Endodontics
1st day highlights from Chicago Midwinter 2019
February 22, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. with almost 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attending. DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day of the meeting, covering new products, the presentation of three Dental Excellence Awards, practice management content, and more.  Discuss
Komet partners with Bien Air
February 21, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Komet USA has announced a partnership with Bien-Air at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2019: Part 2
February 20, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showcasing their products. Here is the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products, including imaging, practice management, and restorative products and services.  Discuss
Can an intranasal NSAID offer relief for endodontic pain?
February 20, 2019 -- Which pain reliever do you prescribe for patients experiencing pain from their untreated endodontic symptoms? A new study compared the intranasal form of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ketorolac with a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen to see which is more effective.  Discuss
New product: Microcopy debuts carbide bur
February 11, 2019 -- Microcopy has introduced the new NeoBurr 3302 carbide bur.
Which technologies are best for removing filling material?
January 28, 2019 -- No shaping file system completely removes root canal filling material during retreatment, but ultrasonic irrigation and other treatments may help remove additional material. To determine the best devices for this task, researchers compared retreatment with two shaping file systems and two irrigation devices to discover which removed more material.  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.