How to avoid endodontic pitfalls -- a road map to success
January 12, 2021 -- Endodontic procedures don't have to be worrisome. They can not only be rewarding but also become a profit center to build your practice, writes Dr. Allen Deutsch. In this article, he navigates readers around potential issues with root canal treatments and guides them down the road to greater success with endodontic procedures.  Discuss
Sonendo launches GentleWave charitable initiative
December 17, 2020 -- Dental technology firm Sonendo is celebrating the milestone of more than 500,000 patients treated with its GentleWave system with the launch of a charitable initiative called the 500K Club.
What were the 5 most-read endodontics stories of 2020?
December 16, 2020 -- Every year, DrBicuspid.com gets to the root of every story that is affecting the endodontics sector. From repairing an elephant's injured tusk to removing a rotary file that became stuck in a patient's tooth, we brought you the most up-to-date news happening in 2020.  Discuss
Sonendo announces treatment milestone
December 8, 2020 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo said that its GentleWave system has been used to treat more than 500,000 patients.
Biolase announces launch of Waterlase Endo Academy
November 23, 2020 -- Biolase has launched the Waterlase Endo Academy, which is dedicated to improving patient outcomes and profitability with new technology. The academy is open to all Waterlase endodontists and was created to foster peer-led learning, best practice sharing, and optimal integration of Waterlase technology, the firm said.
How can CBCT improve endodontic treatments for patients?
September 30, 2020 -- Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) clearly maps the neurovascular canals and the anatomic variants of patients' upper and lower jaws, facilitating the safe performance of endodontic treatments, according to a case series published on September 15 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
CBCT reveals 1st reported case of premolar with 5 canals
September 29, 2020 -- A cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan helped identify a fifth canal in the first premolar of a man who was undergoing a root canal. This is the first reported case of a fifth canal in this type of tooth, according to a case report published on September 10 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona offers presterile rotary file packs
September 2, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona is now offering presterilized blister packs of its ProTaper Gold rotary endodontic files.
DCI Edge, NSK team up on new integration solution
August 18, 2020 -- DCI Edge and NSK have joined forces to develop an integrated electric motor system that will be built into all DCI Edge delivery systems.
Case report: Prepping teeth with no water spray or aerosols
July 29, 2020 -- With so much talk surrounding COVID-19 and aerosols in the dental practice, Dr. Joe Blaes did some research and discovered a way to prep teeth that not only minimizes aerosols but also reduces the need for an air water syringe in the operatory. He shares his thoughts in this article.  Discuss
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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.