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Historical Overview of the Studies on Root Canal Anatomy

  • Nicola PerriniEmail author
  • Marco A. Versiani
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Abstract

The fundamental basis of the endodontic specialty is the knowledge of root canal anatomy. Thus, a thorough understanding of the canal morphology and its variations in all groups of teeth is a basic requirement to improve the outcome of the endodontic therapy. In the past, a lot of research work was done on this subject, and the findings have had a noteworthy influence on clinical practice as well as on dental education. Therefore, it would be appropriate to take a brief look to the past to understand contemporary research approaches on the study of root canal anatomy. Authors that preceded this new image-processing technological era, to whom endodontics are greatly indebted, must be revisited.

Keywords

Anatomy Canal morphology Root canal system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Private Practice in the Centro di Odontoiatria e Stomatologia at PistoiaPistoiaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dental School of Ribeirão PretoUniversity of São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil

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