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Applications of Micro-CT Technology in Endodontics

  • Marco A. Versiani
  • Ali Keleș
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Abstract

Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences, including the biology of the normal pulp and the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. Recent technological advancements have allowed several methods to be successfully employed to visualize the anatomy of the human teeth, but in the last decade, nondestructive high-resolution micro-CT imaging has gained increasing popularity. This technology allows for the three-dimensional study of the root canal system and the evaluation of its influence on different procedures. Applications of micro-CT for experimental endodontology are now becoming extensive and integrated into dental education. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the applications of micro-CT technology in endodontic research.

Keywords

Dental education Endodontics Imaging Micro-CT Root canal system Technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco A. Versiani
    • 1
  • Ali Keleș
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral HealthBrazilian Military PoliceMinas GeraisBrazil
  2. 2.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of EndodonticsOndokuz Mayıs UniversitySamsunTurkey

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