Broken instrument removal by the SAF

Additional Info

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  • doctor name: Dr. Elya Bartnovsky
  • location: Israel
  • Case #: Case #30

Case description

This patient was referred by his general dentist for a re-treatment of tooth #47. The absence of #46 made this an important abutment, so attempts to preserve the tooth and succeed in the re-treatment were important.

A broken Lentulo is evident in the middle third of the MB canal. During the procedure, the broken instrument did not come out, but the canal was oval enough to allow a bypass. Then, during the operation of the self-adjusting file in the canal, debris was washed away wound the broken instrument, and it suddenly got caught in the mesh of the SAF, and was removed. This allowed to successfully clean and obturate the canal, and hopefully for the success of the entire treatment.


About Dr. Elya Bartnovsky 

Dr. Bartnovsky was born and raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

He was accepted into the dental faculty at the age of 16, and graduated in 1995 at the age of 21, as the youngest graduate ever of his dental school.

Dr. Bartnovsky immigrated to Israel in 1996, received advanced training at the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1998 started to work as a general dentist.

In 2003-2006 he conducted his advanced studies in Endodontics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and until 2010 served as a clinical instructor at the dental faculty there.

Dr. Bartnovsky is a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), The European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and the Israel Endodontic Association.


Contact details

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Address: 18 Hillel St., Jerusalem, Israel

Phone: +972-2-5617144