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Webinar to showcase how to arrive at the correct working length

By Dental Tribune International
April 02, 2020

The accurate measurement of canal length during root canal therapy can be a challenge at times. In an upcoming webinar on Thursday, 16 April, Dr Nicola Grande will tackle exactly this difficulty. Prior to his online lecture, Grande spoke to Dental Tribune International about the details of his upcoming webinar.

Dr Grande, one of the most common problems in endodontic practice is arriving at the correct working length. What is the reason for this?
This problem is related to many variables, such as anatomy, biological conditions of the root canal and, in retreatments, previous attempts to reach the apex. In this webinar, we will try to focus on diagnosing the problem correctly so that it will be easier to solve the main issue and reach the apex every time.

How important is the correct working length for successful endodontic treatment?
Billions of pathogenic microorganisms can be found in less than 1 mm of a root canal. This means that, if these pathogens are located in the apical part of the canal and we do not reach the correct length, we will have no chance of successfully treating our patient.

What are the main learning objectives for the viewers of your webinar?
We will try to differentiate between the problems of reaching the working length in different cases, so that, for each situation, we can try to use different tools in order to bypass the problem. At the same time, it is really important to understand when we have to change our strategy and employ other procedures, like apical surgery and intentional reimplantation, in order to avoid iatrogenic errors.

Editorial note: The 1-hour webinar, titled “How to arrive to the apex in 100% of the cases”, will be presented live on Thursday, 16 April, at 11 a.m. EDT. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topic as well as earn a continuing education credit by answering a questionnaire after the lecture. Registration on the Dental Tribune Study Club website is free of charge.

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