Endodontics
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
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
Parkell unveils pulp vitality tester
April 20, 2021 -- Parkell has introduced Digitest 3, a pulp vitality tester designed to help dentists identify the cause of a patient's discomfort in tricky cases. Read More
Biolase debuts pilot program for Einstein endo residents
March 31, 2021 -- Biolase has announced a pilot program to train endodontic residents at Einstein Healthcare Network to use Waterlase dental lasers. Read More
What are the risks of counterfeit or DIY dental materials?
March 3, 2021 -- A Washington dentist elected not to follow the standard of care with endodontic cold vitality testing for patients. He allegedly swapped an approved refrigerant with an off-label product used to dust off computer keyboards. In this column, Dr. Michael W. Davis warns dentists not to make the same mistake. Read More
Purdue Pharma releases new antiseptic oral rinse
February 17, 2021 -- Purdue Pharma's Avrio Health subsidiary has launched a Betadine oral antiseptic preprocedural rinse. Read More
How to avoid endodontic pitfalls -- a road map to success
January 12, 2021 -- Endodontic procedures don't have to be worrisome. They can not only be rewarding but also become a profit center to build your practice, writes Dr. Allen Deutsch. In this article, he navigates readers around potential issues with root canal treatments and guides them down the road to greater success with endodontic procedures. Read More
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. Read More
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. 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