Endodontics
2018 Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
New product: DentalEZ debuts StarDental torque system
October 15, 2018 -- DentalEZ has introduced the StarDental Integrated StarETorque electric system.  Discuss
New product: Parkell launches curing light
October 15, 2018 -- Parkell has launched a new curing light with three modes of curing.  Discuss
New products: Komet USA launches 2 diamond instruments
October 9, 2018 -- Komet USA announced that it has launched two new egg-shaped diamond instruments.  Discuss
A historical perspective on handpiece sterilization
October 2, 2018 -- Handpiece sterilization may be considered a routine practice in today's dental office, but it wasn't always so. In fact, the practice of sterilization evolved rapidly in response to infectious diseases and best practices. Dr. Louis DePaola examines how handpiece sterilization recommendations have changed and the events that contributed to these developments.  Discuss
Convergent debuts new generation of Solea laser
October 2, 2018 -- Convergent Dental has introduced the next generation of its Solea laser.  Discuss
6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry
September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles.  Discuss
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
The Nuts and Bolts of Implant Dentistry
November 20
Syracuse, New York United States