From scientific background to clinical application (Engels-talige lezing)
Some of us were taught to determine the optimal working length radiographically, others were advised to rely on their tactile sense or the patient’s pain response. Today many rely on the electronic apex locator. But is there a golden standard for determining the correct working length and what is the optimal working length? This lecture will discuss the basics of working length determination from the scientific background to clinical application. Why is working length determination so important? Is there such a thing as a general perfect working length? What is the optimal technique of working length determination, and how can I assure that my length determination is safe and reliable? Finally the lecture provides a trouble shooting guide for better working length determination.
- why is working length so important? The scientific background of working length determination.
- what is the optimal technique of working length determination?
- determination of working length in the clinic: clinical application, reliability and troubleshooting.