The self-adjusting file (SAF). Part 1: respecting the root canal anatomy--a new concept of endodontic files and its implementation.

@article{Metzger2010TheSF,
  title={The self-adjusting file (SAF). Part 1: respecting the root canal anatomy--a new concept of endodontic files and its implementation.},
  author={Zvi Metzger and Ehud Teperovich and Raviv Zary and Raphaela Cohen and Rafael Hof},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          679-90
        }
}
AIM To introduce a new concept, the self-adjusting file (SAF), and discuss its unique features compared with current rotary nickel-titanium file systems. THE NEW CONCEPT The SAF file is hollow and designed as a thin cylindrical nickel-titanium lattice that adapts to the cross-section of the root canal. A single file is used throughout the procedure. It is inserted into a path initially prepared by a # 20 K-file and operated with a transline- (in-and-out) vibration. The resulting… CONTINUE READING
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