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New device may quickly, cheaply sterilize dental instruments
January 5, 2022 -- A radical vapor reactor, which eliminates germs by producing high levels of reactive oxygen species, may offer a quick, low-cost way to sterilize dental instruments, according to findings published in the February issue of Process Biochemistry. Read More
Local exhaust ventilation can control aerosols, droplets
November 29, 2021 -- Dental procedures produce aerosols and droplets that can spread infectious disease. Local exhaust ventilation, however, can be used to control the aerosols, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
Henry Schein webinar to cover hygiene handpiece repairs
November 18, 2021 -- The Henry Schein Dental Academy is offering a webinar based on lessons experts have learned from more than 5,000 hygiene handpiece and scaler repairs. Read More
GerdentUSA highlights dental elevators
November 16, 2021 -- GerdentUSA is highlighting the features of its dental elevators for periodontal surgeries involving tooth removal. Read More
Vista Apex acquires Impact Air 45 manufacturer
October 8, 2021 -- Vista Apex has acquired Palisades Dental, maker of the surgical handpiece Impact Air 45, a high-speed device for the efficient removal of teeth. Read More
New surgical method removes broken dental instrument
September 13, 2021 -- Clinicians used a new surgical technique to remove a separated endodontic instrument stuck about 2 mm below the tip of a patient's tooth root in a case published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Dental drill used to create chandelier of vaccine vials
September 10, 2021 -- A dental drill contributed to the creation of a chandelier made up of used Moderna vaccine vials, according to an article from the New York Post. Read More
What's on my chair for posterior CAD/CAM restorations
August 17, 2021 -- What's on My Chair is a new series on DrBicuspid.com in which dental professionals share the tools and techniques they use for specific types of procedures and cases. In the first episode, digital dentistry expert Dr. Steven Gold shares how he prepares and places posterior CAD/CAM restorations. Read More
Needle sticks, burs cause most dental school injuries
July 22, 2021 -- Needle sticks and uncovered burs are responsible for most dental school injuries, according to research presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Water from scalers largely fails to meet U.S. standards
July 22, 2021 -- The output water from ultrasonic scalers at a dental school largely failed to meet U.S. potable water standards in recent testing. The research was presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. 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
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Annual Meeting
February 24-26
San Diego, California United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in Anaheim
May 12-14
Anaheim, California United States