Check out these photographs of root canals by Dr. Craig Barrington, on the cover of the latest issue of roots magazine!
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It’s always fun to work on the cover of roots magazine. For this issue, which has just been printed, I wanted to try something a little different. This cover shows a handpiece and a file — the machinery used by the dentist during a root canal procedure — next to before-and-after X-ray images of a tooth that was treated.
As a non-dentist, I have come to respect and admire those who perform root canal treatment. When I show friends who are not dentists the cover of a magazine like this, most get scared or grossed out. But the thing is, it’s scary-looking equipment like this in the hands of a trained professional that can take away your pain and save your tooth.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert S. Roda, the incoming president of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), during the association’s annual session, held recently in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Roda is a practicing endodontist in Arizona and an educator. My interview with him is published in the latest issue of roots magazine, shown below. The interview with Dr. Roda is also on the Dental Tribune website — direct link here.
The dramatic cover photograph is by Dr. Craig Barrington of Texas.
As managing editor of roots magazine, I get to work with some fascinating images. Here are pictures of the covers of the three most recent issues of roots, showing some of these wonderful photographs. I am very pleased with the way these turned out.
The first cover shown below features an image of a TrueTooth replica developed by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan. The second is a photograph by Dr. Craig Barrington showing the cleared tip of the root of an upper first molar. The third cover shows the magnified insides of cleaned and disinfected root canal after treatment with a dental laser.
In my humble opinion, these are the nicest-looking covers of roots that I have prepared to date. Which is your favorite?
Here’s the latest issue of Roots magazine, which includes my article on the 2013 Annual Session of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), held earlier this year in Honolulu.
An online version of the article is on the Dental Tribune website, direct link here.
One of the most interesting parts of my job at Dental Tribune is editing our endodontic magazine, called “roots.” The cover of the latest issue of roots features a photograph of a “TrueTooth” tooth replica, which is now used for training of endodontists, also known as root canal specialists.
The TrueTooth replicas are the invention of Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan of California, who is a brilliant dentist, lecturer and inventor. I interviewed Dr. Buchanan about his new tooth replicas and how they are used for endodontic education. If you have ever had a root canal, it’s the pulp chamber (or roots) that the dentist cleans out and fills. The more complex the canals, the more difficult the treatment — which is why it’s a good idea to go to a specialist if you ever need a root canal!
You can see the cover of roots and inside pages directly below. Click on the images to make them bigger. You can also read an online version of my interview with Dr. Buchanan by clicking here.