Endodontics
Hu-Friedy adds new line of forceps
September 3, 2019 -- Hu-Friedy has released its new line of forceps for atraumatic tooth extraction.
Komet partners with UNC to develop new dental tools
August 30, 2019 -- Komet USA and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry have signed a research agreement with the goal of developing dental rotary products that improve patient experiences.
AZ endodontist under review for online feud with patient
August 27, 2019 -- The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners is reviewing whether a Phoenix endodontist violated professional standards and a patient's privacy by responding to a negative Yelp review.
Review focuses on avoiding discoloration after regeneration
August 16, 2019 -- Regenerative endodontic procedures such as root canal revitalization can be successful, but tooth discoloration caused by the materials used may occur. Researchers reviewed the literature to see which materials could cause tooth discoloration and how to successfully avoid this issue.  Discuss
Study compares imaging modalities for microcrack detection
August 9, 2019 -- When trying to locate microcracks on root dentin after root canal prep, is microcomputed tomography or cone-beam CT a more effective imaging modality? Researchers scanned 30 molars to find out.  Discuss
Virtual reality may help treat dental fear
August 7, 2019 -- Virtual reality (VR) may help patients with severe dental fear or dental phobia. Exposure to a virtual dentist and clinic can reduce dental anxiety and lead to treatment completion, according to a new study.  Discuss
Metals top list of common allergens at the dental office
August 2, 2019 -- Which dental materials are responsible for the most contact allergies? Researchers looked at patient data and found metals topped the list, but other common culprits included composites and cosmetic materials.  Discuss
Study: Practitioners underrate patients' dental anxiety
July 23, 2019 -- How good are you at telling if a patient has dental anxiety? Maybe not as good as you think, as a new study found that dental practitioners rated poorly in their ability to determine a patient's dental anxiety.  Discuss
KaVo Kerr launches handpiece repair service
July 23, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has launched the KaVo Care handpiece repair service.
Can autofluorescence find bacterial contamination in root fractures?
July 17, 2019 -- When looking for root fractures, conventional scanning methods may miss crucial clinical information. Researchers wanted to see if a fluorescence camera could measure the depth of these fractures and any bacterial presence in extracted mandibular second molars.  Discuss
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
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States