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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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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 »
Microscopes & Management of Root Canal Perforation by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health As discussed in Dr. Justin Parente's previous post , dental operating microscopes can prevent procedural error in endodontic treatment. There are those who may debate t ... Read on »
The Dental Operating Microscope Prevents Procedural Errors in Challenging Teeth by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health In case you are a new reader, it merits repeating that the dental operating microscope is the most valuable tool available for providing endodontic care.  The light and magn ... Read on »
Root Canals and Dental Implants: The Rest of the Story by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At a recent local implant seminar, the clinician speaker, a representative of a leading implant manufacturer, reportedly told the audience that endodontic retreatment ... Read on »
Root Canals and Dental Implants: The Rest of the Story by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At a recent local implant seminar, the clinician speaker, a representative of a leading implant manufacturer, reportedly told the audience that endodontic retreatment ha ... Read on »
Superstition Springs Endodontics and Social Media by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Come join us on Facebook at our page: www.facebook.com/superendo We recently invited our patients to produce their own video testimonial for their root canal experie ... Read on »
Cone Beam CT in Endodontic Diagnosis by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a valuable radiographic tool in endodontic diagnosis. With traditional 2D radiography, you see only a coronal view. Historically in ... Read on »
Re-Apicoectomy. by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Occasionally, we see cases that have had previous treatment, retreatment, and apicoectomy, and yet are failing again.  The prognosis on these cases is often guarded at best, ... Read on »
Root Canal Treatment Can Save Teeth with Cracks by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The following case is an example of the successful root canal treatment of a cracked tooth. Tooth #19 was diagnosed as necrotic pulp with acute apical abscess. RCT was reco ... Read on »
Root Canal Retreatment or Implant? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Stan, a recent reader of the blog, commented, "I'm 66 and have an abscessed pre-molar that had rct and a cap 25 years ago. Went to my dentist (who does implants) and was tol ... Read on »
Osteonecrosis and Ischemia in the Alveolar Bones by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At a recent seminar, Dr. Jerry Bouquot, the director of diagnostic services at University of Texas, Houston - School of Dentistry, and world reknown oral pathologist and spe ... Read on »
Finding Missed Canals Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health We have had lots of discussion regarding the use of CBCT in endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. CBCT is the future of endodontics. 3D imaging as an adjunct to 2D im ... Read on »
Challenging Isolation by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Occasionally, as an endodontist, we are referred a patient for a difficult, maybe questionable, save. This patient was 85 years old and was undergoing cancer treatmen ... Read on »
Internal bleaching makes us smile! by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This 13 yr old young lady had some trauma to #8 during a softball game. As you can imagine, the discoloration is of significant concern to the patient. At the time ... Read on »
Value and Limitations of CBCT in Endodontics-Case Report by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health For the longest time, I have been skeptical of the ability of the CBCT to detect vertical root fractures. Especially in previously treated teeth, where scatter radia ... Read on »
FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health FAIR Health is an independent, not-for-profit organization that was established to maintain a database to help insurers and consumers determine reimbursement rates for out-o ... Read on »