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Study tests imaging modalities' accuracy on root canal anatomy
May 15, 2019 -- Correctly identifying the anatomy of a root canal is crucial for successful endodontic therapy. Researchers tested cone-beam CT and periapical radiography to see if either was more accurate than microcomputed tomography. They reported that practitioners should be aware of each modality's limitations.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
Can MRI compete with CBCT to identify tooth fractures?
May 10, 2019 -- While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used for injuries of the knee and other body parts, researchers wanted to see if recent improvements in the modality meant it could be used to identify root cracks and fractures in teeth. They compared it with cone-beam CT (CBCT) to find out.  Discuss
New products: KaVo Kerr debuts 2 endodontic products
May 10, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has introduced a rotary glide path file and an endodontic motor.
New product: Microcopy adds pediatric diamond burs
May 1, 2019 -- Microcopy has added six new pediatric diamond burs to its NeoDiamond line.
New research focuses on endo pain relief issues
April 12, 2019 -- New research on pain control and management for patients was presented on April 11 at the 2019 American Association of Endodontists annual meeting in Montreal. The presentations included research on the use of photodynamic therapy, persistent pain after root end surgery, and the link between depression and postoperative pain.  Discuss
Komet adds to abrasives line
April 8, 2019 -- Komet USA has added four new instrument configurations to its line of coarse, yellow DCB (diamond with ceramic bond) abrasives.
New products: Komet launches polishing wheel
April 8, 2019 -- Komet USA has introduced a new, diamond-interspersed polishing wheel for all-ceramic restorations.
Dentsply Sirona CEO looks to build on innovation
March 1, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona CEO Donald M. Casey Jr. is excited about continuing to change the company's culture to focus on the needs of dental practices. In an exclusive interview with DrBicuspid.com, Casey talks about innovation, putting the customer at the center of what the company is doing, and the rise of younger dentists.  Discuss
See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter 2019
February 26, 2019 -- DrBicuspid.com presented the Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.  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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