I Use That: Komet USA’s PathGlider™ and F360® NiTi endodontic file system help ensure successful root canals

September 2, 2015

Back then, he had the opportunity to test the two-file system and give Komet his feedback. He was thrilled with the results, and he has been using the files in his Germantown, Wisc., practice ever since. He also uses Komet’s PathGlider mechanical file.

 

Dr. Joseph deGuzman first began using Komet USA’s F360 NiTi endodontic file system about two years ago.

Back then, he had the opportunity to test the two-file system and give Komet his feedback. He was thrilled with the results, and he has been using the files in his Germantown, Wisc., practice ever since. He also uses Komet’s PathGlider mechanical file.

Here, Dr. Joseph deGuzman and his office manager, Lisa Piering, outline how the PathGlider and the F360 NiTi endodontic file system make their jobs easier while also benefiting their patients.

What Dr. deGuzman has to say about the PathGlider and the F360 NiTi endodontic file system:


The PathGlider provides a very easy way of creating the glide path. Creating the glide path so you can use the other files is one of the most important elements of a successful root canal preparation.

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There’s no question the PathGlider makes me more efficient. It’s just quicker. It also cuts really well.

Once you have the glide path, you can easily transition to the F360 files to finish the canal preparation. This system is very efficient. The two-file system allows me to get the adaptable size very quickly, and it’s very easy to use.

These files probably cut my cleaning and shaping time in half. They cut very well, they still retain the shape of the canal and they transition from file to file very efficiently. You can get to the optimal size you want, which is 35, very quickly and with fewer files than normal.

You can’t get passive movement of the cleansing solution until you reach 35. It gets you where you really want to be with the size of your apex with very few files quickly and efficiently.

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These files also offer benefits to our patients because they result in less chairtime. The cleaning and shaping process is just so much quicker. I don’t think a lot of patients really know what goes on during a root canal preparation, but some of my patients have commented on how quickly it was over.

I tested the files in my practice for about six months, and the only thing I could comment on was how efficient they were. From that point on, they’ve been part of my armamentarium. I even began to leave post-cleaning and shaping solution in the space longer because I was done so much faster than before. The files are very efficient and just really save you a lot of time.  They get you to the ideal size you absolutely need at the apex of your canal space to ensure cleansing.

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What Office Manager Lisa Piering has to say about the F360 NiTi endodontic files:


I like that there are fewer files. The F360 NiTi endodontic files are efficient and save us a lot of time. Because it’s a two-file system, we also have fewer files to stock and to keep around.

The files also benefit our patients because they reduce open-mouth time. 

F360 NiTi endodontic file system

F360™ single-use endodontic files offer root-canal preparation with two files, allowing for increased cutting efficiency due to the Double-S™ file design. Sharp cutting angles and large chip space are said to ensure the removal of debris, significantly reducing preparation times. Files can be used for most root canal anatomies, while the single-use instruments reduce risk of fracture due to cyclic fatigue and eliminate cross-contamination risks.

For more information, visit kometusa.com or call 888-566-3887. 

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