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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
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
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.  Discuss
New product: Boyd launches endodontic chair
April 13, 2017 -- Boyd Industries has launched the M3100LC, a new chair designed specifically for endodontic procedures.  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
Product highlights from IDS 2017: Part 2
March 28, 2017 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry attended the 2017 International Dental Show (IDS) and saw a number of new technologies at the meeting. The second part of his exclusive roundup of new products on display features cosmetic, endodontic, imaging, and restorative products.  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
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting
March 1-3
Los Angeles, California United States
Day-to-Day Direct Composite Resins
March 22-24
Chicago, Illinois United States