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Woman develops air in skull after debridement procedure
May 6, 2022 -- A 62-year-old woman developed a life-threatening presence of air within her skull when a dental clinic used an air-polishing device to perform submucosal debridement to treat her peri-implantitis lesion, according to a case report published May 3 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
X-Nav's surgical software for endodontics gets FDA nod
April 27, 2022 -- X-Nav Technologies has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) to expand use of its surgical navigation system for endodontic procedures. Read More
Midmark and Bien-Air combine tech under partnership
February 24, 2022 -- Midmark and Bien-Air Dental have formed a strategic partnership to integrate Bien-Air's latest electric handpiece devices into Midmark's dental delivery equipment. Read More
Komet USA touts 2022 Chicago Midwinter show specials
February 24, 2022 -- Komet USA is touting specials it is offering at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter show, which is being held February 24-26 at the McCormick Place West Building. Read More
Splatter may be on eyewear even if dental teams don't see it
February 22, 2022 -- Blood and saliva droplets that are invisible to the naked eye can be found on protective eyewear worn by dental professionals after treating patients, according to a study published online February 14 in Clinical Oral Investigations. Read More
Bien-Air to launch new handpiece
February 9, 2022 -- Bien-Air Dental plans to launch Nova, a new contra-angle handpiece, at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which will be held February 24-26. Read More
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
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.