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Sonendo rebrands, launches new website
January 18, 2023 -- Sonendo has launched a new brand campaign and website that reflects its commitment to investing in endodontics and providing technology that improves patient care. Read More
Suit dismissed against dental patient who wrote bad reviews
January 5, 2023 -- An appeals court in Colorado recently dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against a dental patient who wrote negative online reviews about the root canal therapy she received from an endodontist, according to court records. Read More
JADA study: Stop prescribing antibiotics to some patients
December 12, 2022 -- Clinicians may want to stop prescribing antibiotics to patients with prosthetic joints before they undergo invasive dental procedures, because they don't cut the risk of developing infections, according to a study published on December 2 in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Read More
Endodontic DSO secures $100M in financing to grow
December 9, 2022 -- Endodontic Practice Partners, a specialty dental service organization (DSO) for endodontists, secured $100 million in debt financing to continue its expansion. Read More
Insurance claim trends in pediatric pulpal therapy
November 17, 2022 -- The percentage of children undergoing pulpotomies and pulpectomies decreased from 2010 to 2020, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The decline may indicate teaching changes in pulpal therapy guidelines. Read More
The not-so-scary truth about root canals
November 8, 2022 -- A root canal infection can be disruptive to a patient's life, yet many prolong treatment due to concerns about discomfort and downtime. Sonendo CEO Bjarne Bergheim demystifies two misconceptions people have about root canal procedures. Read More
Read with caution: DrBicuspid's 5 scariest case reports
October 31, 2022 -- Ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night may be what you think about on Halloween, but the biggest scares may happen right in your own dental practice. In the spirit of the holiday, DrBicuspid.com revisits the scariest case reports of 2022. Read More
Sonendo launches updated GentleWave system
October 21, 2022 -- Digital technology company Sonendo has released an updated version of the GentleWave G4 system. Read More
What people would do to avoid a root canal
October 18, 2022 -- Patients report they would go to surprising lengths to avoid a root canal procedure, including temporarily giving up social media or letting clinicians get a look at their large intestines, according to a survey conducted by dental technology company Sonendo. Read More
Legal Case: Down the hatch!
September 27, 2022 -- Dr. H., a pediatric dentist, saw a 13-year-old, long-standing patient who needed endodontic treatment on his upper left central incisor. During the procedure, the patient became agitated, and the dentist dropped her file. A trip to the hospital and legal action against the dentist followed. 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.