Guided Endodontics by Niraj Kinariwala and Lakshman Samaranayake, editors. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature; 2021

Oleksandr Tkachenkoa more
a Oleksandr Tkachenko

Doctor-Stomatologist (DS), Doctor-Stomatologist-Therapeutist (DST), Doctor-Stomatologist-Surgeon (DSS), Practice Limited to Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery, Elit Esthetic Dentistry Center, LLC, Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. E-mail:

May 07, 2022

J Endod Microsurg. 2022;1:5.

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Tkachenko O. Guided endodontics by Niraj Kinariwala and Lakshman Samaranayake, editors. Cham, Switzerland: Sringer Nature; 2021. J Endod Microsurg. 2022;1:5.


It is not whether a clinician will adopt 3D guided

endodontics, it is only a matter of when.[1]

―Stephen Cohen, DDS

San Francisco, CA, USA


Endodontic guides (synonyms: endoguides, endodontic templates, 3-dimensional endoguides) guarantee two things: minimal invasiveness of the procedure and high level accuracy.[1] That is why two editors, Niraj Kinariwala and Lakshman Samaranayake, united another 18 contributors from totally 6 countries (Austria, Brazil, China, Denmark, Hungary, and India) bringing to the world Guided Endodontics.


The textbook (Fig 1) consists of 10 Chapters; all of them are dedicated to planning, manufacturing and application of all types of endodontic guides: (1) types depended upon their use in endodontic treatment (non-surgical and surgical guides), (2) types depended upon their support, and (3) types from classification of surgical endodontic templates.[1]

Perfect illustrations: computed tomography (CT), micro-CT data, virtual surgical planning, digital workflow, intraoperative images, and control X-rays immerse the reader in the smallest details of the guided treatment.


Chapter 8, “Static Guided Approach in Surgical Endodontics” perfectly describes guided microscopic root-end resection using stereolithographic manufacturing what is extremely useful in modern practice.


In summary, this textbook is a phenomenal chance for every endodontists to absorb all we need to know about state of the art principles and techniques of guided endodontics. I can honestly say that with profound knowledge and appropriate implementation of these techniques any practice limited to endodontics will reach the highest level of modern endodontic specialty.


  1. Guided endodontics. Kinariwala N, Samaranayake L, editors. 1st edition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature; 2021. Crossref