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Blindness case prompts call to delay oral surgery after COVID-19
January 12, 2022 -- A recent case report detailed an incident in which a man went blind after a tooth extraction. The experience led the authors to call for delaying minor dental surgeries such as tooth extractions for patients with diabetes who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Read More
CBCT may alter dental trauma treatment decisions
January 10, 2022 -- Reviewing cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans may influence how endodontists approach treatment decisions in dental trauma cases, according to a study published on January 6 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Biolase, EdgeEndo root canal device gets FDA nod
January 6, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Biolase and EdgeEndo's laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device for disinfecting root canals. Read More
New device may quickly, cheaply sterilize dental instruments
January 5, 2022 -- A radical vapor reactor, which eliminates germs by producing high levels of reactive oxygen species, may offer a quick, low-cost way to sterilize dental instruments, according to findings published in the February issue of Process Biochemistry. Read More
Ultradent donates to Ky. tornado relief
January 5, 2022 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has donated 10% of all domestic sales from December 16 to tornado relief efforts in Kentucky. Read More
SmartPractice to acquire Save-A-Tooth
January 5, 2022 -- Global health product manufacturer and distributor SmartPractice said it will acquire rights to sell the Save-A-Tooth product line from Phoenix-Lazarus. Read More
Clinicians often misdiagnose an aggressive tooth lesion
December 21, 2021 -- Lesions appearing on radiographs with gum swelling are often misdiagnosed as lateral periodontal cysts instead of odontogenic keratocysts, which are more aggressive. The study findings were published on December 16 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Endodontist accused of stealing $8M in COVID-19 relief loans
December 17, 2021 -- An Oregon endodontist was arrested December 14 for allegedly stealing approximately $8 million in U.S. COVID-19 relief loans, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ charged the dentist with aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. Read More
Man's pulled wisdom tooth leads to dangerous lung abscess
December 8, 2021 -- A healthy 45-year-old man experienced respiratory failure due to a giant life-threatening lung abscess caused by oral bacteria stemming from a wisdom tooth extraction. The case report was published in the December issue of Chest. Read More
Is cold saline the key to less pain after root canals?
December 3, 2021 -- Using a cold saline solution as a final irrigating agent during root canal treatment may reduce patients' postoperative pain, according to a systematic review published on November 28 in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. Read More
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
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Annual Meeting
February 24-26
San Diego, California United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in Anaheim
May 12-14
Anaheim, California United States