Bone window technique for mesial and distal root lesions of lower first molar
Webinar recorded at IFEA 2021
Professor Syngcuk Kim DDS, PhD
New York City, New York, USA
Associate Professor Meetu Kohli BDS, DMD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Peer-to-peer experience sharing on bone window technique
A live molar surgery of tooth #19 was recorded under ZEISS EXTARO 300 in Dr. Kim’s office in New York City. The video was edited to a 30-minute session. The following recording is a narration of the surgery with explanation and pointers provided by Dr. Kim. The surgical intervention involves a bone window technique to address mesial and distal root lesions of lower first molar. Piezotome is becoming a useful adjunct for microsurgical cases especially when the cortical plate is intact. Instead of drilling a conventional osteotomy site with Lindenman bur and sacrificing that bone, the healthy bone can be preserved and serves as an autologous graft in such cases. An incidental CBCT finding for this patient was a small cervical resorption lesion on the canine. The repair of the lesion with geristore was also accomplished during the surgical procedure.