TIP #77 – Finding that Missing Canal with Dr Mehdi Rahimi

Nothing is more frustrating than knowing you’re missing something and not being able to find it, and in the world of Endodontics, it is no different when it comes to hunting down that elusive missing canal.

In this episode, Dr Mehdi Rahimi shares his tips, tricks and tools to locating these canals from rubber dam placement to the specific burs he uses and CBCT assessments.

TIP #73 – I Fractured a File – Now What? with Dr Mehdi Rahimi

Fractured instruments, perforations, hypochlorite accidents – you name it, it seems as though there are so many things that can ‘go wrong’ when we’re working on microscopic canals. It’s a daunting situation to be in, but it’s an inevitable part of practicing endodontics that happens to even the very best of dentists.

In this episode, Dr Mehdi Rahimi talks us through a mindset shift on how we should view these misadventures. In particular, we focus on fractured files and his top tips on the pre-emptive conversations we ought to have with patients, and how to go about managing them in case it does occur.

TIP #71 – Taming the Hot Pulp with Dr Mehdi Rahimi

Nobody likes to be in pain, and as dentists, we have patients walking through the door in pain everyday. And it’s our job to help them out. However, every so often, we encounter the Angry Hot Pulp, which just won’t settle no matter what we do to try anaesthetise it.

We are so fortunate to be have Dr Mehdi Rahimi – a specialist Endodontist, Adjunct Associate Professor and president of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW Branch) – join us over a three part series, to talk through all the common endo problems we might encounter and how to manage them. In this episode, he talks us through what exactly causes a hot pulp and the protocol he’s developed to manage it.

TIP #42: Instruments & Materials in Endodontics with Dr Pat Caldwell

How comfortable are you with Endo? Our ability to successfully and comfortably complete endodontics really evolves around our understand of our equipment and the techniques for using these instruments.

There are hundreds of files on the market. All with their own marketing of why they’re best. Dr Pat Caldwell comes on the WIWIK podcast to share a masterclass on these materials, their indications and use to help you complete your endodontics comfortably and predictably.

Dr Pat Caldwell also runs the Endospot Skills School, an online endodontics education company aimed at helping you treat more of your endodontics in house with less stress.

Join us as Pat walks us through a common situation when he is referred a calcified canal.

TIP#34: Importance of the Endo-Restorative Interface with Dr Pat Caldwell

Why bother completing a beautiful Endodontic therapy only to have the tooth fracture and fail weeks later?

How an endodontically treated tooth is restored is critical to its long term success and that starts from the first temporary.

Dr Pat Caldwell shares his views and advice on perhaps the most critical decisions made in endodontics.

TIP#31: Why Restoration Removal is Crucial in Endodontics with Dr Pat Caldwell

We’ve all had situations where we simply didn’t have the time to remove the entire restoration or we simply assumed the filling and thus tooth underneath was sound for endodontics. But is this really the best way to proceed?

We learn Dr Pat Caldwell’s experience in with this and how it really is a crucial step to your endodontic workflow. Pat goes through his workflow and really lays out the best way to start your endodontics out the right way.

TIP#23: CBCT in Endodontics with Dr Omar Ikram

TIP#23: CBCT in Endodontics with Dr Omar Ikram @specialistendocrowsnest

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is being used more and more in general dentistry, that 3D perspective is taking some of the guess work out of diagnosis. However, how many times have you been in that situation where you are looking for that MB2, or you’re not getting to where you think length should be, if only there was a way that we could see more of what is going on within the tooth? Well, what about using CBCT midway through our treatment? Dr Omar Ikram, opened my eyes to the appropriate uses of CBCT in Endodontics, for diagnosis of tricky cases, but also to give us that extra bit of information we need advance when we get stuck mid treatment

TIP#22: Tips for Endodontic Access with Dr Matthew Youssef – What I Wish I Knew

We can’t do good endodontics without having a good access, and we can’t have a good access without being able to see where we are going.

Dr Matthew Youssef from ARIA Dental Education is better known for his skills with implants however he is also an exceptional general dentist and today on the podcast he shares some tips on how to better visualise and systemise our endodontic access cavities to ensure we are doing low stress, thorough and efficient endodontics

TIP#17: Endodontic Treatment Planning with Dr Omar Ikram – What I Wish I Knew

Imagine the beautiful new deck you just added to your house. Freshly oiled, beautiful view, the perfect place to relax. Yet at the same time your bedroom and bathroom are falling in.

Starting RCT or sending a patient to an Endodontist without properly assessing their mouth and treatment planning both the micro factors of this tooth and the macro factors of their mouth is the equivalent mistake.

Today Dr Ikram shares his thoughts on this absolutely critical step in all aspects of dentistry.

I know I learnt a lot in my chat with Omar, and really hope you do too. Let us know what you think about the new podcast!

TIP#8: Managing Endodontic Instrument Fracture with Dr Omar Ikram – What I Wish I Knew

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