Endodontics
How safe are aerosol-generating devices during the pandemic?
February 25, 2021 -- COVID-19 has made us rethink our norms, including the use of powered dental tools. Hygienist Karen Davis sat down with DrBicupsid.com to discuss the safety of aerosol-generating devices -- a topic she's also speaking about at the virtual 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Air Techniques to host aerosol reduction course at Chicago Midwinter
February 18, 2021 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Air Techniques will host an aerosol reduction course at the upcoming Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter meeting from February 25 to 27. Read More
Envista extends contract with Heartland Dental
February 16, 2021 -- Envista Holdings has inked a four-year contract extension with dental service organization Heartland Dental. Read More
DCI Edge, NSK team up on new integration solution
August 18, 2020 -- DCI Edge and NSK have joined forces to develop an integrated electric motor system that will be built into all DCI Edge delivery systems. Read More
Case report: Prepping teeth with no water spray or aerosols
July 29, 2020 -- With so much talk surrounding COVID-19 and aerosols in the dental practice, Dr. Joe Blaes did some research and discovered a way to prep teeth that not only minimizes aerosols but also reduces the need for an air water syringe in the operatory. He shares his thoughts in this article. Read More
Simple method used to pull NiTi rotary file stuck in man's tooth
March 13, 2020 -- Clinicians successfully removed a 16-mm fragment of a nickel-titanium (NiTi) endodontic instrument that became stuck in a man's tooth during a root canal by using a simple rather than a professional extraction method, according to a new case report. Read More
DentalEZ debuts new intelligent platform
February 20, 2020 -- DentalEZ launched its Aeras Intelligent Platform, which includes two new tools that can communicate with clinicians, at this week's 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Aseptico to launch 3 new products at Chicago Midwinter
February 13, 2020 -- Portable dental equipment manufacturer Aseptico will launch three new products at the upcoming 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards 2019 finalists
December 19, 2019 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Dental Excellence Awards. Voting for the final round is now open, and it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste. 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