Private Practice
Broomfield, CO, USA
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Short Essay Program
Sunday, January 31, 2016

“Tips and Techniques for using Hedstrom Files to Remove Thermafil Carriers”

Carrier-based obturation leaves a plastic carrier that must be removed during endodontic retreatment. Several techniques for removal of these carriers have been proposed in the literature. This presentation will cover tips and techniques for efficient and non-destructive removal of plastic carrier-based obturators using Hedstrom files.


Attendees will learn:

  1. Tips for creating the initial purchase to engage the carrier with a Hedstrom file. 

  2. How to leverage out the carrier once it is engaged.  

  3. Troubleshooting options for when the carrier is not easily removed.


DISCLOSURE: Dr. Shelley has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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