November 2, 2022
Presented at the Three Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands

Advances in Irrigation and Sealing of the Root Canal System

1.5 Credit Hours

Disinfecting and obturating the root canal system involves treating just that – a complex system of anatomical structures. Recent advances in irrigation and sealing technologies offer the potential to address the most difficult aspects of canal morphology that may have gone untouched by previous techniques. As active irrigation techniques and bioceramic sealers continue to gain favor in the endodontic community, this may in turn, prompt changes in shaping philosophy.

This technology-focused lecture will meet the following objectives:

  • Introduce a new method for active irrigation that is beneficial, efficient, and cost-effective.
  • Discuss a simple and effective, yet often overlooked tool for endodontic diagnosis and the evaluation of cracks and fissures.
  • Discuss the use of bioceramic sealers and how they differ from traditional endodontic sealers and from one another.
  • Explore rotary file choice for thin, compromised, or otherwise challenging roots, and how this may relate to your current armamentarium.


Matt Allinson
National Product Specialist – Dentsply Sirona Endo

Matt has been working in the field of Endodontics since 2006, when DS Endo was “Tulsa Dental.”  He has 15 years-experience working on behalf of general dentists and Endodontists as a territory manager in the upstate New York and western Massachusetts markets.  Throughout his tenure, he undertook various training and leadership roles within Dentsply Sirona Endo and now supports all Endo representatives nationwide.   Matt works closely with DS Endo’s director of Endodontics, Amy Warren-Kimbro, as well as Dentsply Sirona’s continuing education coordinators, university support teams, and global R&D teams.


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Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.