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Br Dent J. 2013 Mar;214(5):253-4. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.216.

The 'E' factor -- evolving endodontics.

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Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, Manchester, M15 6FH, UK.


Endodontics is a constantly developing field, with new instruments, preparation techniques and sealants competing with trusted and traditional approaches to tooth restoration. Thus general dental practitioners must question and understand the significance of these developments before adopting new practices. In view of this, the aim of this article, and the associated presentation at the 2013 British Dental Conference & Exhibition, is to provide an overview of endodontic methods and constantly evolving best practice. The presentation will review current preparation techniques, comparing rotary versus reciprocation, and question current trends in restoration of the endodontically treated tooth.

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