PROCEDURAL ERRORS- FRACTURED INSTRUMENTS AND PERFORATIONS
Dr Jeff Ward
BDS, MDSc, GradDipClinDent, MRACDS (Endo), FPFA
Dr Jeff Ward obtained his BDS with Distinction from The University of Otago in New Zealand in 1996. Jeff spent three years as a Dental Officer in The New Zealand Army before commencing his specialist Endodontic training at the University of Melbourne, obtaining his GradDipClinDent and MDSc from The University of Melbourne in 2002. Jeff has worked in full-time specialist Endodontic practice in Melbourne since 2002. He has taught at The Melbourne Dental School, lecturing and demonstrating in the clinic to dental and endodontic students and he is heavily involved in continuing education courses for Universities and Societies as well as the Dental Industry throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Jeff has published several articles in endodontic journals with particular reference to the management of fractured endodontic instruments and vital pulp therapy. Outside of Endodontics Jeff is heavily involved in coaching several junior Rugby Union teams and he has served on the medical teams for the Melbourne Rebels and the Australian Wallabies rugby teams.
An endodontic procedural error can be a stressful experience for the operator and can affect ideal cleaning, shaping and filling procedures. This presentation will look at two common endodontic procedural errors: fractured instruments and perforations. Managing these procedural errors involves evaluation and consideration of several factors. These factors, the effect on the prognosis and how these errors can be best managed will be discussed.
Cujé, J., Bargholz, C., & Hülsmann, M. (2010). The outcome of retained instrument removal in a specialist practice. International Endodontic Journal, 43(7), 545-554.
Ward, J. R., Parashos, P., & Messer, H. H. (2003). Evaluation of an ultrasonic technique to remove fractured rotary nickel-titanium endodontic instruments from root canals: an experimental study. Journal of Endodontics, 29(11), 756-763.