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Proposal for an Anatomic Guide in Cortical Bone Window Technique for Endodontic Microsurgery: A Case Report

Gustavo A. Castilloa, ... Ingrid X. Zamorad more
a Gustavo A. Castillo

Gustavo A. Castillo, DDS, Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0002-0534-9941. Corresponding author’s address: Gustavo A. Castillo, cra 37 bis # 1a-49 apto 103 b, Cali, Colombia. Cel: 3164780316. E-mails: gcastilloendo@gmail.com and gustavo.barrios@correounivalle.edu.co. Instagram: @drgustavocastillo.

b Silvia A. Restrepo Mendez

Silvia A. Restrepo Mendez, DDS, Especialista en Endodoncia Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0005-6021-2229.

c Martin F. Gustin

Martin F. Gustin, DDS, Especialista en Endodoncia, Pontificia Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9547-2988.

d Ingrid X. Zamora

Ingrid X. Zamora, DDS, MSc, Docente Postgrado Endodoncia, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9287-1414.

June 12, 2024

J Endod Microsurg. 2024;3: article in press.

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HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE (AMA Referencing)

Castillo GA, Restrepo Mendez SA, Gustin MF, Zamora IX. Proposal for an anatomic guide in cortical bone window technique for endodontic microsurgery: a case report. J Endod Microsurg. 2024;3: article in press. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.jem.2024.3.4

ABSTRACT

The success rate of endodontic microsurgery (EM) can be reduced for several reasons, including the tooth's position in the mouth. For this reason, using 3-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) guides has become common. Despite their great advantages, these guides have some limitations, including the difficulty of taking impressions and scanning in shallow vestibules. In this case report, we propose a design of an anatomical guide for endodontic microsurgery with a cortical bone window tailored for optimal accuracy from the patient's tomography, digital segmentation, and 3D printing.

KEYWORDS

Bone window; cone beam computed tomography; endodontic microsurgery; osteotomy; piezoelectric surgery

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