Dr. Joe Ben Itzhak
Senior endodontist at The Endodontic Division of the IDF. Dental Specialist Center in Tel
Hashomer Medical Center and Co – Chairman & Clinical Director of the Department of
Endodontic, Shiba hospital, Tel Hashomer Israel in charge of scientific publication. Lecturer
at many occasions around the world. Dr. Joe has many publications in numerous papers.
Treasure of the Israeli Endodontics association member of Israel Dental Association. Dr. Joe
Ben Itzhak is a member of the American Endodontics Association and the European Society
of Endodontology (ESE). Dr. Joe has published many articles in different prestigious
journals such as: Journal of Endodontics, Clinical oral investigations, Journal of
Conservative dentistry, Australian Endodontic Journal, Endodontic Practice Today, The
Journal of the Israel Dental Association, Journal of conservative dentistry, Italian Endodontic
Journal, ENDO Journal etc.
”INSTRUMENTATION: STAINLESS STEEL FILES VS. NiTi FILES ”
Dr. Joe Ben Itzhak
Over the past two decades, the nickel–titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments have highly
improved the quality of the cleaning and shaping of the root canals. The superelasticity
and shape memory of these instruments reduce the possibility of the canal transportation
along with saving the time for both the patients and the clinicians. Several commercial
types of these instruments, produced by different manufacturers, have currently become
available by modifying the characteristics of the wonder NiTi alloy and also the crosssectional shapes, cutting edges, tapering and numbers and distances of the flutes of the
instruments. Up to this date, five generations for NiTi rotary instruments have been
described according to the time of introduction, properties, and method of application.
The presentation will demonstrate Canal instrumentation the traditional way with
stainless steel files, different files, different techniques with possible lots of preparation
mistakes vs. Today’s new heat treated NiTi files with their conical preparation that’s
helping for better irrigation.