Ratnakar Paturu, M.D.S.
Dr. Paturu is a native of Gulbarga, Karnataka State, India. He earned his B.D.S. at the University of Gulbarga in 2001, and a M.D.S. in endodontics at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Banglore in 2007. For the past four years, he has been the assistant professor in HKE Society’s S. Nijallingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Gulbarga, and is also currently a reader and postgraduate educator. Dr. Paturu has published his research studies in both national and international journals. He is also faculty at Rajiv Ganghi University of Health Sciences, Banglore. Dr. Paturu has been an examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical exams.
Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research
Gulbarga, Karnataka 585105
Comparison of Apical Sealing and Extrusion of the Thermafil Obturation Technique With and Without MTA as an Apical Barrier
Topic: Apical SealingLearning Objectives:
At conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the importance of apical sealing.
- Enumerate the problems associated with complete sealing of the apical area.
- Assess the scope for improvements in properties of MTA.
Thermafil obturation provides the three-dimensional obturation of the root canal system but it produces a significantly greater incidence of apical extrusion when compared with the lateral condensation. Various techniques have been tried to create a tight apical barrier against which the rest of the canal can be obturated, e.g., Dentin Chip Apical Filling, Calcium Hydroxide Apical Filling but MTA, having superior biological properties. These techniques were used as an apical plug of 3mm in this study.
Dr. Paturu has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.