Endodontics
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
AAE kicks off Save Your Tooth Month
May 7, 2020 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) officially launched its annual Save Your Tooth Month celebration on May 1 with some modifications.
AAE elects new president
May 4, 2020 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has elected Alan Gluskin, DDS, as its new president.
Solving the mystery of tooth pain from afar
April 23, 2020 -- Showing how working together from afar can happen in today’s COVID-19 environment, Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses a recent case where a patient found him over the internet and they worked together to solve the source of the patient's pain and inflammation.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Calif. postpones fee reductions
April 6, 2020 -- Delta Dental of California has postponed planned fee reductions until January 2021, California Dental Association President Dr. Richard Nagy said in a letter issued April 4.
Elephant gets root canal to alleviate tusk ache
March 20, 2020 -- An elephant in India has undergone a root canal to relieve pain from a longtime tusk injury. The elephant had 0.5 kg of flesh that grew within the fractured tooth removed prior to the procedure, according to news reports.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Endodontic trends to watch this decade
February 20, 2020 -- During the recent Seattle Study Club Symposium, nationally known lecturer Dr. Diwakar Kinra shared his thoughts on which trends will be important in endodontics in this decade.  Discuss
Kuraray launches new restoration cleaner
February 20, 2020 -- Kuraray Noritake has launched the Katana universal cleaner for tooth surfaces and structures.
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.
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.