Endodontics
Biolase debuts pilot program for Einstein endo residents
March 31, 2021 -- Biolase has announced a pilot program to train endodontic residents at Einstein Healthcare Network to use Waterlase dental lasers. Read More
What are the risks of counterfeit or DIY dental materials?
March 3, 2021 -- A Washington dentist elected not to follow the standard of care with endodontic cold vitality testing for patients. He allegedly swapped an approved refrigerant with an off-label product used to dust off computer keyboards. In this column, Dr. Michael W. Davis warns dentists not to make the same mistake. Read More
Purdue Pharma releases new antiseptic oral rinse
February 17, 2021 -- Purdue Pharma's Avrio Health subsidiary has launched a Betadine oral antiseptic preprocedural rinse. Read More
How to avoid endodontic pitfalls -- a road map to success
January 12, 2021 -- Endodontic procedures don't have to be worrisome. They can not only be rewarding but also become a profit center to build your practice, writes Dr. Allen Deutsch. In this article, he navigates readers around potential issues with root canal treatments and guides them down the road to greater success with endodontic procedures. Read More
CBCT reveals 1st reported case of premolar with 5 canals
September 29, 2020 -- A cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan helped identify a fifth canal in the first premolar of a man who was undergoing a root canal. This is the first reported case of a fifth canal in this type of tooth, according to a case report published on September 10 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Dentsply Sirona, AADR honor students with 2020 SCADA awards
June 9, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have announced the 2020 winners of the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA) awards. Read More
Solving the mystery of tooth pain from afar
April 23, 2020 -- Showing how working together from afar can happen in today’s COVID-19 environment, Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses a recent case where a patient found him over the internet and they worked together to solve the source of the patient's pain and inflammation. Read More
Elephant gets root canal to alleviate tusk ache
March 20, 2020 -- An elephant in India has undergone a root canal to relieve pain from a longtime tusk injury. The elephant had 0.5 kg of flesh that grew within the fractured tooth removed prior to the procedure, according to news reports. Read More
Misinformation about root canals still lives on social media
November 19, 2019 -- A film that revived junk science, claiming root canals cause serious illnesses like cancer, was removed from streaming platforms this past spring after backlash from the dental community, but it continues to live on social media, according to Poynter Institute's nonprofit project PolitiFact. Read More
Is a root canal scarier than spiders?
October 30, 2019 -- How much do you fear a root canal? A majority of adults are more afraid of this procedure than spiders, according to the results of a new survey from the American Association of Endodontists. 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