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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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Stem Cells and the Future of Dentistry by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Embryonic Stem Cells Stem cells have the ability to transform into different types of cells.  Stems cell hold the key to cell development and cell renewal a ... Read on »
Using CBCT to Identify Vertical Root Fractures - Use of Filters by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health When we incorporated CBCT at Superstition Springs Endodontics , we hoped that it would be useful in identifying vertical root fractures.  There is a significant learning cur ... 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 »
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 »
Teeth & Dental Implants: Not the Same by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At the recent AAE Convention, Dr. Hessam Nowzari presented a lecture on implant outcomes.  Dr. Nowzari is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the former ... Read on »
Successful Endodontics in Your General Practice by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Successful endodontic treatment in the general dentist's office is based upon proper case selection. Proper case selection will allow endodontics to be a profitabl ... Read on »
Missed Canals Cause Root Canal Failure by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Endodontic therapy has a well documented rate of success.  There are situations where initial endodontic therapy fails.  In a previous post , we discussed the role of bacter ... Read on »
Remembering James H.S. Simon DDS (1934-2013) by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health On Sunday, Feb 3, 2013, Dr. James H.S. Simon passed away. Dr. Simon was one of the pioneers of modern endodontics.  He dedicated his career to education and was truly an ... 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 »
Lateral Portals of Exit by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health As clinician readers know, the canal anatomy of teeth is rarely simple. Lateral portal of exits (lateral canals) are a significant challenge to clean and are present in many ... Read on »
Why Is It Better to Save a Natural Tooth? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health A patient recently asked...  I'm a healthy 47 year old male. My upper central incisor (#9) was struck (trauma). It cracked vertically to the gum line, and then crac ... Read on »
Root Canal Surgery to Repair Post Perforation by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health #6 Post perforation on a long span (7 unit) bridge. Pt is insistant that she does not want to lose this tooth or bridge at this time.  Lateral radiolucent lesi ... 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 »
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 »
Root Canals Heal Dental Abscesses by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This small video shows three necrotic teeth with apical abscesses that are all completely healed within 1-2 years. This video clip can be used to help your patients underst ... Read on »
CBCT Reveals Root Resorption Unseen in Regular Radiography by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The following case shows the advantage of CBCT in endodontic diagnosis. The following patient returned to our office today for re-evaluation of #14. We previously loo ... Read on »
The Importance of Quality Initial Root Canal Therapy by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health It is fair to say that endodontic retreatment has a lower success rate than initial endodontic therapy. This highlights the importance of good INITIAL endodontic therapy. ... Read on »
The Isthmus by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Between the two mesial canals of a mandibular molar is a very common area to find isthmus tissue.  Traditionally ignored by clinicians without a microscope, the isth ... Read on »
Use of CBCT to Detect Small Apical Lesions & Length Determination in Endodontics by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Two recents studies published highlight some of potential applications of CBCT in endodontics. The first study by Tsai et. al. supports our clinical experience wi ... Read on »