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Incidence of instrument separation using LightSpeed rotary instruments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16410061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The use of nickel-titanium rotary instrument systems has gained popularity over the past 10 years. One of these instrument systems is the LightSpeed (LightSpeed Technology, Inc, San Antonio, TX). One drawback for all nickel-titanium rotary instruments is the incidence of instrument separation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of nonretrievable instrument separation using the LightSpeed system in a clinical setting. A total of 3543 canals were treated over a 24 month period and during that time, 46 LightSpeed instruments were separated and found to be nonretrievable, resulting in a separation rate of 1.30%. This rate was lower than previous reported studies.
Authors:
Kenneth I Knowles; Nathan B Hammond; Stephen G Biggs; Jose L Ibarrola
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endodontics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0099-2399     ISO Abbreviation:  J Endod     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-13     Completed Date:  2006-05-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511484     Medline TA:  J Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-6     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Department of Endodontics, Creighton University Medical Center, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178, USA. KIKEndo@creighton.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dental Alloys
Dental Instruments*
Equipment Failure
Equipment Reuse
Humans
Nickel
Root Canal Preparation / instrumentation*
Titanium
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dental Alloys; 12035-60-8/titanium nickelide; 7440-02-0/Nickel; 7440-32-6/Titanium

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