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Sonendo, TDO Software partner on endodontic workflow
August 15, 2018 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has announced that its Gentle Wave system now integrates with TDO Software's endodontic software.  Discuss
Antibiotic prescriptions vary by season, specialty
August 6, 2018 -- Dentists prescribe millions of antibiotics, but prescription trends vary by dental specialty and time of year, which may represent an inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to new research presented at the recent 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR ) meeting in London.  Discuss
China's $60B tariffs would include dental products
August 3, 2018 -- If the U.S. government follows through on a threat to double tariffs on Chinese goods, China will retaliate by imposing tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, including several dental products, the Chinese government announced on August 3.  Discuss
Researchers test nickel-titanium file safety limits
July 31, 2018 -- With endodontic files, reciprocating mechanisms are claimed to improve cyclic resistance and fatigue while also avoiding torsional failure, leading to better outcomes. Researchers put two nickel-titanium files through tests to see if these claims held up.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy launches new polishing powder
July 24, 2018 -- Hu-Friedy has launched a new powder for use with its Air-Flow therapy polishing system.  Discuss
Resilon bests gutta-percha at preventing root fractures
July 5, 2018 -- A commercially available obturation material may better at preventing vertical root fractures than gutta-percha, according to a new systematic review that looked at vertical root fracture incidence in more than 650 roots.  Discuss
Young Innovations acquires handpiece manufacturer
July 2, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations announced it has acquired Johnson-Promident.  Discuss
Does tooth orientation impact CBCT root fracture detection?
June 27, 2018 -- Detecting vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth is difficult, no matter the filling material used. A new study investigated whether a tooth's orientation in relation to the x-ray projection plane alters a practitioner's ability to detect these fractures with cone-beam CT (CBCT).  Discuss
New product: Acteon launches ultrasonic device for extractions
June 27, 2018 -- Acteon North America has debuted the Piezotome Cube, an ultrasonic device designed for tooth extractions and other bone surgeries.  Discuss
Coltene to acquire SciCan and Micro-Mega
June 26, 2018 -- Coltene has announced plans to acquire SciCan, a provider of infection-control products, and French dental instrument manufacturer Micro-Mega.  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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