Endodontics
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
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
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
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
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
DentalEZ introduces hands-free aid to help clear aerosols
March 5, 2021 -- DentalEZ has introduced a high-volume evacuator holder that it said will help clear microscopic droplets during aerosol-generating procedures without the need for supplemental staff. 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