Shaping Canals



NEW! now offers this quick and informative area with
video techniques from some of the top clinicians in dentistry.

Dr. Cliff Ruddle discusses the extraordinary features of ProTaper NEXT (PTN), including the clinical advantages of shaping canals using files with an offset cross-sectional design and resultant asymmetric motion. This clinical video will demonstrate the use of PTN rotary files in a mandibular molar. GuttaCore is the obturation technique em-ployed in this endodontic case.


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