Endodontics
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
For patients, root canals are like pulling teeth
July 15, 2019 -- What's the worst dental procedure? It may not be root canals. The treatment faired about the same as extractions and prosthodontic services in a recent study examining oral health-related quality of life.  Discuss
How strong are the antimicrobial effects of endo sealers?
July 1, 2019 -- The antimicrobial activity of endodontic sealers can be important to the outcome of root canal treatment, but the amount of information available on their antimicrobial abilities varies. To learn more, investigators evaluated four sealers using two testing methods and found antimicrobial activity in three of them.  Discuss
New product: A-dec debuts chair and delivery system
June 5, 2019 -- Dental equipment company A-dec has launched a new chair and delivery system.
New product: Ultradent adds new curing light
May 28, 2019 -- Ultradent Products has introduced its new Valo Grand Corded curing light.
Study tests imaging modalities' accuracy on root canal anatomy
May 15, 2019 -- Correctly identifying the anatomy of a root canal is crucial for successful endodontic therapy. Researchers tested cone-beam CT and periapical radiography to see if either was more accurate than microcomputed tomography. They reported that practitioners should be aware of each modality's limitations.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
Can MRI compete with CBCT to identify tooth fractures?
May 10, 2019 -- While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used for injuries of the knee and other body parts, researchers wanted to see if recent improvements in the modality meant it could be used to identify root cracks and fractures in teeth. They compared it with cone-beam CT (CBCT) to find out.  Discuss
New products: KaVo Kerr debuts 2 endodontic products
May 10, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has introduced a rotary glide path file and an endodontic motor.
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.

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