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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
2018 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
August 28, 2018 -- Nominations for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards are now being accepted, giving you the chance to tell us what products should be nominated in 11 different categories for dentistry's most prestigious awards.  Discuss
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
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
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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