This Month’s Features


Surgical Guide Techniques for Dental Implant Placement

When properly used, surgical guides can increase the predictability of dental implant treatment.

Sterility Assurance in Dental Instrument Reprocessing

Biological indicators, when used in combination with other steam sterilization monitoring protocols, are an excellent way to ensure sterility during dental instrument reprocessing.

Bleaching and the Diagnosis of Internal Resorption

A case report of bleaching a blackened tooth that ultimately resulted in treatment for internal resorption.


Continuing Education

7 Signs of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

By screening for sleep-related breathing disorders, oral health professionals can help contribute to a child’s optimal growth and development.

Dentists’ Role in Interprofessional Education and Practice

As the silo model of health care fades, oral health professionals will play an increasingly important part in efforts that ensure comprehensive interprofessional care.

Monitoring Water Fluoridation at the Patient Level

Tracking individual fluoride intake — including fluoridated water — will help clinicians create effective caries management plans.

Strategies for Managing Periodontal Disease

An understanding of periodontal disease phenotypes will help oral health professionals tailor highly personalized treatment plans.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Oral Health Effects of Cannabis Use

A recent paper in this journal by Portillo et al explored oral health care for individuals who use cannabis.

At a Glance

Medicaid Changes May Impact Adult Oral Health Care

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it would allow state Medicaid programs to add work or community volunteering requirements for nonelderly, nonpregnant adults who are eligible for Medicaid for a reason other than disability.

Products and Services

Product Profile: EvoFill Duo from DiaDent

Motorized system aids root canal obturation.

Product Profile: Syclone Amalgam Separator from Crosstex

Practice solutions for the new federal wastewater management rule.


Newsline

Group Promotes Partnering With Certified Technicians and Laboratories

The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is advocating for dentists to partner with certified laboratories and technicians to ensure quality standards are met that support safe and effective care.

Novel Treatment Approach to Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

As part of a joint study between the University of California, Irvine (UCI), University of California, Davis and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry, researchers have announced a novel treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders using a tissue-implant approach.

Researchers Develop New Therapy to Target Herpes Simplex-1 Virus

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified a small drug molecule that shows promise for treating herpes simplex-1 virus (HSV-1).

Statement Addresses Handpiece Asepsis

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement to provide clear guidelines for reprocessing dental handpieces.