Efficiency and effectiveness of fiber post removal using 3 techniques

Gerald C. Anderson, Jorge Perdigão, James S. Hodges, Walter R. Bowles

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Objective: To evaluate the speed (efficiency) and effectiveness of 3 different fiber post removal systems. Method and Materials: Fiber posts (D.T. Light-Post no. 1 [Bisco Dental] and ParaPost FiberLux no. 5 [Coltène/ Whaledent]) were cemented into 60 single-rooted teeth after endodontic therapy and post space preparation were completed. Three methods of fiber post removal were evaluated-D.T. Light-Post removal kit, the Kodex twist/Tenax ParaPost fiber post removal drill kit, and a combination of diamond bur/Peeso reamer. Results: The efficiency to remove either fiber post was not significantly different, nor was efficiency of any of the 3 post removal systems significantly different. For effectiveness, no difference was observed between post types, but effectiveness was higher with the diamond bur/Peeso reamer compared with the Kodex twist/Tenax ParaPost drills, which in turn was more effective than the D.T. Light-Post removal kit. Conclusions: Fiber posts are efficiently removed by all 3 methods, but effectiveness of removal is higher using the diamond bur/Peeso reamer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-670
Number of pages8
JournalQuintessence international
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007


  • Fiber posts
  • Post and core technique
  • Post removal


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