Endodontics
EDS launches new endodontic system
December 5, 2019 -- NEW YORK CITY - Essential Dental Systems (EDS) has unveiled a new endodontic system comprised of SafeSiders HF helical flat rotary nickel titanium instruments and the Endo-CSV cordless endodontic handpiece at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Virtual dentist network offers patients second opinions
November 1, 2019 -- Virtual care company TeleDentists now offers second opinions about dental procedures to patients.
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.
Study: Dental specialists prescribe millions of antibiotics
October 17, 2019 -- Dentists and other dental specialists wrote about 9 million antibiotic prescriptions to patients during a three-year period despite growing concerns of antibiotic resistance, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Endodontists give in when docs, patients push for opioids
October 11, 2019 -- Approximately 43% of endodontists reported they had prescribed opioids after feeling pressured by physicians or patients to order the medication, according to a new study published in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy launches new line of mirrors
October 3, 2019 -- Hu-Friedy has introduced its new line of HD Black Line mirrors, which feature a frame that reduces glare and carbon coating on the handle that provides enhanced contrast and visual acuity in a patient's mouth.
Neocis gets FDA clearance for robotic dental drill
September 30, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to dental implant surgery company Neocis for use of its Yomi robotic surgery device as a dental drill.
Patient death after root canal investigated in Wash.
September 26, 2019 -- The Washington State Department of Health is investigating the death of a woman who died after undergoing a root canal at an endodontic practice in Vancouver, WA.
Talking to your patients about implants or a root canal
September 23, 2019 -- Should your patient get an implant or a root canal? Dr. Edward Harsini notes that this is a difficult conversation to have with a patient and requires the dentist to have an answer that incorporates both the patient's investment and medical history perspectives. An implant isn't always the right answer.  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