A comparative study of root canal shaping using protaper universal and protaper next rotary files in preclinical dental education


Celik G., Kisacik F. O. , Yilmaz E. F. , Mersinlioglu A., Ertugrul I. F. , ORHAN H.

PEERJ, vol.7, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.7717/peerj.7419
  • Title of Journal : PEERJ

Abstract

Background. Dentistry has undergone an evolution in endodontics practice caused by the advancement of rotary techniques for root canal preparation and their subsequent incorporation into the teaching of dentistry undergraduates. This research aimed to evaluate the shaping ability of third-year dental students as their first experience in rotary instrumentation using ProTaper Universal (PTU) and ProTaper Next (PTN) (Dentsply Maillefer) rotary instruments in simulated curved canals.