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Endodontic Outcomes: An Overview Across Time – Ep 55

Guest: Lorel Burns, D.D.S.

In this podcast featuring Dr. Lorel Burns – a dynamic educator, researcher, and clinician – we engage in discourse transcending traditional boundaries, offering a glimpse into the ever-evolving landscape of our specialized field. This intellectually stimulating exploration of the world of endodontics unfolds, marked by a pragmatic approach. The conversation delves into the historical evolution of endodontics, emphasizing the transition from mechanical techniques to modern, biologically centered approaches. Dr. Burns underscores the crucial importance of aseptic techniques and the long-term success of endodontic procedures. The discussion on standardization in endodontic procedures takes a pragmatic turn, focusing on its potential to reduce variability and enhance research outcomes. Dr. Burns’ insights on the power of 3D imaging offer a realistic perspective on technological advancements in the field. This episode provides a grounded view of endodontics, emphasizing the significance of uniformity, research methodologies, and adherence to biological principles.

Episodes of Endo Voices may include opinion, speculation and other statements not verifiable in the scientific method and do not necessarily reflect the views of AAE or the sponsor(s). Listeners should use their best judgment in evaluating the merits of any content.

Episode Resources

  1. Lorel E. Burns et al. Int Endod J. 2022;55:714–731. Outcomes of primary root canal therapy: An updated systematic review of longitudinal clinical studies published between 2003 and 2020
  2. Azarpazhooh et al. JOE  Volume 48, Number 1, January 2022 A Scoping Review of 4 Decades of Outcomes in Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment, Nonsurgical Retreatment, and Apexification Studies—Part 1: Process and General Results
  3. Ng et al. Outcome of primary root canal treatment – Part 1 International Endodontic Journal, 40, 921–939, 2007

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