Do patients with prosthetics need antibiotic prophylaxis?
January 31, 2022 -- Dental professionals may want to reconsider the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with prosthetic joints. The findings of a new study in JAMA Network Open refute the recommendation for patients with prosthetic joints undergoing invasive dental procedures. Read More
Penn Dental Medicine offers new advanced dental program
January 27, 2022 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) has launched a hybrid master's program: Master of Advanced Dental Studies. Read More
Social isolation hastens tooth loss in older adults
January 24, 2022 -- Social isolation was associated with fewer remaining teeth and accelerated tooth loss among older adults in China in a study published on January 17 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Read More
Blindness case prompts call to delay oral surgery after COVID-19
January 12, 2022 -- A recent case report detailed an incident in which a man went blind after a tooth extraction. The experience led the authors to call for delaying minor dental surgeries such as tooth extractions for patients with diabetes who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Read More
CBCT may alter dental trauma treatment decisions
January 10, 2022 -- Reviewing cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans may influence how endodontists approach treatment decisions in dental trauma cases, according to a study published on January 6 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Biolase, EdgeEndo root canal device gets FDA nod
January 6, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Biolase and EdgeEndo's laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device for disinfecting root canals. Read More
New device may quickly, cheaply sterilize dental instruments
January 5, 2022 -- A radical vapor reactor, which eliminates germs by producing high levels of reactive oxygen species, may offer a quick, low-cost way to sterilize dental instruments, according to findings published in the February issue of Process Biochemistry. Read More
Ultradent donates to Ky. tornado relief
January 5, 2022 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has donated 10% of all domestic sales from December 16 to tornado relief efforts in Kentucky. Read More
SmartPractice to acquire Save-A-Tooth
January 5, 2022 -- Global health product manufacturer and distributor SmartPractice said it will acquire rights to sell the Save-A-Tooth product line from Phoenix-Lazarus. Read More
Clinicians often misdiagnose an aggressive tooth lesion
December 21, 2021 -- Lesions appearing on radiographs with gum swelling are often misdiagnosed as lateral periodontal cysts instead of odontogenic keratocysts, which are more aggressive. The study findings were published on December 16 in the Journal of Endodontics. 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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