The top 5 endodontic articles from DentistryIQ in 2014

There is much content to see on DentistryIQ, and, frankly, as time goes by, it’s easy to miss the good stuff. The past 12 months have passed all too quickly, and we find ourselves looking back once again at the year in review. Your colleagues have rated these five articles ranging from practice management to clinical case studies to interdisciplinary communication as the best-read articles in the area of endodontics in 2014.

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There is much content to see on DentistryIQ, and, frankly, as time goes by, it’s easy to miss the good stuff. The past 12 months have passed all too quickly, and we find ourselves looking back once again at the year in review.

Your colleagues have rated these five articles ranging from practice management to clinical case studies to interdisciplinary communication — i.e., knowing how and when to refer from general dentist to endodontist — as the best-read articles in the area of endodontics in 2014. In case you missed them, here they are with links to take you straight to the articles so you can read them in their entirety.

Enjoy and keep reading! Happy Holidays to you and yours …

1. What we can learn from McDonald's and other wildly successful companies — Part 1Sasha Burau, MBA, takes a look at McDonald’s and what makes it successful. She says the company’s concepts have a very real application to dentistry and explains how you can directly implement them into your practice.

2. Internal resorption: A brief review and case reportInternal root resorption is observed daily in practice and with early detection (especially with the use of technology and CBCT scans), diagnosis and management, the prognosis for rendered treatment can be favorable. The numerous resources available offer significant aid in the diagnosis and treatment of such lesions. Dr. Stacey Simmons offers a brief review of the pathology of IRR and goes through a corresponding case report.

3. Comfortably numb: how dental anesthesia can differentiate your endodontic practiceIn today’s economic climate, dentists are looking for ways to differentiate themselves within the community. Here, Dr. Diwakar Kinra shows you how Onset from Onpharma can be used to provide comfortable and profound anesthesia for your endodontic patients as he presents three clinical case studies.

4. General recommendations for the general practitioner regarding endodontic referralsDr. Lisa Knowles says her love for endodontics comes from the thrill of looking for the canals. It’s kind of like roller-coaster riding — you either love it or it scares you to death. Here, she shares her top six tips for the general practitioner when it comes to referring patients to an endodontist.

5. Obturation in endodontics: Clearing up the controversySuccessful root canal therapy is dependent on many factors, based on decisions made by the clinician from start to finish of each case. There are many different obturation techniques; no one technique has been identified as clearly superior. Dr. Diwakar Kinra talks through the concept of obturation in endodontics and shares his insight into the ongoing controversy.

For more great articles about endodontics, visit the endodontics topic center on DentistryIQ.

Vicki Cheeseman is an associate editor in PennWell’s Dental Division. She edits for DentistryIQ.com, Surgical-Restorative Resource, Dental Economics, RDH, and various e-newsletters. Follow her on Twitter @vlcheeseman or contact her by email at vickic@pennwell.com.

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