Endodontics
Septodont launches new version of Biodentine
June 22, 2022 -- Septodont has introduced an updated version of its dentin restoration system Biodentine. Read More
Do's and don'ts for optimum oral health in later life
June 21, 2022 -- By 2030, at least 20% of the population in the U.S., Canada, and nearly all of the European countries will be over the age of 65. Dr. Lorenz Uebersax shares why now is the time to prioritize the oral health of these patients and how your practice can care for them. Read More
$3M project aims to regenerate lost tooth pulp
June 20, 2022 -- Researchers in New Jersey are developing a first-of-its-kind materials-based therapy that restores lost tooth pulp by triggering the body to regenerate it. The project, funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, would offer an alternative to conventional root canals. Read More
Journal of Endodontics ranked 6 out of 109 dentistry journals
June 17, 2022 -- The Journal of Endodontics has been ranked sixth out of 109 dentistry journals by Elsevier's CiteScore metric. Read More
Envista to acquire Osteogenics
May 19, 2022 -- Dental products company Envista Holdings has signed a deal to acquire bone grafting product developer Osteogenics Biomedical, which includes Allotech and OBI Biologics. Read More
Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low
May 13, 2022 -- May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth. Read More
Is it time to change antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines?
April 18, 2022 -- A group of dentists and physicians called for the ADA and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons to reevaluate the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental Dose: The new AHA infective endocarditis guidelines
April 15, 2022 -- Last spring, the American Heart Association (AHA) changed its guidance regarding the use of antibiotic agents to help prevent infective endocarditis following dental procedures. Tom Viola shares what you need to know on the latest episode of Dental Dose. Read More
Root canal sealer found in woman with nerve injury
April 8, 2022 -- A 27-year-old woman lost sensation in her chin and lip following root canal treatment on her mandibular molar. Months later, specialists confirmed that extrusion of the root canal sealer caused the patient's permanent anesthesia, according to a case report published April 1 in Oral Surgery. Read More
X-rays reveal man's bruxism-caused apical periodontitis
March 28, 2022 -- Dental x-rays revealed that a healthy 28-year-old man developed apical periodontitis in two teeth following an intense phase of bruxism that lasted about a year, according to a case report published on March 24 in BMC Oral Health. 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
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
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October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States