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Advanced Irrigation: A New Level of Clean? – Ep. 60

Guest: Frederic Barnett, D.M.D.

In this episode of Endo Voices, we investigate the world of endodontics and irrigation, where innovation meets precision. Our guest, Dr. Fred Barnett, chair and program director, Division of Endodontics, Einstein Medical Center, a renowned expert in the field, brings a plethora of experience and insight into the conversation. With biological objectives as the cornerstone, the discussion revolves around the transformative impact of advanced irrigation, moreover, laser technology in root canal therapy. Dr. Barnett’s contributions to this evolving landscape are highlighted, showcasing his work in advancing the use of lasers in endodontic procedures.

The conversation explores the multifaceted applications of lasers in endodontics, from disinfection to tissue management. Dr. Barnett’s expertise shines as he shares practical tips and techniques for integrating laser technology into everyday practice. Listeners are treated to a comprehensive overview of the benefits and challenges associated with this cutting-edge approach, sparking new ideas and considerations for their own clinical work.

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Episode Resources

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