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Meant to Make a Difference, the Clinical Experience of Minimally Invasive Endodontics with the Self-Adjusting File System in India

A. M. Pawar, M. G. Pawar, and S. R. Kokate

Indian Journal of Dental Research. 2014 July-August; 25(4):509-12.



The vital steps in any endodontic treatment are thorough mechanical shaping and chemical cleaning followed by obtaining a fluid tight impervious seal by an inert obturating material. For the past two decades, introduction and use of rotary nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) files have changed our concepts of endodontic treatment from conventional to contemporary. They have reported good success rates, but still have many drawbacks. The Self-Adjusting File (SAF) introduces a new era in endodontics by performing the vital steps of shaping and cleaning simultaneously. The SAF is a hollow file in design that adapts itself three-dimensionally to the root canal and is a single file system, made up of Ni-Ti lattice. The case series presented in the paper report the clinical experience, while treating primary endodontic cases with the SAF system in India.      


View abstract on PubMed. PMID: 25307918
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