Assistant Professor New York University College of Dentistry New York, New York
Participants should be aware of the following financial/non-financial relationships:
Bill Kahler, DClinDent, PhD: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Ozone has been suggested for disinfection in endodontic treatment because of its high antimicrobial potential. Ozone also has low cytotoxicity to cells and therefore may have applications for certain clinical scenarios such as immature teeth with open apices. Ozone has been shown to be dose-, strain, and time-dependent in its action against microorganisms in suspension and biofilms in experimental studies. This presentation will address the evidence for these claims. The clinical question of interest is 1) Is ozone an alternative to sodium hypochlorite or other irrigants currently used in endodontic treatment and 2) Can ozone be used as an adjunct therapy during chemo-mechanical preparation. Further clinical questions addressed are the effect of ozone on the bond strength of self-etch post and core systems.
Discuss ozone as a primary disinfectant in endodontic treatment.
Discuss ozone as an adjuncyt therapy in endodontic treatment.
List the pros and cons for the use of ozone in certain clinical applications.