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Root Canals

Dental Assisting > COMING SOON
DA - Coming Soon
This module explains the dental assistant's role in how to prepare for and assist in a root canal therapy procedure.

Root canal therapy is performed with the intent of saving a natural tooth that may be abscessed, chipped, cracked, or necrotic. The module provides knowledge on how the dental assistant will prepare for, and assist in, root canal therapy. The dental assistant plays a crucial role in aiding the dentist to ensure a safe and successful endodontic examination and procedure. This includes preparing necessary materials, ensuring all equipment is properly functioning, efficiently handing off to the dentist the needed tools to complete the procedure, and ensuring the patient's comfort throughout the procedure. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers clinical scenarios that test your ability to assist with a root canal therapy procedure. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident.


You'll learn 

  • how to identify the tools and equipment used in a root canal therapy procedure
  • the steps for assisting in an electric pulp vitality test
  • how to apply and place a dental dam
  • the steps for assisting in a root canal therapy procedure on the anterior and posterior teeth
  • the steps for assisting in the placement of a temporary restoration
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)

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  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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