Shaping Canals

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Dr. Cliff Ruddle demonstrates endodontic treatment on a mandibular second molar exhibiting difficult canal curvatures and recurvatures.

Treatment focuses on glide path management, shaping canals, 3-D disinfection, and filling root canal systems. ProGlider, ProTaper NEXT, and GuttaCore obturators are featured in this treatment video.


Dr. Clifford J. Ruddle

Dr. Clifford J. Ruddle is Founder and Director of Advanced Endodontics, an international educational source, in Santa Barbara, California. He is an Assistant Professor of Graduate Endodontics at Loma Linda University and University of California, Los Angeles, is an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. As an inventor, Dr. Ruddle has designed and developed several instruments and devices that are widely used internationally. He is well known for providing superb endodontic education through his lectures, clinical articles, training manuals, videos and DVDs. Additionally, he maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara, California. He can be reached at (800) 753-3636 or

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