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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
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
New product: Ultradent launches canal preparation solution
April 24, 2018 -- Ultradent Products has introduced a new root canal preparation solution.  Discuss
Single-session root canals cut harmful bacteria in kids
February 16, 2018 -- A single session of endodontic treatment on primary teeth can reduce the prevalence of harmful bacteria in root canals, a new study has found. It is one of the first studies to investigate the topic in children.  Discuss
Porosity-free root canal filling may be pipe dream
February 6, 2018 -- How well does your root canal sealer do its job? Researchers compared the 3D microporosities and sealing abilities of two sealers, one relatively new and one considered the gold standard. While both performed well, neither achieved a porosity-free filling.  Discuss
Can a laser improve root canal success rates?
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January 29, 2018 -- Can using a laser improve outcomes of your root canal treatments? A new in vitro study compared laser and nonlaser treatments on the binding strengths of glass-fiber posts. Researchers found that the laser was a useful addition to treatment.
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Dentists appear to need more endodontic education
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January 16, 2018 -- Do you know the best practices for managing recurrent endodontic issues? Researchers of a new study found that individual practitioners often changed their minds regarding treatment of specific cases, and they discovered significant differences in decision-making among types of dentists.
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Core-carrier obturation rivals conventional techniques
January 9, 2018 -- Core-carrier obturation may be a viable alternative to conventional root canal obturation techniques. A new systematic review found that the core-carrier method had the same success rate as the traditional cold lateral condensation technique.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from spring 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the ADA creating a new licensing exam, followed by our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations in the U.S.  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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