Dr. Matthew Malek

DDS, Endodontist

Dr. Malek received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from NYU Dentistry in 2009 and his certificate in the specialty of endodontics from NYU Dentistry in 2011. He was appointed as a full-time faculty immediately after graduation, a position which he still holds. He is a recipient of the Arthur Charles Hull and Samuel and Hannah Holzman Award for showing the greatest proficiency in Endodontics and in 2014 he was the recipient of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) J. Faculty Award.

Dr. Malek is a Diplomate of the American Association of Endodontics and serves as the board member of the Iranian-American Association of Endodontics. He is currently the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at NYU and practices endodontics in private practice in Manhattan, New York.

He is involved with several research projects which focus on pain, regenerative endodontics, CBCT, and Invasive Cervical Resorption of the root which he has the most interest. He lectures frequently to local, national, and international communities on these topics and is currently involved with few clinical research projects on the subject of Invasive Cervical Resorption. Dr. Malek is the author/co-author of several peer-review articles and chapters in prominent endodontic journals and text books.

11:00 PM - 12.00

Thursday Day 2, 7th May

An Overview of Endodontic Motor-Driven Files: Which Files Should I Use?

Short Abstract:

The goal of endodontic treatment is to treat and prevent pulp and periapical periodontitis. In order to reach this goal, in most cases, a chemo-mechanical process which is called “canal debridement”, “instrumentation” or “cleaning and shaping” takes place in order to reduce bacterial load and promote healing. Close to two hundred years ago the first root canal instrument was developed and ever since, especially in the past twenty years, dentists have witnessed tremendous amount of advancements in technology, metallurgy, and instrumentation techniques. We now have access to numerous different types of endodontic files; each may have a different ability and characteristic, and some although similar to others, bear different manufacturing labels or brands. Selecting a proper file system from these seemingly similar choices is a huge challenge for any dentist.

By the end of this webinar the participant will be able to:
- Observe differences between various types of motor-driven file systems. - illustrate characteristics of each types of motor-driven file systems.
- List simple and practical guidelines for file selection for each endodontic case.