New OSHA standards, unannounced inspections may be coming
March 2, 2021 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may soon issue new infectious disease standards that include unannounced inspections at dental practices, according to a February 26 session at the virtual 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Dentists must watch for COVID-19 vaccine's side effects
March 2, 2021 -- The COVID-19 vaccine may cause side effects that dentists must be aware of, according to a letter published on February 26 in the British Dental Journal. Read More
Air Techniques debuts ventless systems at Chicago Midwinter
March 1, 2021 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Air Techniques launched a new ventless vacuum system series at the virtual Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Dental ethics show value in the time of COVID-19
February 26, 2021 -- The ethical principles that helped dentists through the 1918 flu pandemic can also guide dentists today, noted dental ethics expert Nanette Elster. Elster spoke with DrBicuspid.com about ethical decisions during COVID-19 -- a topic she's also discussing at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
How safe are aerosol-generating devices during the pandemic?
February 25, 2021 -- COVID-19 has made us rethink our norms, including the use of powered dental tools. Hygienist Karen Davis sat down with DrBicupsid.com to discuss the safety of aerosol-generating devices -- a topic she's also speaking about at the virtual 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Prometric implements patient-free dental licensing exam
February 24, 2021 -- Testing services provider Prometric has implemented the patient-free Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. Read More
Roland DGA debuts adapter for DWX-42W wet mill
February 24, 2021 -- Roland DGA's DGShape Americas has launched a six-pin adapter designed to increase the overall milling capacity of its DWX-42W wet dental mill. Read More
Md. bill pushes for faster action on dental injuries
February 23, 2021 -- Sen. Pam Beidle, a former dental assistant, has proposed a state bill that would require faster action on complaints about poor dental care. Read More
Delta Dental to offer teledentistry services to members
February 22, 2021 -- Delta Dental of California has launched new teledentistry services available through videoconferencing and smartphone applications. 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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