Activated fluids promote deep cleaning and disinfection throughout the root canal. When the irrigation fluids in the root canal are disrupted through cavitation and acoustic streaming, debridement occurs and the smear layer is disrupted. This, in turn, promotes deep cleaning and disinfection into the lateral canals, fins, webs, and anastomoses. The EndoActivator, recently introduced by DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties and designed by Drs. Clifford Ruddle, Robert Sharp, and Pierre Machtou, uses noncutting polymer tips to agitate irrigation solutions during endodontic therapy.
From the Jaws of a 440-pound Cranky Tiger…Dentist Saves 5-Inch-Long Canine Tooth
With the strongest bite force of any of the big cats, a tiger’s jaw could snap off an arm in an instant. When zookeepers at Noah's Ark Zoo near Bristol, England detected a chip in their 440-pound tiger’s canine tooth, they called in Dr. Peter Kertesz, an experienced dental surgeon...Read More
WaveOne Gold Aims to Improve Root Canal Safety and Confidence
When I first saw the promotional video and packaging for DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties ' WaveOne Gold, which features a surfer navigating the tube of a wave, I remembered an article I read about one of the biggest wipeouts in surfing history. This incident occurred just a few weeks...Read More