Endodontists Enjoying WaveOne

A new file system in the OHSU School of Dentistry’s endodontology clinics is receiving rave reviews from faculty. The WaveOne reciprocating system was introduced into the school’s lab course last winter, in anticipation of the move to South Waterfront, and is now an integral part of the endodontology clinics in the Skourtes Tower.

“The file is inserted into the hand piece and makes a back-and-forth motion, rather than a circular motion,” said Brian Whitten, D.D.S., assistant professor and pre-doctoral endodontology program director. “We are super impressed with the results so far.”

The WaveOne file systems were provided in part through a grant from DENTSPLY. 

Endodontists say they appreciate the ability to shape root canals using only one file, decrease the amount of shaping time, increased file stability, and the boost to patient safety.