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Imaging helps cure eye cellulitis caused by dental abscess
April 20, 2021 -- Imaging helped lead to the diagnosis and treatment of a 2-year-old girl who developed the life-threatening condition orbital cellulitis due to a dental abscess. The details were published on April 9 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
Parkell unveils pulp vitality tester
April 20, 2021 -- Parkell has introduced Digitest 3, a pulp vitality tester designed to help dentists identify the cause of a patient's discomfort in tricky cases. Read More
Komet USA unveils single-use sterile instruments
April 13, 2021 -- Komet USA said it has added hundreds of disposable sterile diamonds and carbides to its product line. Read More
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month
April 1, 2021 -- April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with DrBicuspid.com about the occasion. Read More
Biolase debuts pilot program for Einstein endo residents
March 31, 2021 -- Biolase has announced a pilot program to train endodontic residents at Einstein Healthcare Network to use Waterlase dental lasers. Read More
Cure for tooth sensitivity, pain may be on the horizon
March 29, 2021 -- Scientists have identified a protein in tooth cells that helps detect cold, possibly paving the way for new treatments for tooth sensitivity and pain, according to a study published on March 26 in Science Advances. Read More
Study: Antibiotic use after tooth extraction has increased
March 29, 2021 -- The use of antibiotics after tooth extraction has increased over the past 17 years in South Korea, according to a study published on March 24 in the International Dental Journal. 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.

Conferences
Academy of Laser Dentistry 2023 Annual Meeting
April 21-22
Dallas, Texas United States