Endodontics
AAE supports vital pulp therapy for mature teeth
June 1, 2021 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) supports vital pulp therapy as a treatment option for patients who have adult teeth with injured pulps and fully formed roots, according to a position statement released on May 24. Read More
RCT Endodontics forms oral health nonprofit
May 11, 2021 -- RCT Endodontics of Laurel, MD, has formed Trident Save-a-Smile, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide root canal therapy and raise oral health awareness among low-income residents. Read More
Is it safe to use an ultrasonic scaler? It's complicated
May 7, 2021 -- Dental hygienists should consider multiple factors, including positive COVID-19 cases in their communities, before using ultrasonic scalers on patients, according to a webinar hosted by the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the ADA on May 4. Read More
Preventive dental care tied to lower Medicaid costs in NY
May 6, 2021 -- Preventive dentistry services provided more than just better health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York, according to a study published on April 21 in the Journal of Dental Research. Participants who took advantage of preventive dental care also saved the state Medicaid program money. Read More
Sonendo renews sponsorship of Save Your Tooth Month
May 4, 2021 -- Dental technology firm Sonendo and affiliate technology company TDO Software are partnering to sponsor Save Your Tooth Month, an annual initiative by the American Association of Endodontists. Read More
Dove Dental launches new single-use aerosol collection device
May 3, 2021 -- Dove Dental Products has launched a new single-use aerosol collection device that reduces the spread of airborne particles by 95%, the company said. Read More
DentalEZ unveils new handpiece
April 26, 2021 -- DentalEZ has introduced Aeras 400 Flex, a new lightweight handpiece designed to be compatible with KaVo's Multiflex coupler. Read More
Biolase, EdgeEndo to develop irrigation device
April 22, 2021 -- Biolase and EdgeEndo announced on April 21 at the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting that they will develop a laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device. Read More
Ultradent buys majority ownership of Vamasa
April 21, 2021 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has purchased majority ownership in Mexico-based distributor Vamasa SA de CV. Read More
Imaging helps cure eye cellulitis caused by dental abscess
April 20, 2021 -- Imaging helped lead to the diagnosis and treatment of a 2-year-old girl who developed the life-threatening condition orbital cellulitis due to a dental abscess. The details were published on April 9 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
Hot Topic
Getting to the root of dentinal defects

Do newer instruments for preparing root canals induce small dentinal defects that can lead to root fractures, or have improvements in nickel titanium alloys alleviated this potential problem? Since the evidence is unclear, a new study used microcomputed tomography to analyze dentinal defects in root canals prepared with various instruments. Read more.

Conferences
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
September 27 - October 2
Nashville, Tennessee United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States