2017 Dental Excellence Award winners honored
February 24, 2017 -- CHICAGO - On the exhibit floor at the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, DrBicuspid.com honored the winners of the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards.
KaVo Kerr introduces new products in U.S., Canada
February 24, 2017 -- KaVo Kerr Group has added new products to its Estetica line of dental chairs and launched a new rubber dam.
Biolase receives FDA clearance for updated laser
February 17, 2017 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Waterlase Express laser system.
Do CBCT images change endodontic treatment planning?
February 9, 2017 -- A treatment plan is based on experience and clinical and diagnostic information. But when it comes to endodontic treatment planning, especially for a difficult case, do the images from a cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan actually influence how a specialist proceeds? The results of a new study might make you consider what imaging tool you use.
New product: Komet launches ceramic cutter
February 8, 2017 -- Komet USA has launched the K251EQ.HP.060 ceramic cutter.
Sonendo acquires laser firm
February 6, 2017 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has acquired medical and dental laser therapies company PIPStek.
Is tooth location a key to endodontic restoration survival?
February 3, 2017 -- What factors are responsible for the survival of a tooth treated endodontically using a titanium post and a bonded amalgam restoration? While the remaining tooth structure is the key component, what other factors play a role? Researchers undertook a long-term evaluation that considered multiple influences.
Dentsply Sirona combines endodontic units
February 3, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced that the company's established endodontic brands will be combined into one business unit.
Which NiTi rotary instrument is best for canal shaping?
February 2, 2017 -- Major advancements have been made in nickel titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments in recent years. But which type of rotary instrumentation works best? In a study in BMC Oral Health, researchers tested three types of NiTi instruments for shaping root canals, finding one that was superior.
Komet launches new polishing wheel
February 2, 2017 -- Komet USA has launched the 9484.NM.260 abrasive buff, a nonwoven-fiber polishing wheel.
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Researchers use laser to trigger stem cells to form dentin

A multidisciplinary research team has become the first to use a low-power laser to trigger stem cells to regenerate tissue. The researchers were able to trigger dental stem cells to form dentin, and published their findings in Science Translational Medicine. Read more.