Endodontics
Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low
May 13, 2022 -- May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth. Read More
Woman develops air in skull after debridement procedure
May 6, 2022 -- A 62-year-old woman developed a life-threatening presence of air within her skull when a dental clinic used an air-polishing device to perform submucosal debridement to treat her peri-implantitis lesion, according to a case report published May 3 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
X-Nav's surgical software for endodontics gets FDA nod
April 27, 2022 -- X-Nav Technologies has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) to expand use of its surgical navigation system for endodontic procedures. Read More
Is it time to change antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines?
April 18, 2022 -- A group of dentists and physicians called for the ADA and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons to reevaluate the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental Dose: The new AHA infective endocarditis guidelines
April 15, 2022 -- Last spring, the American Heart Association (AHA) changed its guidance regarding the use of antibiotic agents to help prevent infective endocarditis following dental procedures. Tom Viola shares what you need to know on the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
Root canal sealer found in woman with nerve injury
April 8, 2022 -- A 27-year-old woman lost sensation in her chin and lip following root canal treatment on her mandibular molar. Months later, specialists confirmed that extrusion of the root canal sealer caused the patient's permanent anesthesia, according to a case report published April 1 in Oral Surgery. Read More
X-rays reveal man's bruxism-caused apical periodontitis
March 28, 2022 -- Dental x-rays revealed that a healthy 28-year-old man developed apical periodontitis in two teeth following an intense phase of bruxism that lasted about a year, according to a case report published on March 24 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Oral surgeons successfully transplant molar to infected site
March 8, 2022 -- Oral surgeons from Syria opted to transplant a molar instead of placing an implant in a 24-year-old female with signs of infection. Two years after the procedure, the transplanted molar had vitality and was in good periodontal and functional health, according to a case report published on March 2 in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Read More
Midmark and Bien-Air combine tech under partnership
February 24, 2022 -- Midmark and Bien-Air Dental have formed a strategic partnership to integrate Bien-Air's latest electric handpiece devices into Midmark's dental delivery equipment. Read More
Komet USA touts 2022 Chicago Midwinter show specials
February 24, 2022 -- Komet USA is touting specials it is offering at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter show, which is being held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place West Building. Read More
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.

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June 23-25
Kissimmee, Florida United States
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September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
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October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States