Endodontics
Komet USA unveils single-use sterile instruments
April 13, 2021 -- Komet USA said it has added hundreds of disposable sterile diamonds and carbides to its product line. Read More
Second Opinion: I'm concerned about the spread of COVID-19
March 16, 2021 -- Dental offices have never dealt with an infectious disease quite like COVID-19. In this open letter, one registered dental hygienist shares her concerns about the disease's effect on communities, dental health professionals, and patients. Read More
DentalEZ introduces hands-free aid to help clear aerosols
March 5, 2021 -- DentalEZ has introduced a high-volume evacuator holder that it said will help clear microscopic droplets during aerosol-generating procedures without the need for supplemental staff. Read More
How safe are aerosol-generating devices during the pandemic?
February 25, 2021 -- COVID-19 has made us rethink our norms, including the use of powered dental tools. Hygienist Karen Davis sat down with DrBicupsid.com to discuss the safety of aerosol-generating devices -- a topic she's also speaking about at the virtual 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
Air Techniques to host aerosol reduction course at Chicago Midwinter
February 18, 2021 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Air Techniques will host an aerosol reduction course at the upcoming Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter meeting from February 25 to 27. Read More
Envista extends contract with Heartland Dental
February 16, 2021 -- Envista Holdings has inked a four-year contract extension with dental service organization Heartland Dental. Read More
DCI Edge, NSK team up on new integration solution
August 18, 2020 -- DCI Edge and NSK have joined forces to develop an integrated electric motor system that will be built into all DCI Edge delivery systems. Read More
Case report: Prepping teeth with no water spray or aerosols
July 29, 2020 -- With so much talk surrounding COVID-19 and aerosols in the dental practice, Dr. Joe Blaes did some research and discovered a way to prep teeth that not only minimizes aerosols but also reduces the need for an air water syringe in the operatory. He shares his thoughts in this article. Read More
Simple method used to pull NiTi rotary file stuck in man's tooth
March 13, 2020 -- Clinicians successfully removed a 16-mm fragment of a nickel-titanium (NiTi) endodontic instrument that became stuck in a man's tooth during a root canal by using a simple rather than a professional extraction method, according to a new case report. 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
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
September 27 - October 2
Nashville, Tennessee United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States