Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of North Carolina (USA) and Associate Professor of the Lebanese University (Lebanon).
Prof. Philippe Sleiman is a practicing clinician, internationally renowned speaker, and university professor; author of multiple articles in JOE, Roots, and Dental Tribune, inventor of dental instruments,he has publish a book on ultrasonic, and an avid traveler. He works in his private practice in his native Beirut and is Chief Endodontist in three clinics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
He holds DDS, MSc, and DSc degrees and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of North Carolina (USA) and Associate Professor of his home Lebanese University (Lebanon).
Unlocking the root canal system, and pain management in Endodontics.
In the partial vacuum of scientific consensus and clinical guidelines as to optimal irrigation, we could use the partial vacuum of negative pressure irrigation systems to achieve multiple beneficial goals to enhance root canal cleaning: – increase overall volume of irrigant(s);
– enhance replacement of solution in the canal space;
– deliver irrigant(s) into the apical third with no vapor lock;
– clean the apical third safely with zero irrigant extrusion beyond apex.
-the use of cryotherapy to minimize post operative pain.
Combining the partial vacuum created by the appropriate equipment with the proper, evidence-based irrigation sequence can make root canal therapy more efficient, predictable, successful, safe as well as speedy.