Endodontics
AAE18: Dentist age influences comfort with performing root canals
April 27, 2018 -- Two new studies examined general dentists' comfort with performing endodontic procedures and what factors affected treatment completion time and rates. Researchers presented their practice management findings on April 26 at the 2018 American Association of Endodontists (AAE18) annual meeting in Denver.  Discuss
New product: Ultradent launches canal preparation solution
April 24, 2018 -- Ultradent Products has introduced a new root canal preparation solution.  Discuss
The future is now: Part 2 -- VR in the dental clinic
April 23, 2018 -- The dental clinic may be the perfect place to test two of the greatest, therapeutic capabilities of virtual reality (VR): the ability to reduce pain and mitigate fear. Find out how one dentist is using VR headsets in his clinic to transform the traditional dentist visit.  Discuss
The future is now: Part 1 -- VR is poised to revolutionize dentistry
April 20, 2018 -- Ready dentist one? Virtual reality (VR) is poised to change the way dentists learn, practice, and interact with patients. See how this technology is taking hold in schools and clinic -- it may change the dental clinic experience sooner than you think.  Discuss
New product: Brasseler launches carbide burs line
April 17, 2018 -- Dental and surgical instrument manufacturer Brasseler USA has launched a new line of operative carbide burs.  Discuss
Komet expands abrasives line
April 16, 2018 -- Komet USA has added three yellow grinders to its line of DCB (diamonds with ceramic bond) abrasives.  Discuss
New data break down dentist stats by state, specialty
April 10, 2018 -- General dentists are once again the most common type of dentists, according to newly published data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The data break down dentist statistics by gender, specialty, and state.  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.