Endodontics
Handpieces may spread harmful microorganisms
June 20, 2017 -- Syringes, scalers, and high-speed handpieces could be spreading harmful microorganisms in your dental practice, according to the findings of a recent systematic review that evaluated where pathogenic bioaerosols come from and what risk they pose to dental staff and patients.  Discuss
New product: Ultradent adds Unicore accessory posts
June 20, 2017 -- Ultradent Products has added accessory posts to it Unicore post line.  Discuss
Which instruments are best for reducing postendo pain?
June 14, 2017 -- Do rotary or reciprocating instruments produce less pain for patients after endodontic treatment? The results of previous research have not produced a clear winner. Therefore, the authors of a new study performed a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials to provide a definitive answer.  Discuss
Are nonnarcotic analgesics effective for post-op endo pain?
June 8, 2017 -- Some patients and dental practitioners favor the use of nonnarcotic analgesics or opioid alternatives for treating postoperative endodontic pain, but studies on their effectiveness for this indication have been conflicting. However, a new review suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen are potent options.  Discuss
Endo retreatment pain similar with reciprocating, rotary systems
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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.
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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.  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
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.  Discuss
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.  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