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From the Heart: COVID-19 Column

By Dr. Louis DeLuke My name is Louis DeLuke; I am a second-year endodontic resident at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. When COVID-19 first hit, I can honestly say that I was clueless about the gravity of the situation. I remember making a comment to a faculty member at school…

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Traditional versus Conservative Access: Where are we Today? 

Gabriella Blazquez is a third-year student from UConn School of Dental Medicine. She is interested in endodontics and delightfully enjoys reading our newsletter. She wrote this piece comparing traditional and conservative approaches to endodontic access. We welcome opinion articles from students, residents and faculties, even on controversial subjects as this one.

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After the Shatter: A Q&A With Beirut Member Dr. Kristel B. Tabet

On August 4, 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded, causing approximately 200 deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in property damage. The devastating explosion destroyed the endodontic practice of one our own: Dr. Kristel Tabet (this video capture and the images…

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EndoSpeak for the Layperson: Answering the Tough Questions

By Joseph C. Stern, D.D.S. “But Doctor, isn’t that a dead tooth?” We often hear patients comment that a root canaled tooth is a “dead tooth.”  Is this true?  What are the issues at hand? If it’s not a dead tooth, how can we educate our patients a little more?  Let’s jump right in! Inside-Outside…

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