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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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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 »
Calcific Metamorphosis (Pulpal Obliteration) and Internal Bleaching by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health It has been reported that 11.6% - 33% of boys and 3.6% - 19% of girls suffer some kind of dental trauma before age 12. Internal staining is common following a traumatic inj ... Read on »
Cone Beam (CBCT): To Use or Not to Use? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health There has been some discussion about the indications for use of CBCT in endodontics. The AAE and AAOMR released a joint position statement regarding the use of CBCT in endo ... Read on »
Persistent Post-Treatment (Apical) Periodontitis. by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health When endodontically treating a tooth experiencing symptoms to percussion, that is symptomatic apical periodontitis or acute apical abscess, it is reasonable and normal ... Read on »
The Blame Game - Root Canal Failure? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health CASE #1 I recently completed a diagnostic excavation on this tooth and determined that it was non-restorable due to decay under mesial crown margin and into the pulpal fl ... Read on »
Success with endodontic surgery (apicoectomy) by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This patient was kicked in the face by a horse in 1998. Teeth were displaced (luxated). She repositioned them herself. RCT's on #24 and #25 were done in 2008 by her gene ... Read on »
Evaluation of #2 for Retreatment, CBCT Revisited. by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I want to thank Dr. Hales for the introduction and for inviting me to contribute here on the Endoblog. I've been following and learning from the Endoblog for some time. It ... Read on »
The Endo Blog Welcomes a New Contributing Author - Dr. Justin M. Parente by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health We would like introduce and welcome a new contributing author to The Endo Blog, Dr. Justin M. Parente of Alpharetta Endodontics (Alpharetta, GA). Dr. Justin M. Pa ... Read on »
To Scan or Not to Scan? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This patient had RCT #2 done about 8 yrs ago in the military. She is reporting pain of several days duration. Today it is percussion sensitive, normal perio probings, n ... 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 »
Endodontic Retreatment - Another Tooth Saved! by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health DX: Prior RCT w/ Chronic Apical Abscess Huge periapical lesion noted. A thin, short (mesial) and long (distal) obturation. Retreatment recommended. Retreatment co ... Read on »
CBCT to Evaluate Apical Lesions by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health We have been discussing the use of CBCT in the practice of endodontics. There have been questions about whether CBCT is really necessary, or just another cool image. That ... Read on »
Implant Training by Mentorship!!!!???? by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I think we all agree that continuing education is one of the foundations of every profession. It guarantees that practitioners remain up to date and abreast of new techn ... Read on »
Did you know that 70% of A ... by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Did you know that 70% of Americans are afraid of root canals? Root canal treatment allows patients to save their natural teeth. The endodontists at Superstition Sprin ... Read on »
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): A Proper Introduction by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At Superstition Springs Endodontics (SSE), we have recently integrated Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) into our practice of endodontics . In my opinion, CBCT is the fu ... Read on »
Pulpal Regeneration - More Evidence by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health In previous posts regarding pulpal regeneration , we have shown not only apical closure, but some dentinal bridging coronal to the apex. While difficult to believe, we hav ... Read on »
CBCT as a Tool 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 tool in endodontic diagnosis. The following case illustrates how CBCT provides added diagnostic information not available ... Read on »
CBCT to Evaluate Internal Root Resorption by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health CBCT can be used to evaluate the extent of root resorption. Before this technology, we would have to excavate a resorptive defect to evaluated the extent and restorability. ... Read on »
CBCT to Diagnose Sinusitis of Dental Origin by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The CBCT can be used to make a diagnosis of sinusitis of dental origin. Read on »
Successful Perforation Repair using MTA by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This patient presented for treatment of #30 in March 2009. Prior RCT had been done and a large furcal lesion as well as periapical lesion were noted. Retreatment was reco ... Read on »