Prof. Khaled Balto

Prof. Khaled Balto


Professor of Endodontics, King Abdul Aziz University, School of Dentistry


Prof. Khaled Balto (B.D.S, D.M.Sc) is a Professor of Endodontics, King Abdul Aziz University, School of Dentistry. He has a Clinical certificate: in the specialty of Endodontics and Doctor Degree of Medical Sciences in Oral biology Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine respectively.

Workshop TITLE:

The Big Bang in Endodontics: Clinical utilization of NiTi phase transformation


Tuesday 6th November 2018


1000 EGP

About the workshop:

Differences in mechanical properties between endodontic instruments might be related to the chemical composition, phase constitution, or manufacturing process. An awareness and knowledge of the mechanical properties of NiTi endodontic files and their association with the metallurgical properties is useful for clinicians to understand the behavior of NiTi instruments in root canals and help them to make decisions regarding which instruments are appropriate for root canal therapy under certain clinical conditions.

Workshop outline:

Explore – in clinical platform- the mechanical properties of NiTi endodontic instruments including the flexibility, torsional resistance, flexural resistance, and cyclic fatigue of the conventional superelastic NiTi instruments and the most recently developed novel NiTi instruments with martensite files with special emphasis on One Curve.

Enhanced clinical utilization of this martensitic file-one curve- will be presented in a heavy multimedia presentation.

Workshop Objectives:

– Discuss the limitation of the traditional rotary NiTi files.
– Enumerate the procedural errors caused by traditional rotary NiTi files and have a mental image of how it could be prevented.
– Outline the advantages of manufacturing rotary NiTi files in a martensitic form and address the ideal requirements in such a file
– Enumerate and clinically correlate the properties and procedural details of one curve.
– Acquire skills in preparing a 3D printed tooth with the One Curve technology.


9:00 – 10:00 Lecture
10:00 – 12:00 Rotary NiTi files
12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break
12:30 – 2:30 One curve technology
2:30 – 3:30 Lunch Break
3:30 – 4:30 Hands on
4:30 – 5:00 Exam