Endodontics
DirectaDentalGroup partners with Style Italiano
March 15, 2021 -- Dental materials manufacturer DirectaDentalGroup announced it is the newest Style Italiano partner. Read More
Kulzer debuts HVE tool for smaller arches
March 10, 2021 -- Kulzer has launched Ivory ReLeaf Minis, a high-volume evacuation (HVE) tool that can be used to treat patients with smaller arches, such as children. Read More
95% of opioid prescriptions are for 5 dental procedures
March 5, 2021 -- Dentists wrote about 2.7 million opioid prescriptions to patients during a five-year period, according to a study published on February 23 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. About 95% of these prescriptions were written for five dental procedures. Read More
Searches for toothaches up during COVID-19 lockdown
March 5, 2021 -- The COVID-19 lockdown increased online searches for toothaches in Iran, according to a study published on February 15 in BMC Oral Health. Pain is seen as one of the biggest dental complaints around the world. Read More
DentalEZ introduces hands-free aid to help clear aerosols
March 5, 2021 -- DentalEZ has introduced a high-volume evacuator holder that it said will help clear microscopic droplets during aerosol-generating procedures without the need for supplemental staff. Read More
No one-size-fits-all solution for antibiotic resistance
March 4, 2021 -- There is no one-size-fits-all solution to tackling antibiotic resistance, according to a commentary published in the International Dental Journal. Instead, a variety of approaches are needed to craft tailor-made solutions for locally relevant factors that drive the unnecessary use of dental antibiotics. Read More
What are the risks of counterfeit or DIY dental materials?
March 3, 2021 -- A Washington dentist elected not to follow the standard of care with endodontic cold vitality testing for patients. He allegedly swapped an approved refrigerant with an off-label product used to dust off computer keyboards. In this column, Dr. Michael W. Davis warns dentists not to make the same mistake. Read More
Patterson's dental sales spike in fiscal Q3
March 3, 2021 -- Patterson Companies reported higher sales in its dental segment for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021. Read More
State of U.S. oral health: 4 dental trends to watch
March 2, 2021 -- The U.S. spent $135 billion on dental services in 2018, according to a March 2 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the health status of the nation. The whopping sum was just one of several dental trends outlined in the report. Read More
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
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
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
September 27 - October 2
Nashville, Tennessee United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States