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Biolase, EdgeEndo root canal device gets FDA nod
January 6, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Biolase and EdgeEndo's laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device for disinfecting root canals. Read More
Is cold saline the key to less pain after root canals?
December 3, 2021 -- Using a cold saline solution as a final irrigating agent during root canal treatment may reduce patients' postoperative pain, according to a systematic review published on November 28 in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. Read More
Root canal disinfectant causes rare reaction in teen
November 3, 2021 -- A substance often used to disinfect root canals was injected incorrectly and caused an unusual cutaneous reaction in a 16-year-old girl during endodontic treatment, according to a case report published on October 31 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Getting to the root of endodontic treatment
October 13, 2021 -- The restoration of endodontically treated teeth requires a good understanding of the root canal system and use of the right tools properly at the right time, according to a Monday session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
Sonendo purchases FluidFile's assets
October 5, 2021 -- Dental technology company Sonendo has purchased all assets of FluidFile, an Israeli developer of alternative root canal treatments. Read More
New model makes it easier for AI to spot pulp cavities
September 23, 2021 -- Combining cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and micro-CT images as training data can help artificial intelligence (AI) models identify the location of teeth and pulp cavities in CBCT images, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Imaging reveals woman's molars with rare 6 or more root canals
September 1, 2021 -- Imaging helped guide the dental treatment of a woman with two molars that had at least six abnormal root canals due to taurodontism, a tooth development disorder. The case report was published on August 30 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
RCT Endodontics forms oral health nonprofit
May 11, 2021 -- RCT Endodontics of Laurel, MD, has formed Trident Save-a-Smile, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide root canal therapy and raise oral health awareness among low-income residents. Read More
Preventive dental care tied to lower Medicaid costs in NY
May 6, 2021 -- Preventive dentistry services provided more than just better health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York, according to a study published on April 21 in the Journal of Dental Research. Participants who took advantage of preventive dental care also saved the state Medicaid program money. Read More
Biolase, EdgeEndo to develop irrigation device
April 22, 2021 -- Biolase and EdgeEndo announced on April 21 at the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting that they will develop a laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device. 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