Volume 18, Number 1, March 2006

Disposable Carrier for Retrograde Fillings

Wei-Cheong Ngeow,1 Wen-Lin Chai2

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and 2Department of General Dental Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Abstract
Commercially available retrograde filling carriers are delicate and easily damaged by pressure. In addition, they are difficult to clean and keep free from blockage. This report describes a simple and easy technique for transforming a standard disposable hypodermic syringe and needle into a disposable carrier for retrograde fillings.

Key words:
Disposable equipment, Endodontics, Needles, Syringes

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006;18:59-61.
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