to make the XP-Endo Shaper a one-file shaper. MaxWire gives the instrument super-elasticity, extreme flexibility and agility. Shape memory principles enable the file to take on a predefined shape at 35 °C. Furthermore, the XP-Endo Shaper has the capacity to expand within the root canal.

The Booster Tip has six cutting edges for optimal guidance and starts shaping at a minimum ISO diameter of 15 to achieve a final diameter of ISO 30 with only this one instrument.

“The XP-Endo Shaper makes the treatment shorter and causes less damage to the root canal,” Lini explained.

As with all FKG products, the XP-Endo Shaper is made in Switzerland and can be tried out at the company’s training centres in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland, Oslo in Norway and Dubai in the UAE, where the company regularly offers courses too.

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