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Separation Anxiety? Eleven Tips for Working with NiTi Files

By Joseph C. Stern, D.D.S. There have been few innovations in endodontics as revolutionary as nickel titanium (NiTi) rotary. There was a time when one would spend multiple visits hand filing a canal with stainless steel instruments. This proved to be tedious and quite tiring for the practitioner. That all changed with the advent of…

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From the Heart: COVID-19 Column

By Tyler J. Guinn, D.D.S. When it comes to a pandemic, obviously there will be challenges that are presented. As an endodontics resident, there are many. However, there are a couple which I believe may be shared by more than a few of us, and I have been asked to speak about a couple of…

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Paper Point Thanksgiving Recipe Share: Dr. Poppy Blaseio

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to reflect and be grateful, a time for family, a season with beautiful autumn foliage, and of course a delicious multicourse meal that I get to spend days preparing for and cooking. As someone who loves to cook, spending a day-and-a-half preparing food is actually…

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Paper Point Member-Exclusive Article: Throwback

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What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

Like everyone who wishes to be called a member of the human species, we are often driven naturally, to try to transcend our limits. On that journey as we live our lives, there are decidedly things that we wish we could go back in time and redo or undo, however you might choose to look…

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Broken Instruments – Clinical Decision Making Algorithm

By Dr. Michael Solomonov The fracture of endodontic instruments during root canal treatment is a complication every endodontist must have to deal with. The reported frequency rate for fractured instruments varies from 0.7% to 6% of cases.1 Stainless steel instrument fracture can be prevented mostly by discarding instruments that show signs of metal fatigue2 however,…

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Coolidge Endodontic Study Club 2020-2021 Executive Council 

The Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club’s new officers for the 2020-2021 year are (left to right): Dr. Richard Pasiewicz, Program Chair; Dr. Vladana Babcic, Dinner Chair; Dr. Logan Bell, Treasurer; Dr. Timothy Rogers, Secretary; Dr. Larry Farsakian, Vice President; Dr. Louis Karras, President; missing from photo is Dr. Matthew Davis, Immediate Past President. In…

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