Endo retreatment pain similar with reciprocating, rotary systems
May 22, 2017 -- When endodontic retreatment is needed, is using a reciprocating or rotary instrumentation system a better option? Research has produced conflicting results, depending upon the factors studied. To learn more, a new randomized clinical trial examined how the use of these instruments for retreatment affects postoperative pain.
NIDCR awards LSU $2.5M to develop improved restorations
May 8, 2017 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Dentistry a five-year, $2.5 million grant to develop stronger, longer-lasting dental filling materials with antibacterial properties that inhibit biofilm formation.
AAE releases new patient video
May 8, 2017 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has released a new video for patients to mark Root Canal Awareness Week, May 7-13.
New products: Komet adds course-grit diamonds
May 4, 2017 -- Komet USA has added to its ZR Diamonds line with two new course-grit diamonds designed for gross contouring ceramic restorations, including zirconium dioxide.
Young Innovations acquires American Eagle Instruments
May 3, 2017 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired American Eagle Instruments.
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2017 in Anaheim: Part 1
May 1, 2017 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2017 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many products being featured in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of endodontic, hygiene, and imaging products on display. Look for part two on Tuesday.
Which material kills the most biofilms in root canal systems?
April 24, 2017 -- The buildup of biofilms can delay the healing process in a root canal system. Killing these biofilms often requires treatment beyond irrigation and instrumentation. In a new study, researchers tested five endodontic filling materials and found that two were more effective at killing biofilms than the others.
April 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
April 14, 2017 -- In March and April, companies have introduced new products ranging from an endodontics chair to new toothpastes and more. Here is our monthly roundup of new products from companies such as Philips Sonicare, Sanofi, Boyd Industries, and others.
New product: Boyd launches endodontic chair
April 13, 2017 -- Boyd Industries has launched the M3100LC, a new chair designed specifically for endodontic procedures.
Facts in the past, present, and future
March 30, 2017 -- While "facts" may be a contentious term these days, shouldn't their status be clear in clinical practice? Dr. Alvin Danenberg sees some worrisome practices among practitioners who remain stuck in the past when treating patients, rather than embracing updated research.
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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.

Conferences
Dental Implants Alaskan Cruise
June 3-10
Seattle, Washington United States
Game Changers in Pediatric Dentistry
September 8-9
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting
March 1-3, 2018
Los Angeles, California United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada