This volume offers readers a pragmatic approach to endodontic therapy for permanent molars, based on up-to-date evidence. All chapters were written by experts in the field, and focus on preparation for treatment, vital pulp therapy, access cavity preparation, root canal shaping, outcome assessment, retreatment, apical surgery, and specific aspects of restorations for root canal-treated molars. The role of micro-CT data in visualizing canal anatomy is compared to cone beam CT, and detailed information on current clinical tools, such as irrigation adjuncts and engine-driven preparation tools is provided. Important steps are illustrated in clinical photographs and radiographs, as well as by schematic diagrams. Tables and check boxes highlight key points for special attention, and clinical pitfalls. Guiding references are provided. Performing molar endodontics is often a daunting prospect, regardless of the practice setting. This is where “Molar Endodontics” is an ideal source of guidance for practitioners. Special devices and recent innovations in apex locators and nickel-titanium instruments have, however, made procedures significantly easier and more practical for non-specialists. This book will help conscientious clinicians to master molar endodontics with well-described and established clinical methods.
In 1990, Dr. Peters received his dental degree from the University of Kiel in Germany and later completed his postgraduate endodontic training at Zurich University Dental School in Switzerland in 2001. In 2004, he earned his Master of Science in oral biology from the University of California at San Francisco. After spending two years in the department of neurophysiology at the University of Kiel, he served as an assistant professor of prosthodontics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany from 1993 to 1996. He was an associate professor and head of the faculty practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich until 2001, spending his time teaching, giving continuing education courses and participating in the faculty practice. In 2006, he became an assistant professor at UCSF. He is currently professor and director of endodontic research in the department of endodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Calif. Dr. Peters has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and lectured worldwide. He serves on the review panels and editorial boards of several endodontic journals. He is the lead author of the Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal System chapters in Pathways of the Pulp and Ingle's Endodontics.
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