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Root canal film pulled in win for science, facts

Apr 02, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

When Netflix announced its decision in March to pull the documentary Root Cause, dentists everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. The film falsely links the root canal procedure to breast cancer and heart disease, employing baseless claims gleaned from discredited 1920s research.

The film was denounced by the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, and the American Association of Dental Research. All warned Netflix, Apple, Vimeo, and Amazon that Root Cause was ...