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Resilon bests gutta-percha at preventing root fractures
July 5, 2018 -- A commercially available obturation material may better at preventing vertical root fractures than gutta-percha, according to a new systematic review that looked at vertical root fracture incidence in more than 650 roots.  Discuss
Young Innovations acquires handpiece manufacturer
July 2, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations announced it has acquired Johnson-Promident.  Discuss
Does tooth orientation impact CBCT root fracture detection?
June 27, 2018 -- Detecting vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth is difficult, no matter the filling material used. A new study investigated whether a tooth's orientation in relation to the x-ray projection plane alters a practitioner's ability to detect these fractures with cone-beam CT (CBCT).  Discuss
New product: Acteon launches ultrasonic device for extractions
June 27, 2018 -- Acteon North America has debuted the Piezotome Cube, an ultrasonic device designed for tooth extractions and other bone surgeries.  Discuss
Coltene to acquire SciCan and Micro-Mega
June 26, 2018 -- Coltene has announced plans to acquire SciCan, a provider of infection-control products, and French dental instrument manufacturer Micro-Mega.  Discuss
Which endo file is best for reducing post-op pain?
June 22, 2018 -- Not all endodontic files are equal when it comes to reducing pain after root canal treatment. A new study found that patients reported less pain after being treated by one self-adjusting file.  Discuss
New CE courses focus on handpiece sterilization, insurance
June 18, 2018 -- Two new continuing education (CE) courses are now available from DrBicuspid.com. One course focuses on dental handpiece sterilization and the second on insurance independence and reimbursement.  Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
New product: Brasseler launches titanium handpiece
June 5, 2018 -- Dental and surgical instrument manufacturer Brasseler USA has launched its new NLXK high-speed air titanium handpiece.  Discuss
China product tariffs to be announced June 15
May 30, 2018 -- The dental industry will know on June 15 if key products and materials imported from China will have a 25% tariff imposed by the U.S. government.
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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