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Shaping of the Root Canal System: A Multistep Technique

Livio Gallottini

Citation Information : Gallottini L. Shaping of the Root Canal System: A Multistep Technique. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (9):851-855.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2138

Published Online: 01-03-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



The aim of this scientific work is to illustrate the technique of shaping the root canal system using the multistep technique.


Over time, various endodontic instrumentation techniques have been put forward, from the “step-back” technique (apical–coronal) to the “crown-down” technique (coronal–apical), the “double-flared” technique, and the most recent “single-length” technique.


The multistep technique involves six steps, one of the main objectives of these being the safety of the use of mechanical instruments with a reduction in the risk that they fracture. This technique (“mixed”) provides for the use of both manual instruments in stainless steel and mechanical instruments in nickel titanium (Ni-Ti).


The multistep technique is based on a standardized, flexible, and clinical protocol, which can provide for a reduction in the number of endodontic passages and instruments used and, therefore, a simplification of the operating procedure depending on both the difficulty of the root canals and the competence of the operator.

Clinical significance

This technique is a technique for shaping the endodontic space that allows the set objectives of endodontic therapy to be reached in a predictable way with a reduced risk of iatrogenic complications.

How to cite this article

Gallottini L. Shaping of the Root Canal System: A Multistep Technique. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(9):851-855.

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