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Innovations in Endodontic Cleaning and Disinfection

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The challenges inherent to this portion of endodontic treatment have led to technologies designed to help ensure clinical success.

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

  1. List some of the inherent challenges clinicians face in endodontic cleaning and disinfection.
  2. Describe various approaches to endodontic cleaning and disinfection that have been designed to address the problem of pulpal debridement and microbial disinfection.
  3. Discuss the use of calcium hydroxide as an interim measure in endodontic therapy, and the resulting difficulty in removing the material using conventional techniques.

This course was issued in the April 2018 issue and expires 4/30/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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