Endodontics
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from spring 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the ADA creating a new licensing exam, followed by our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations in the U.S.  Discuss
Case reports: Treatment options for compromised or missing teeth
June 27, 2017 -- For patients with compromised or missing teeth, more than one treatment is often available. Dental implants have become routine in dental practice, but not every patient is a candidate for them. The dentist and patient must weigh the benefits of competing options to determine the best treatment. Dr. Harold Berk and Frederick Berk illustrate two cases in which different treatment options were used.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Winter 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
March 10, 2017 -- Since the end of January, companies have introduced new products ranging from double-sided diamond disks to a smartwatch app, and more. Here is our roundup of new products from companies such as Henry Schein, Komet USA, Kerr, and others.  Discuss
New product: Kerr launches irrigation system
January 30, 2017 -- Kerr Endodontics has launched its new Endovac Pure irrigation system.  Discuss
Biomarkers show promise for pulpitis diagnosis
December 21, 2016 -- The use of pulpal biomarkers may be instrumental in developing a more accurate and biologically based diagnostic tool in endodontics, according to a new study on the presence of these biomarkers in pulpitis. However, before that can happen, biomarkers that reliably correlate with pulpal inflammation must be identified, and sample collection and analysis must be improved, the authors noted.  Discuss
Sonendo gets $35M in equity financing
December 13, 2016 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has received $35 million in equity financing.  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.

Conferences
NuSmile Summit 2018
January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida 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
The Attachment Dentistry Ultimate Course Hawaiian Islands Cruise
October 20-27, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2019
Washington, D.C. United States