"Carrier-Based Obturation" Article
April 9th, 2019
"...The intention of this article is to inspire clinicians to use a heat-softened, hydraulically effective, and easy-to-learn obturation method. GuttaCore holds the promise to generate 'thrill-of-the-fill' experiences..."
"Broken Instrument" Article
April 8th, 2019
"...Every clinician who has performed endodontics has experienced a variety of emotions ranging from the thrill-of-the-fill to an upset like the procedural accident of breaking an instrument..."
"Endodontics 101" Article
October 23rd, 2018
"...Much has changed in global endodontics over the past 40 years and a great deal of this change has been driven by the relentless introduction of new technology..."
"Endodontic Controversies" Article
January 23rd, 2018
"...Beyond the extent of tooth structure removal is the controversy related to the deceptive marketing hype associated with specific shaping files..."
"Endodontic Disinfection" Article
August 28th, 2017
"...Using best technologies, active irrigation serves to initiate fluid hydrodynamics, resulting in shear wall forces that wipe surfaces clean..."
"Locating Canals" Article
March 20th, 2017
"...Predictable endodontic treatment begins with an effective access preparation that enables locating any given orifice, which in turn, promotes negotiating, securing, and shaping the canal..."
"System-Based Endo: Does Your GPMC Fit?" Article
March 20th, 2017
"...Recognizing the GPMC sizing and formulation dilemma has created a breakdown to breakthrough moment in clincial endodontics..."
"Single-File Shaping Technique" Article
February 25th, 2016
"...WaveOne Gold will completely change the reciprocation experience, while still fulfilling the 3 sacred tenets..."
"Endodontic Triad for Success" Article
October 22nd, 2015
"...For more than 50 years, there has been universal agreement that the triad for endodontic success is shaping canals, cleaning in 3 dimensions...
"Shaping Complex Canals" Article
April 15th, 2015
In the latest article release by Dr. Ruddle, the ProTaper GOLD system is introduced and its importance in canal preparation procedures is highlighted...
How to Find the MB2
July 11th, 2013
Well, you guys and gals out there are at it again. You’re trying to get better. I can tell by your questions. You can always tell the conscientious dentist because they always want to know how to find that MB2...
Do Patency Files Cause Post-Operative Pain?
July 3rd, 2013
Today’s question is really a question that I don’t agree with, but the assertion from the question is that patency files...
When to Perform Surgery: One Indication
June 28th, 2013
I get hundreds of email questions each week and I’m entering a new era in my life, as I enter my fourth decade in clinical endodontics. With travel and with the...
Block Management Armamentarium
June 21st, 2013
Hello to each of you around the world. This is Cliff Ruddle, bringing you another blog answer to a bloggee’s question. How’s that? Bloggers and bloggees, joining together...
Block Management: Clinical Technique
June 14th, 2013
I would like to welcome each of you to another blog session. As many of you might anticipate, I receive an enormous number of emails per week. It's in the hundreds...
Gauging the Terminus: A Novel Method
May 25th, 2012
As you know, when we’re finished shaping or preparing a canal, it is normal to gauge the size of the apical terminus. We want...
WaveOne: Helpful Hints
May 9th, 2012
When you have a glide path, I can give you four hints that could make a major difference on your next practice case.
When Does Endodontics Begin?
April 6th, 2012
One of my dear friends, Dr. Edmond Koyess, turned to me and he said, “Cliff, when does endodontics truly begin?” Well, this was quite a question and, as you...
Bioceramics: Should It Be on Your Radar?
March 15th, 2012
Well, today I wanted to talk to you a little about bioceramics. Lately there’s been quite a few questions that have been presented...
Endodontic Diagnosis: "Pot of Gold"
February 7th, 2012
We probably all have heard the expression that at the end of the rainbow there is the proverbial pot of gold. Actually, I'm..
Lasers in Disinfection: Where Are We?
January 31st, 2012
Many of you have asked me about lasers so I thought I would weigh in a little bit about what I'm thinking about lasers and the role...
New “Kid” on the Block: WaveOne Single-File Technique
October 14th, 2011
I would like to briefly talk about new technology and the new "kid" on the block...
Factors Influencing Endodontic Disinfection: Top 10
October 13th, 2011
I gave a lecture at the AAE meeting to about 500 endodontists in Orlando and it was a...
Working Length: The Pitfalls of Working Short & The Box Preparation
July 29th, 2011
Today’s lesson will be on Working Length. Obviously when you mention working length it reminds me of the old expression...
Apical Size Matters: Unnecessarily Over-Preparing the Foramen
July 29th, 2011
I’d like to get into a topic right now that obviously is controversial and there is no international agreement, but it has to...
A New Method for Irrigation: The Hand-Held Syringe
June 22nd, 2011
Hey everybody, this is Cliff Ruddle from Santa Barbara and I want to talk to you a little bit more about new methods...
Irrigation Beliefs & Methods: Effect of Needle Insertion Depth
June 6th, 2011
Today I'm going to talk about the effect of needle insertion depth on irrigant flow in the root canal. There have been countless...
Carrier-Based Obturation & GuttaCore
May 27th, 2011
Well, I hope some of you are sitting down. Others will probably dance. But, I have to talk today... I want to talk today about...
Glide Path Management with PathFiles
May 3rd, 2011
Many of you who have listened to me over the years realize how much emphasis I place on Glide Path Management...
The Air Bubble / Air-Lock Assertion & Controversy
May 2nd, 2011
The controversy that I’d like to address today is the reported, mythical air bubble or air lock assertion. Before I get into this...