Endodontics
Biolase announces launch of Waterlase Endo Academy
November 23, 2020 -- Biolase has launched the Waterlase Endo Academy, which is dedicated to improving patient outcomes and profitability with new technology. The academy is open to all Waterlase endodontists and was created to foster peer-led learning, best practice sharing, and optimal integration of Waterlase technology, the firm said.
How can CBCT improve endodontic treatments for patients?
September 30, 2020 -- Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) clearly maps the neurovascular canals and the anatomic variants of patients' upper and lower jaws, facilitating the safe performance of endodontic treatments, according to a case series published on September 15 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
CBCT reveals 1st reported case of premolar with 5 canals
September 29, 2020 -- A cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan helped identify a fifth canal in the first premolar of a man who was undergoing a root canal. This is the first reported case of a fifth canal in this type of tooth, according to a case report published on September 10 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona offers presterile rotary file packs
September 2, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona is now offering presterilized blister packs of its ProTaper Gold rotary endodontic files.
Sonendo makes board of directors appointment
June 19, 2020 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has appointed Anthony Bihl III to its board of directors.
Dentsply Sirona, AADR honor students with 2020 SCADA awards
June 9, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have announced the 2020 winners of the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) awards.
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
AAE kicks off Save Your Tooth Month
May 7, 2020 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) officially launched its annual Save Your Tooth Month celebration on May 1 with some modifications.
AAE elects new president
May 4, 2020 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has elected Alan Gluskin, DDS, as its new president.
Solving the mystery of tooth pain from afar
April 23, 2020 -- Showing how working together from afar can happen in today’s COVID-19 environment, Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses a recent case where a patient found him over the internet and they worked together to solve the source of the patient's pain and inflammation.  Discuss
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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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