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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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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 »
Superstition Springs Endodontics goes 3D by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Superstition Springs Endodontics is excited to introduce cone beam technology (CBCT) into their practice of endodontics. The decision to incorporate this technology ha ... 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 »
Managing a Cracked Tooth by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Dealing with cracked teeth can be very challenging. In the first place, there is a lot of confusion about what we are calling a cracked tooth. Craze lines, fractured cusp ... Read on »
Would you implant or do RCT? - UPDATED by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health I work with some great oral surgeons & periodontists. I was recently asked to evaluate tooth #31 by my periodontist colleague. This patient had been referred to him for extr ... Read on »
Clinical Clues for Identifying Cracked/Fracture Roots by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Accurate diagnosis of a cracked/fractured root is a difficult task. It is important to get it right, because the treatment for a cracked root is usually extraction. I expl ... Read on »
Upgrading your Root Canal by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health This root canal was originally done in 1965. A periapical lesion has developed. While the root canal filling is weak and the apical seal obviously an issue, the tooth ... Read on »
Pulpal Regeneration - More Case Reports by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health For more information on pulpal regeneration, click here . Read on »
Uses of Cone Beam in Endodontics by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health At a recent Inner Space Seminar, Dr. Dale A. Miles reviewed the principles of cone beam imaging and introduced a wide variety of applications for CBCT in dentistry. The fol ... Read on »
Malpractice Claims in Endodontics by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health A recent study by Givol, Rosen, Taicher & Tsesis , published in the Journal of Endodontics, points out some interesting facts about malpractice claims in endodontics. End ... Read on »