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Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry

Specialty: Dental health
Mesa, Arizona
Dr. Jason J. Hales joined Superstition Springs Endodontics in June 2002. He was raised in Indiana and later moved to Utah where he finished high school and went on to college. Dr. Hales and his wife, Shondelle, were married in 1993. Shondelle is a native of Mesa, Arizona. They have a eight year... Full Bio
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Testing the Limits of Endodontic Surgery by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health PreOp #24 and #25 - RCT done about 40 years earlier. PostOp Apicoectomy  Because of the resorption at the apex of #25, a traditional root e ... Read on »
10 Yr Success of Apicoectomy & RCT Retreatment by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Endodontic Surgery and RCT Retreatment can preserve the natural tooth and the periodontium. Apicoectomy on #10 was re-done using MTA as a retrofill and retrea ... Read on »
2014 Spring Into Dentistry Seminar - Featuring Dr. Joel C. Small by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The 10th Annual 2014 Spring Into Dentistry Seminar will feature Dr. Joel Small. Dr. Small is a practicing endodontist and author of the book " Face to Face ".  His unique ap ... Read on »
2nd Chances by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health We call it the practice of dentistry for a reason. Today I had the chance to see one of the very first root canals I did after dental school. If I had to guess, I would ... Read on »
3D Evaluation of Root Canal Morphology (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At Superstition Springs Endodontics , the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a valuable tool in endodontic diagnosis and treatment. This technology is used on a ... Read on »
4th Canal on Maxillary Molar by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This root canal was completed 2 months ago. The patient continued to report pain with no relief. The dentist had also recently worked on #2, placing an occlusal res ... Read on »
9.5 Year Recall of Apicoectomy by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Last post , talked about how apicoectomies can be used to save teeth and the periodontium - tissues whose form and function are never truly replaced by dental implants. As a ... Read on »
A Good Day by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health These are my cases from Monday. This is how I like my cases to look. Nice open canals, obturation to 0.5mm of radiographic apex & small puff of extruded sealer confirming ... Read on »
AAE's Updated Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health As many of you know, on April 19th, 2007, the American Heart Association announced a major change in the guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis to pre ... Read on »
An inexpensive solution for transillumination by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At the most recent Inner Space Seminar, we discussed all different kinds of cracks in teeth. We reviewed how to detect them, classify them, treat them, & prevent them. An e ... Read on »
Another Abscess Healed - At Least for Now! by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This patient presented for treatment on #19. Tooth was diagnosed as necrotic with symptomatic apical periodontitis. Endodontic therapy recommended. RCT completed. 6 mon ... Read on »
Apexification after Avulsion by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This 11 year old kid took a fall at the swimming pool and knocked out #8. It was out of his mouth for over an hour. It was re-implanted by his general dentist and splin ... Read on »
Apexification using Pulpal Regeneration - 2 Yr Results by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At Superstition Springs Endodontics, we are leaders in novel endodontic treatments including pulpal regeneration. The traditional treatment for immature roots of CaOH apexi ... Read on »
Apexification with Calcium Hydroxide & MTA Fill by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This 15 year old patient has a history of trauma to #8. Trauma occurred at an age before apical closure occurred. Tooth was diagnosed with necrotic pulp and symptomatic a ... Read on »
Apical Surgery for Complete Endodontic Healing by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Sometimes endodontic surgery (apicoectomy) is required for complete periapical healing - even on teeth with ideal (or close to ideal) non-surgical treatment.  We are not alw ... Read on »
Apical Surgery Saves the Bridge by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This root canal was orginally done in 1982 and an instrument was separated at the time. Within the next two years, the tooth was treated with an apicoectomy to remove the ... Read on »
Apicoectomies Save Teeth by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Endodontic surgery has an established record of success.  Modern materials and equipment (microsurgery) make it even more successful. In a recent updated meta-analys ... Read on »
Are Implants the Future of Dentistry or Just a Step Along the Way? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The real future in medicine and dentistry is in regenerative therapy. While restorative materials including cements, resins, rubbers, metals, titanium etc. are the best mat ... Read on »
Avoiding Root Canal Therapy with MTA by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dr. Hale's excellent post on pulp canal obliteration inspired me to share these few cases where a coronal barrier was also used to avoid root canal therapy. The most recogni ... Read on »
Bacteria Cause Root Canal Failure - Not Separated Instruments by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Bacteria are the main cause of endodontic infection and endodontic failure.  If we can remove the bacteria and prevent its re-entry into the canal space, then we c ... Read on »