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Infection Prevention in Endodontic Therapy

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Successful outcomes in endodontic therapy depend on sound technique that follows recommended protocols for asepsis and safety.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the concepts of root canal therapy and instrumentation, and the role asepsis plays in endodontic outcomes.
  2. Discuss clinical factors that can affect the success of instrument processing in endodontic therapy.
  3. Describe the demands placed on endodontic files and burs, the impact of cyclical fatigue, and the role of single-use instruments in root canal treatment.

This course was issued in July/August 2019 issue and expires August 2022. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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