From 2011-2016, images and videos of "The Root Canal Anatomy Project" were developed at the Laboratory of Endodontics of Ribeirao Preto Dental School. From 2016, images were acquired in other educational institutions. They can be freely used for attributed noncommercial educational purposes by educators, scholars, student and clinicians. It means that all material used should include proper attribution and citation (http://rootcanalanatomy.blogspot.com). In such cases, this information should be linked to the image in a manner compatible with such instructional objectives. Unfortunately, because material shared on the RCAP has not been properly cited by several users, from November 2019 a watermark was added to the images and videos. Enjoy!

August 20, 2022

Maxillary First Molar - Deep Split


 A deep split of the mesiobuccal root canal in a maxillary first molar
A technical challenge for any endodontist!
Detail of the palatal canal with an apical curvature towards buccal

August 19, 2022

Maxillary First Molar - Type II Configuration

Maxillary Molar Micro-CT Marco Versiani


The most common root canal system configuration of a maxillary first molar: 1 palatal, 1 distobuccal and 2 mesiobuccal (MB1 and MB2 canals with Vertucci's Type II configuration root canals. Photorealistic texture of a 3D model acquired using micro-CT technology and performed with advanced computational tools.

August 18, 2022

ESE Meeting in Budapest

European Society of Endodontology
https://esebiennialcongress.com/
Congress Course
Day: Thursday, 8th September 2022 (09h45-10h30) Hall 2
The skill of translating knowledge of canal anatomy into daily practice

European Society of Endodontology
https://esebiennialcongress.com/
Pre-Congress Course
Day: Wednesday, 7th September 2022 (14h00-17h00)
PCC4 - Morphometric analysis of the root canal system using micro-CT: a practical approach on how to perform measurements


March 17, 2022

The Worldwide Studies

The Worldwide Studies


The Worldwide Studies are an ongoing project under the supervision of Dr Jorge Martins (Portugal) on the evaluation of root canal anatomy using CBCT technology. It counts with the collaboration of researchers and clinicians from several countries with the aim to unveil the anatomical variations and the most prevalent canal configurations of thousands of teeth according to gender, geographic location and ethnic group. Right now there are 4 published studies and I had the opportunity to work in some of them. In 2022, a new phase from this project has started with the aim to publish at least 3 additional papers with the collaboration of people from 49 countries! A great achievement for our specialty. You can read the already published studies by clicking on the images below:

1. Worldwide Prevalence of Mandibular Second Molar C-Shaped Morphologies Evaluated by Cone-Beam Computed Tomography










November 8, 2020

Radix Entomolarix (Mandibular Molar)


Root Canal Anatomy Project Merging Art & Science
Three-dimensional microCT-based root canal model of a mandibular second molar with radix entomolaris using advanced computacional design tools

October 26, 2020

Maxillary Lateral Incisor


Root Canal Anatomy Project
Merging Science & Art

Realistic 3D model obtained by micro-CT technology and characterized by using advanced computer design techniques.