Summer 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
September 15, 2017 -- During summer 2017, new products ranging from accessory posts to composites and amalgam separators were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Kulzer, Komet USA, Cosmedent, and other companies.  Discuss
Rotary better than manual instruments for endo retreatment
September 14, 2017 -- Researchers tested two rotary instruments and one manual file side by side to see which was able to remove the most residual filling material after failed endodontic therapy. The comparison resulted in a striking clinical preference.  Discuss
New-product highlights from CDA Presents 2017
September 1, 2017 -- Among the many products that debuted at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting were a new intraoral scanner from Planmeca, an airway imaging module from Carestream Dental, and an innovative virtual reality system from Komet USA. DrBicuspid.com gives you a look at some of the new products from the meeting.  Discuss
What is your patient's mouth worth?
August 16, 2017 -- Your patients may take for granted that they can eat almost anything they want and enjoy the taste and chewing satisfaction of the food. Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg wonders if patients would take better care of their oral health if a value and a cost were assigned.  Discuss
QuickSplint gets CE Mark
July 31, 2017 -- Orofacial Therapeutics' QuickSplint oral appliance has received the CE Mark, allowing the company to market the product in Europe.  Discuss
Bioengineers develop novel strategy for pulp regeneration
June 29, 2017 -- Root canals can rob teeth of their natural biological response when infected tissue is replaced with synthetic biomaterials. To combat this problem, researchers have developed a method -- inspired by 3D printing technology -- for engineering prevascularized dental pulp that could be used in root canals of the future.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from spring 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the ADA creating a new licensing exam, followed by our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations in the U.S.  Discuss
Case reports: Treatment options for compromised or missing teeth
June 27, 2017 -- For patients with compromised or missing teeth, more than one treatment is often available. Dental implants have become routine in dental practice, but not every patient is a candidate for them. The dentist and patient must weigh the benefits of competing options to determine the best treatment. Dr. Harold Berk and Frederick Berk illustrate two cases in which different treatment options were used.  Discuss
Getting to the root of dentinal defects
June 23, 2017 -- 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.  Discuss
U.S. appeals court upholds decision for AAID over Texas board
June 21, 2017 -- A U.S. appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners' rule on dental specialist advertising is unconstitutional.  Discuss
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.

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Implant Basics 101
October 27-28
Overland Park, Kansas United States
Glidewell Dental Symposium 2017
November 17
Dallas, Texas United States