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COURSE 04


2Shape and One Curve: Smart Shaping Solutions for the Daily Practice

Root canal shaping is an essential stage of the root canal treatment to achieve a positive outcome. Nowadays the evolution of the instrumentation allows the operator to carry out totally mechanical root canal shaping, allowing to get a goal that all operators chase: achieving high quality shaping with a reduced number of files, in less time and safely, that means without creating iatrogenic damages.
The aim of the hands-on course is to show how nowadays this goal is achievable using the 2Shape and the One Curve, 2 heat treated shaping system created by MICRO-MEGA, The main features of the 2Shape is the heat treatment of the alloy, which combined the knowledge of MICRO-MEGA on the designs of the files such as cross sections, taper, helical angles and many other specifications led to the creation of a system consisting of only two very flexible and resistant to fracture file, that are able to shape also difficult canals respecting the original endodontic anatomy. The same goal is achievable using just one file, the One Curve: in this martensitic rotary file the heat treatment that increases the resistance to fracture and the flexibility is paired to a real efficient design that eases the shaping. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice the teachings received using the 2Shape and the One Curve on a 3D printed plastic tooth.

Filippo Cardinali

Graduate in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis at the University of Ancona in 1992. Active Member of the Italian Society of Endodontics. Certified Member of the European Society of Endodontology. Associate Member American Association of Endodontists. Gold Member of Styleitaliano Endodontics. In the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE) currently holds the position of Secretary and of Country Representative of the Italian Society of Endodontics at the ESE. Co-author of the book "Text atlas of anatomy endodontic" published by Tecniche Nuove in 2011. Co-author of the book " Isolation of the operative field: how to streamline the clinical and improve their professional quality life " published by ANDI Servizi in 2013. Coauthor of the book "Manuale di Endodonzia" published by Elsevier Masson Italy in 2013. Co-author of the iBook “The Isolation Game: rubber dam use in endodontics and restorative” published and available on Apple iBook Stores. Lecturer in theoretical and practical courses on subjects related to the isolation of the operative field and Endodontics, has participated as a speaker at courses and conferences in Italy and abroad. Private practice, concentrating mainly endodontics and restorative and author of publications on journals of national and international sector.