"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..."
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...
Quack Watch: Keeping Your Patients Informed
March 30th, 2012
Well today I come before you to talk about “Quack Watch”. Actually, I want you to make special note of Quack Watch because...
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...
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...
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...
Introduction to Ruddle Blogs
May 1st, 2011
This is Cliff Ruddle from Santa Barbara, California, in my private office. I’m very excited to be with you today.
First I’d like...