COMPARATIVE ACCURACY OF THE CLEARING TECHNIQUE, CBCT, AND MICRO-CT METHODS IN STUDYING MESIAL ROOT CANAL CONFIGURATION OF MANDIBULAR FIRST MOLARS
R Ordinola-Zapata, C M. Bramante, M A. Versiani, I B Moldauer, G Topham,
J L. Gutmann, A Nuñez, M A Hungaro Duarte and F Abella
Despite the considerable number of studies published on the internal anatomy of posterior teeth, very little information exists regarding the accuracy of clearing, CBCT, and micro-CT methods to diagnose the morphology of the root canal anatomy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of the clearing technique and CBCT scanning in the assessment of the mesial root canal configuration of mandibular first molars, using micro-CT imaging system as a reference standard.