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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Antionio Bonaccorso, Bun San Chong, Edgar Schafer, and Luc van der Sluis

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET), the French Society of Endodontics (SFE) and the Norwegian Endodontic Society (NEF)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817

Publication:

Summer 2012
Volume 6 , Issue 2



Pages: 119 - 124
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Computed tomographic evaluation of the apical shaping ability of Hero Shaper and Revo-S

Fayyad, Dalia Mukhtar / Sabet, Nihal Ezzat / El-Hafiz, El-Said Mahmoud Abd

Aim: A new radiographic technique, multislice computer tomography, was used to compare apical transportation, centreing ability, percentage of straightening and change in canal volume in maxillary mesiobuccal root canals prepared with Hero Shaper (Micro Méga, Besançon, France) and Revo-S NiTi (Micro Méga) rotary systems. Methods: Thirty mesiobuccal roots were selected and assigned into two groups (n = 15). Group I was instrumented by the Revo-S system and Group II was instrumented by the Hero Shaper system. Three-dimensional computed tomography images of the preinstrumentation and postinstrumentation stages were digitally analysed, recording the amount of apical transportation, centreing ratio, percentage of straightening and change in canal volume. A Mann Whitney U-test was adopted to compare the obtained data. Results: No statistically significant difference was recorded between the two studied systems regarding transportation, centreing ratio and canal volume (P > 0.05). Revo-S maintained the original canal curvature better than Hero Shaper (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Hero Shaper and Revo-S should be considered as efficient systems, which respect the original root canal anatomy with no resulting aberrations or failures. Keywords: centre ratio, computed tomography, Hero Shaper, Revo-S, transportation

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