Endodontics
Parkell unveils pulp vitality tester
April 20, 2021 -- Parkell has introduced Digitest 3, a pulp vitality tester designed to help dentists identify the cause of a patient's discomfort in tricky cases. Read More
Komet USA unveils single-use sterile instruments
April 13, 2021 -- Komet USA said it has added hundreds of disposable sterile diamonds and carbides to its product line. Read More
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month
April 1, 2021 -- April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with DrBicuspid.com about the occasion. Read More
Biolase debuts pilot program for Einstein endo residents
March 31, 2021 -- Biolase has announced a pilot program to train endodontic residents at Einstein Healthcare Network to use Waterlase dental lasers. Read More
Cure for tooth sensitivity, pain may be on the horizon
March 29, 2021 -- Scientists have identified a protein in tooth cells that helps detect cold, possibly paving the way for new treatments for tooth sensitivity and pain, according to a study published on March 26 in Science Advances. Read More
Study: Antibiotic use after tooth extraction has increased
March 29, 2021 -- The use of antibiotics after tooth extraction has increased over the past 17 years in South Korea, according to a study published on March 24 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Septodont's Novocol Pharma secures $26M
March 23, 2021 -- Septodont's Novocol Pharma division has secured $32.7 million Canadian ($26 million U.S.) from the Canadian government to further develop its injectable products. Read More
New tech can give millions access to fluoridated water
March 22, 2021 -- Technology funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could give 19 million people in the U.S. access to optimally fluoridated water for the first time. The system uses a fluoride tablet that dissolves in water, similar to how chlorine tablets work for swimming pools. Read More
Second Opinion: I'm concerned about the spread of COVID-19
March 16, 2021 -- Dental offices have never dealt with an infectious disease quite like COVID-19. In this open letter, one registered dental hygienist shares her concerns about the disease's effect on communities, dental health professionals, and patients. Read More
Are your patients turning to TikTok for DIY dentistry?
March 15, 2021 -- The video-sharing social network platform TikTok has become a hotspot for viral, do-it-yourself (DIY) dental trends, including shaving down teeth with nail files and using strong adhesive bonding glue to accessorize teeth. 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