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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293-299

A simplified and cost-effective targeted endodontic guide for calcified canal negotiation and surgical management

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, CSI College of Dental Sciences, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Professor Emeritus, Department of Endodontics, Texas A and M University College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, USA
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Trichengode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Prof. I Anand Sherwood
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, CSI College of Dental Sciences, 129, CMH Compound, E Veli Steet, Madurai - 625 001, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/endo.endo_48_22

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Management of pulp canal obliteration and apicoectomy procedures with an endodontic guide is presented in multiple cases. This case report series highlights a cost-effective guide construction approach using an open-source cone-beam computed tomography software, ITK-snap. A simple soft template was used as a guide for successful access of calcified canals and osteotomy preparation with reduction of unwarranted adjacent tissue damage.

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