JADA+ Specialty Scan — Endodontics is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editor for JADA+ Specialty Scan — Endodontics is Susan Wood, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics.
April 27, 2018 Topics include: Oral premedication and inferior alveolar nerve block in dental literature; Articaine versus lidocaine in molars with irreversible pulpitis; Tooth fragment reattachment preferences in dental literature; Apical patency and pain in molars with necrotic pulp, apical periodontitis.
January 26, 2018 Topics include: Regenerative endodontic procedures and alkaline materials; Endodontic failures and related factors; Pulpotomy versus root canal treatment pain and outcomes.
October 27, 2017 Topics include: AAE members' antibiotics prescribing survey; Antibiotics in endodontics literature review; Brazilian endodontists and antibiotic therapy.
July 28, 2017 Topics include: Middle mesial canals, isthmi and mandibular molars; Cone-beam computed tomography in endodontics; Preoperative prednisolone for irreversible pulpitis.
May 5, 2017 Topics include: Adolescent pulp prognosis and complicated crown fractures; Sodium hypochlorite irrigation and postoperative pain; Anesthesia, needle pain, and patient anxiety.
February 2, 2017 Topics include: Antibiotic prophylaxis in endodontics; Coconut milk and probiotic milk storage for avulsed teeth; Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotic effects on calcium hydroxide paste.
December 16, 2016 Topics include: Restoration timing and survival of endodontically treated teeth; Outcome of revascularization procedure in necrotic immature teeth; Effect of fiber posts on the fracture resistance of maxillary central incisors.
September 23, 2016 Topics include: Cone-beam computed tomography scanning versus electronic apex locators; Vertical root fractures; Postprocedure bacteremia in patients with heart disease.
June 10, 2016 Topics include: Treating intruded permanent teeth; MTA pulpotomy for children; Outcomes of therapy for endodontists.
March 17, 2016 Topics include: Finding vertical root fractures; MTA and pulpotomy in permanent teeth; Role of CBCT in diagnosing vertical root fracture.
December 2, 2015 Topics include: Anesthesia and patients with a vital, inflamed pulp; Pain and foraminal enlargement; Revascularization.
September 1, 2015 Topics include: A prospective study on MTA outcomes; Direct pulp capping materials; Apexification, intracanal medication and fracture resistance.
June 1, 2015 Topics include: Persistent pain after RCT and TMD; Apical microsurgery and healing; New research on commonly used calcium hydroxide formulations.
March 24, 2015 Topics include: Topical treatments for avulsed teeth; Pain and quality of life; Gauging the effect of dental trauma on the pulp; New data on rotary systems.
December 17, 2014 Topics include: Rubber dams and endodontic outcomes; Periodontal disease bacteria and endodontic infection; Restorative placement and endodontic therapy.
September 29, 2014 Topics include: Diagnosing pulp necrosis; Improving anesthetic success?; Bond strength and glass fiber posts; Investigating conservative endodontic cavity design.
June 24, 2014 Topics include: Treating single-tooth discoloration; Material from the ‘90s still sets the pace; Effective protocols for pulp revascularization; Managing swallowed, aspirated foreign bodies.