Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., says, "Minimally invasive endodontics is paramount, even for root canal instrumentation, as removing as little tooth structure as possible allows us to maintain as much tooth structure as possible." With this philosophy in mind, he created Ultradent's minimally invasive, world-renowned line of endodontic products meant to be used before, during, and after endodontic procedures. The complete line includes everything from equipment, to irrigants, to tips, to gutta percha points, and beyond. Here are a few of Ultradent's cutting-edge endodontic products that every clinician should have in their endodontic toolkit:
Clinical research shows that establishing the correct working length is critical for success in root canal therapies, and using an apex locator can significantly increase the success rate of endodontic treatments. The Endo-Eze FIND apex locator offers unsurpassed accuracy with a convenient, easy-to-read, full-color graphic display; audio feedback; and fully automatic multifrequency measurements. Its compact design and small footprint allow it to easily fit on any counter or treatment tray.
Clinicians no longer have to choose between the safety of reciprocation and the efficiency of rotary movements, thanks to the Endo-Eze Genius System, which includes the Endo-Eze™ Genius™ motor, the Endo-Eze™ Genius™ 8:1 contra-angle, and the Endo-Eze™ Genius™ files.
The Endo-Eze Genius endodontic motor is designed for use with reciprocating and rotary files. An adaptable, easy-to-use motor, it is perfect for any endodontic procedure as it provides the safety of reciprocation and the efficiency of rotary movement. The Genius motor has various torque settings and quiet, smooth, adjustable speeds. The auto-stop settings interrupt movement when a set torque limit is reached to help prevent file separation. It also:
- Moves easily between reciprocating and rotary movement
- Includes pre-programmed settings for the Endo-Eze Genius files
- Features torque-controlled Auto Reverse in rotary mode
- Features varying contra-angle reduction ratios
- Allows for adjustable degrees in reciprocation mode
The Endo-Eze Genius 8:1 Contra-Angle is designed to work with the Genius motor. This contra-angle enables endodontic files to reach the required speeds for any procedure. It is autoclavable and also features:
- Small head to give the best possible access to the treatment site
- Push button to make file changes quick and easy
- A comfortable, non-slip handle
- High-end steel ball bearings for accurate, precise movement, and a quiet procedure
The Endo-Eze Genius files are compatible with both reciprocating and rotating movement. We recommend clincians use the Endo-Eze Genius Files with the Endo-Eze Genius Endodontic Motor, which has pre-programmed settings designed specifically for the Endo-Eze Genius files. The files also:
- Operate ideally in the 90º/30º reciprocation movement provided by the Genius motor
- Allow the clinician to complete most procedures with just two files
- Provide multiple finishing options
- Are perfect for both treatment and retreatment
The right irrigants, when used properly, eliminate harmful microorganisms and bacteria in the root canal and tubules while preventing recontamination, even long after the root canal therapy is complete.
Consepsis is a 2.0% chlorhexidine gluconate solution free of emollients that interfere with bond strength. It helps to minimize post-op pulpitis and sensitivity by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the preparation prior to sealing and restoring. Use Consepsis solution prior to crown cementation, luting (provisional and/or permanent), and direct restorative placement, as well as procedural endodontic disinfection. During pulp capping, acidic etchants and hemostatic agents can cause disastrous effects on the pulp. Disinfect with the near-neutral Consepsis irrigant, which can also be used to passively control nonhyperemic bleeding.
ChlorCid is a disinfecting solution that contains 3% sodium hypochlorite. When in the canal, ChlorCid solution dissolves soft tissue and organic matter and acts as file lubricant. When the solution comes into contact with organic tissue, it also releases chlorine, whose strong antimicrobial properties kill bacteria and prevent bacterial rebound by oxidizing the enzymes essential to its regrowth.
EDTA 18% Solution
EDTA 18% is a root canal chelating agent that conditions/cleans through a chelation process, Ultradent EDTA 18% solution is the irrigant of choice for smear layer removal and can be used as a final irrigant prior to obturation.
NaviTip delivery tips are available in four lengths and two gauges to easily deliver endodontic sealers, irrigants, and other medicaments of varying viscosities just short of the apex. The cannula of each NaviTip tip is slightly rigid through the base and center, but flexible at the tip to allow for easy navigation of curved canals. Each NaviTip tip is color coordinated to match the corresponding endo file lengths, further simplifying their use. Navitip tips also:
- Offer controlled delivery to the apex
- Boast flexible, stainless steel cannulae that easily navigate curved canals
- Feature economical stainless steel material for single use
- Are available in 17, 21, 25, and 27 mm lengths and with 29- or 30-gauge cannula
Unicore posts are composed of glass fibers. The translucent and radiopaque UniCore posts respond to compressive forces as dentin would, without compromising the durability of the restoration. The gentle taper of the UniCore post corresponds to the natural anatomy of the tooth and perfectly matches the post space created by the UniCore drill. The five sizes and colors of UniCore posts correspond to those of the UniCore drill.
The UniCore drill is unique in its ability to remove obturators while preparing a post chamber that perfectly corresponds to its post. It features a patented heat-generating tip, which facilitates the removal of fiber posts, rigid carriers, and traditional gutta percha. The drill's heat-dissipating, diamond-coated collar preserves tooth structure, and its specially designed flutes cut canal walls laterally instead of vertically.
The world's first syringe-delivered, self-priming canal sealer, EndoREZ canal sealer minimizes the amount of chair time required for obturation. This thixotropic material has an affinity for moisture deep in dentinal tubules and lateral canals, providing the most complete seal available. Since the methacrylate-based EndoREZ sealer relies on chemistry rather than heat or pressure to fill the canal, the risk of additional root trauma/fracture is greatly reduced. Rapid set can be further accelerated with the EndoREZ® Accelerator. Additionally, studies show that the EndoREZ sealer is versatile enough to be used as the sealer with any obturation method, e.g., master cone, lateral condensation, or warm gutta percha. Create a "monobloc" by using EndoREZ® resin-coated gutta percha points.