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Which endo file is best for reducing post-op pain?
June 22, 2018 -- Not all endodontic files are equal when it comes to reducing pain after root canal treatment. A new study found that patients reported less pain after being treated by one self-adjusting file.  Discuss
New CE courses focus on handpiece sterilization, insurance
June 18, 2018 -- Two new continuing education (CE) courses are now available from DrBicuspid.com. One course focuses on dental handpiece sterilization and the second on insurance independence and reimbursement.  Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
New product: Brasseler launches titanium handpiece
June 5, 2018 -- Dental and surgical instrument manufacturer Brasseler USA has launched its new NLXK high-speed air titanium handpiece.  Discuss
China product tariffs to be announced June 15
May 30, 2018 -- The dental industry will know on June 15 if key products and materials imported from China will have a 25% tariff imposed by the U.S. government.
Dental never events: Moving beyond wrong-tooth extraction
May 23, 2018 -- Can you identify the "never events" in dentistry -- patient care incidents that safety experts agree should never happen? The concept of these never events is familiar in medicine, but its use in dentistry is more limited. An international team of researchers developed a list of dental never events that goes beyond wrong-tooth extraction.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
AAE18: Is newer technology better at reducing bacterial load?
May 2, 2018 -- Are newer root canal instruments and procedures more effective at eliminating bacteria than their predecessors? Studies presented on April 26 at the 2018 American Association of Endodontists annual meeting (AAE18) suggest the superiority of one of the new 3D shaper file system but no differences among debridement devices.  Discuss
AAE18: Dentist age influences comfort with performing root canals
April 27, 2018 -- Two new studies examined general dentists' comfort with performing endodontic procedures and what factors affected treatment completion time and rates. Researchers presented their practice management findings on April 26 at the 2018 American Association of Endodontists (AAE18) annual meeting in Denver.  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.

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The Attachment Dentistry Ultimate Course Hawaiian Islands Cruise
October 20-27
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2019
Washington, D.C. United States