Day: December 27, 2018

Mineral trioxide aggregate: present and future developments

Portland cement is used in the building industry to make concrete.  It is hydraulic and thus it develops its properties well in the presence of moisture.  The oral environment is inherently wet, however, all dental materials need a dry field for optimal performance.  A mixture of Portland cement and busmuth oxide was developed and marketed […]

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Histologic Assessment of Quick-Set and Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Pulpotomies in a Canine Model

Introduction: Quick-Set (Primus Consulting, Bradenton, FL) is a calcium aluminosilicate cement that is a potential alternative to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with greater acid resistance and faster setting. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of Quick-Set and MTA on pulpal tissues in response to pulpotomy procedures. Methods: The pulp chambers of […]

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Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Push-out Bond Strength of Four Calcium Silicate-based Endodontic Materials when used for repairing Perforations on Human Dentin: An in vitro Evaluation

Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the push-out bond strength of NeoMTA Plus (NMTA), EndoSequence root repair material fast set putty (ERRMF), biodentine (BD), and ProRoot white mineral trioxide aggregate (PMTA) when used as perforation repair materials after exposure to 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) during the early setting phase. METHODOLOGY: Horizontal midroot sections were prepared […]

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MTA Plus Case Studies

The PDF on case reports has a sampling of cases from doctors around the world using MTA Plus for vital pulp therapy and endodontic indications. Please look through the file to see the successful radiographic reports for cases treated with MTA Plus. Download here: CASE-StudiesMTA-Plus4-22-14

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Case study by Ryan Walsh, DDS

internal resorption of #30 filled with NeoMTA Plus

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Case study from Saint Louis University

NeoMTA Plus in apical 6mm after tooth was avulsed and replanted – by Dr. Biscontine, resident at Saint Louis University

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Apicoectomy / Grey MTA Plus® Retrofill

Dentist:  Richard Rubinstein Practice location:  Farmington, Hills, MI Type of practice:  Endodontic This patient was referred for apical microsurgery on a premolar (Figure 1): Figure 1: Pre-operative radiograph showing a radiolucency on the premolar and the sinus tract. After anesthesia was established, I brought the surgical operating microscope into the field and made a full-thickness freegingival margin flap to create […]

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Strip Perforation Treatment with NeoMTA Plus®

Dentist: Ryan Walsh Practice location: Keller, TX Type of practice: Endodontic A patient sought treatment for a chief complaint of a gingiva/tooth abscess in a previously endodontically treated tooth (Figure 1): Figure 1: Pre-operative periodical radiograph of tooth being retreated. After accessing the mesiobuccal canal, I detected a prior furcation strip perforation. I removed the remaining gutta percha, cleaned and shaped all canals, and placed a calcium hydroxide […]

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Apicoectomy with Grey MTA Plus®

Dentist: Franklin Tay Practice location: Augusta, GA Type of practice: Endodontic This patient was referred to me after a tooth that was previously treated endodontically was failing to resolve the periapical lesion. (Figure 1): Figure 1: Pre-op periapical radiograph of tooth for retreatment. After anesthesia was administered, a full thickness free-gingival margin flap was created […]

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Apical Microsurgery with NeoMTA Plus®

Dentist: Richard Rubinstein Practice location: Farmington Hills, MI Type of practice: Endodontic This patient was referred for apical microsurgery on a previously treated mandibular left first molar (Image 1): Image 1: Pre-operative radiograph showing a radiolucency on the distal root of a mandibular left first molar. A limited field CBCT scan was taken to ensure […]

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