Endodontics
Man loses tooth after retainer causes canine avulsion
June 28, 2021 -- A fixed lower jaw dental retainer completely avulsed the canine tooth of a 26-year-old man in the U.K., according to a case report published June 24 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The tooth ended up requiring extraction. Read More
Young Innovations, TeamSmile announce partnership
June 17, 2021 -- Young Innovations and TeamSmile have announced a partnership to advance TeamSmile's goal of providing disadvantaged children with dental care. Read More
Komet releases new endodontic motor
June 11, 2021 -- Komet USA has announced the availability of EndoPilot, an endodontic motor for endodontists and general practitioners to use in procedures. Read More
Parkell to open office in Sweden
June 9, 2021 -- Dental materials and equipment manufacturer Parkell is opening a new office in Sweden. Read More
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
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
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
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.

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International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
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