Category Archives for "Dental Hygiene"

Nov 05

Clinical Dentistry Gaffes- Picking the Proper Irrigants for Root Canals

By John Sarno DMD | Dental Hygiene

Imagine sitting in a lecture titled, The 10 biggest blunders I’ve induced clinically since graduating from dental school. You would probably be intrigued because, in the back of your mind, you are starting to mull over all the blunders you’ve had since getting the title of doctor. Breakthrough Clinical as Editorial Director Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, writes about some of her clinical dentistry blunders, mishaps, and hand-to-forehead moments of things that she had to learn the hard way.I call these my” on-the-job expensive educational minutes ,” it makes me feel better-Just don’t laugh too hard.

What is in your arsenal of irrigants when you do root canals? Is one irrigant better than another ? Endodontist Barry Musikant violates it down and goes over what works best and why. There is even a new product on the market that you may want to consider using.

The pathology case for this month is something that commonly fails to comply with many differentials.

The end of the year is around the corner–hard to believe. Next month we’ll give you Breakthrough Clinical ‘ s top articles for the year.

Stacey L. Simmons, DDS, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Simmons is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. She is the editorial director of PennWell’s clinical dental specialties newsletter, DE’s Breakthrough Clinical with Stacey Simmons, DDS, and a contributing author for DentistryIQ, Perio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. Dr. Simmons can be reached at