Endodontics
New surgical method removes broken dental instrument
September 13, 2021 -- Clinicians used a new surgical technique to remove a separated endodontic instrument stuck about 2 mm below the tip of a patient's tooth root in a case published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Dental drill used to create chandelier of vaccine vials
September 10, 2021 -- A dental drill contributed to the creation of a chandelier made up of used Moderna vaccine vials, according to an article from the New York Post. Read More
What's on my chair for posterior CAD/CAM restorations
August 17, 2021 -- What's on My Chair is a new series on DrBicuspid.com in which dental professionals share the tools and techniques they use for specific types of procedures and cases. In the first episode, digital dentistry expert Dr. Steven Gold shares how he prepares and places posterior CAD/CAM restorations. Read More
Needle sticks, burs cause most dental school injuries
July 22, 2021 -- Needle sticks and uncovered burs are responsible for most dental school injuries, according to research presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Water from scalers largely fails to meet U.S. standards
July 22, 2021 -- The output water from ultrasonic scalers at a dental school largely failed to meet U.S. potable water standards in recent testing. The research was presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
EMS Dental secures NC contract
July 13, 2021 -- EMS Dental has installed seven of its Airflow Prophylaxis Master devices at Coastal Carolina Community College in Onslow County, NC. Read More
Pac-Dent unveils cordless hygiene handpiece
July 6, 2021 -- Pac-Dent has introduced ProMate CL, a cordless hygiene handpiece that weighs only 3.8 oz. Read More
Patients are willing to pay for preventive dental care
July 1, 2021 -- People are willing to pay for scale and polish services and oral hygiene advice even without seeing the immediate benefits, according to a study published in the July print edition of the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Henry Schein updates online portal for handpiece repair
June 30, 2021 -- Henry Schein has launched a new version of its ProRepair Handpiece Portal platform for facilitating dental handpiece repairs. 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
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