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Non-Surgical Retreatment and Microscope Surgery: Clinical Dichotomy or Necessary Complement – Ep. 24

Guest: Luis Ferrandez, D.D.S, M.Sc. & Paula Villa, D.D.S.

Evidenced-based enthusiasm fuels this episode’s conversation as Drs. Paula Vila and Luis Ferrandez help us unpack thoughts on non-surgical retreatment and endodontic surgery in determining the first treatment option following failed endodontic treatment.

Microscope surgery, as more recent studies would suggest, increasingly produces favorable rates of success like those of non-surgical retreatment. Our guests candidly share and discuss the clinical and patient indications for each treatment while tying in nuances of preference, talent and training that influence decisions. Listen in as we review what makes sense and what technology is a must, as well as grafting indications, materials and new techniques. Endo Voices brings the conversation full circle as we touch on hemostasis and tissue management. With contagious energy that palpates through the speakers, listeners get an authentic dose of endodontic solutions that ultimately encourages a resurgence of skills and desire to master NSRetxt and microscope surgery as complements in the treatment arsenal to best serve our patients.

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Episode Resources

  1.  JOE Topic Collections: Surgical Endodontics www.jendodon.com/content/surgery
  2. Gutmann JL. Principles of endodontic surgery for the general practitioner. Dent Clin N Amer 1984;28:895
  3. Friedman S, Stabholz A. Endodontic retreatment—case selection and technique. Part 1: Criteria for case selection. J Endod 1986;12:28.
  4. Salehrabi R, Rotstein I. Epidemiologic evaluation of the outcomes of orthograde endodontic retreatment. J Endod 2010; 36:790.


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