This Month’s Features


Addressing Risks of Implant Complications

With proper maintenance, general dentists can help patients avoid 
peri-implant disease.

Effective and Efficient Asepsis Protocols

Every practice should follow a stringent infection prevention plan to minimize risk of transmission among patients and providers.

Management of Peg-Shaped Maxillary Lateral Incisors and Congenitally Missing Mandibular Lateral Incisors

This clinical presentation can pose challenges with respect to function and esthetics. Here is an evidence-based approach to treatment.


Continuing Education

Primary Prevention for Pediatric Patients

Establishing good oral health in this population requires the use of evidence-based guidelines for caries risk assessment and management.

CE Sponsored by Colgate in Partnership With the American Academy of Periodontology — Key Tenets of Periodontal Debridement

The ultimate goal of nonsurgical periodontal therapy is to preserve, improve and maintain the dentition.

Managing 
Patients With Autoimmune Diseases

The following strategies will help clinicians identify and treat this clinically diverse patient population.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing in Dental Practice

Given the ease and availability of rapid screening methods, oral health professionals are uniquely positioned to identify the early stages of infection.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Distracted by Bread and Circuses

My partner and I are trying to make decisions concerning the future of our practice.

At a Glance

Examining the ROI on Pediatric Oral Health

Should outreach efforts and funding for children’s oral health be expanded?

Products and Services

Product Profile: Tray Aways and Supergel from Keystone Industries

Dental Impression System Offers Reliable Results.

Product Profile: EvoFill Duo from DiaDent

Warm, Vertical-Compaction System Helps Ensure Successful Obturation.

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

FAQ: Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner and PlanMill 40 S

Chairside Digital Solutions Boost Patient Satisfaction and Office Productivity.


Newsline

White Paper Offers Prescribing Recommendations for Opioids

A white paper released by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) encourages dental practitioners to prescribe patients ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen instead of opioids to help manage postsurgical pain.

World Dental Federation Publishes Chairside Guide for Dentists

The FDI World Dental Federation has created an easy-to- follow “Caries Prevention and Management Chairside Guide” to restorative interventions.

Digital Dentistry Curriculum Debuts

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, has been selected as one of five U.S. dental schools to pilot a new digital dentistry curriculum.

Patients in Favor of Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service

A program that provided patients with free dental care in exchange for community service was well received by volunteers and dentists alike, according to research from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry that focused on a program geared toward low-income adults.

American Health Council Names Elsbeth Kalenderian To Education Board

Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, PhD, chair of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, has been selected to join the American Health Council’s Education Board.

Periodontal Debridement Is a Key Step in Treating Periodontal Disease

While periodontal debridement remains a key tool in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, undesirable outcomes could arise due to various factors, including insufficient debridement or a patient’s failure to practice good oral hygiene.

Researchers Study Tongue Microbiome to Identify Biomarkers That Signal Cancer

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a 2-year grant to New York University College of Dentistry to develop biomarkers for tongue cancer.

New Guidelines Released on the Use of Systemic Antibiotics in Endodontics

In a newly released position statement, “AAE Guidance on the Use of Systemic Antibiotics in Endodontics,” the American Association of Endodontists provides dentists and endodontists guidance on how to do their part to halt the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Research Association Offers Perspective on ‘Advancing Dental Education’ Project

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has issued comments on the completion of the first phase of the “Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century” project, which is developing a strategic plan for the future of dental education.

Periodontal Disease May Increase Cancer Risk for Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women who have a history of periodontal disease also have a higher risk of several types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer, according to a University at Buffalo (UB) study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.