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what is the difference between an endodontic file and a hedstrom file?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
File = File: A hedstrom file is one type of endodontic file.
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
They are: A hedstrom file is a type of endodontic file. It has a more agressive cutting angle than other types known as k- files.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
File design: There are literally hundreds of different file designs used in endodontics. A hedstrom is one kind of file. It is a hand-driven file that is unique in its cross section. Other files may differ in their shape (cross section), metal, or could be engine-driven.
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yuanswered
Endodontics 16 years experience
K-file vs H-file: The most common endodontic file is the k-file. It has a square or triangle cross section and is twisted from a stainless steel blank. H-file on the other hand is machined and has a teardrop shape cross section. Do a google search if you want to find out more.

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Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

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What all does an endodontist do in their job?

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