Your Result: You’re an Eager Endo Student

Thank you SO much for taking my “What’s Your Endodontic Know-How?” quiz!

I have to let you know that you missed 1 or more questions in the quiz.

But don’t be too hard on yourself. There is ALWAYS more to learn. (I’ve been a practicing endodontist for over a decade, and I’m still learning every day!)

But having the intention to learn and taking the action to learn are two different things.

And that’s where E-School, my signature endodontic CE program for general dentists comes in.

Keep reading to the bottom of the page, because I’ll share the CORRECT quiz answers with you there.

Become an Endo Rock Star at E-School.

Join hundreds of other general dentists in brushing up their endo knowledge at E-School. (And not just so you can take an online quiz with more success!)

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  • 💰 Yield greater profits by reducing chair time, offering more services, and becoming more efficient.
  • 💡 Discover effective tips and tricks that can make the difference between a failed and successful root canal.
  • 😊 Build your practice with happy, loyal patients who trust you.
  • 😍 Improve your everyday and emergency dental knowledge, so you know what call to make in any situation.
  • Receive glowing reviews from grateful patients who you’ve saved from pain.

The power to keep your patients healthy and happy lies within you and your commitment to deepening your understanding of endodontics.

Here Are the Correct Quiz Answers.

Please check your inbox, because I’ll be explaining each one via email over the next few days.

Question 1: What is your diagnosis for this patient?

The diagnosis is:

  • Necrotic Pulp and Asymptomatic Apical Periodontitis #2
  • Normal Pulp and Asymptomatic Apical Periodontitis #3 and #4

Question 2: What is your treatment plan for this patient?

The treatment is:

  • RCT #2

Question 3: What is your diagnosis for this patient?

The diagnosis is:

  • Necrotic Pulp and Asymptomatic Apical Periodontitis #14 and #15
  • Normal Pulp and Asymptomatic Apical Periodontitis #16

Question 4: What is your treatment plan for this patient?

The treatment is:

  • Refer to oral surgeon for possible biopsy

Question 5: What is your diagnosis for this patient?

The diagnosis is:

  • Necrotic Pulp and Chronic Apical Abscess #31

Question 6: What is your treatment plan for this patient?

The treatment is:

  • Root canal #31

Question 7: While instrumenting, it was hard for my hand file to get to working length and get to the apex. What endo hack can you do to get to the apex faster?

The correct answer is you can open the canal coronally a bit to remove coronal interferences that could be binding your file.

Question 8: Unfortunately, once I started my obturation, I noticed my obturation was short. What is NOT a possible reason this happened?

Possible reasons the obturation is short:

  • The metal filling gave an incorrect reading on the apex locator so your working length is off.
  • The reference point was off.
  • I didn’t instrument enough.
  • My gutta percha was too big.

Access and Anatomy Questions

Question 9: In a maxillary premolar, how many canals should you expect to see?

The answer is usually 2, in both the 1st and 2nd premolar.

The likelihood goes like this:

  • 1st premolar:
    • 1 canal 9% of the time
    • 2 canals 85% of the time
    • 3 canals 6% of the time
  • 2nd premolar
    • 1 canal 48% of the time
    • 2 canals 51% of the time
    • 3 canals 1% of the time

Three canals can happen, so always make sure you’re prepared for that possibility.

Question 10: In a mandibular second molar, how many canals should you expect to see?

The answer is usually 3 canals, but sometimes you can find 1, 2, or 4 canals.

  • 1 canal: 1% of the time.
  • 2 canals: 4% of the time.
  • 3 canals: 81% of the time.
  • 4 canals: 11% of the time.

Please note, C-shaped canals occur 8-15% of the time, depending on your patient’s demographic.

Thanks for Testing Your Endo Know-How.

I hope to see you inside E-School!