Glide Path Management: tips and tricks

22 July 2016

Massimo Giovarruscio

“…I’ve often said on stage that I have two things to teach for the rest of my life and one is Endodontic Access Cavity Preparation and the other is Glide Path Management…” (Cliff Ruddle)

Has been described on previous articles that canal preparation consists of three distinct stages: initial canal negotiation (Scouting and Preflaring), creation of a glide path and then canal shaping.

When we get working length (as Enrico Cassai has described on previous article), we would determine if we had a reproducible glide path in the apical 1/3.