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2018 Dental Excellence Award voting begins
October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
New product: DentalEZ debuts StarDental torque system
October 15, 2018 -- DentalEZ has introduced the StarDental Integrated StarETorque electric system.  Discuss
New product: Parkell launches curing light
October 15, 2018 -- Parkell has launched a new curing light with three modes of curing.  Discuss
Komet USA launches 2 diamond instruments
October 9, 2018 -- Komet USA announced that it has launched two new egg-shaped diamond instruments.  Discuss
A historical perspective on handpiece sterilization
October 2, 2018 -- Handpiece sterilization may be considered a routine practice in today's dental office, but it wasn't always so. In fact, the practice of sterilization evolved rapidly in response to infectious diseases and best practices. Dr. Louis DePaola examines how handpiece sterilization practices have changed and the events that contributed to these developments.  Discuss
Convergent debuts new generation of Solea laser
October 2, 2018 -- Convergent Dental has introduced the next generation of its Solea laser.  Discuss
6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry
September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award nominating period ends soon
September 20, 2018 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on September 28 to make your voice heard and help honor the best new products in dentistry.  Discuss
Which file is best for canal glide path preparation?
September 12, 2018 -- When using the WaveOne single-file system to shape a root canal, practitioners often create a glide path before canal preparation to improve performance. Researchers compared three popular systems used to create glide paths to see which performed best.  Discuss
New product: Dental EZ adds StarDental handpiece
September 11, 2018 -- DentalEZ has introduced the StarDental 430SWL torque flex handpiece.  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
The Attachment Dentistry Ultimate Course Hawaiian Islands Cruise
October 20-27
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
23rd American World Dentistry Congress
November 2-3
San Francisco, California United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 13-16, 2019
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6, 2019
Dallas, Texas United States