This Month’s Features


Special Report–Embracing Precision Dentistry and Medicine

Now is the time to prepare for a major transformation in clinical approaches to personalized care.

Digital Solutions for Better Practice

Adopting new charting, imaging, scanning, and in-office design and milling technologies can streamline office workflow and help improve care.

Selection Guidelines for All-Ceramic Restorations

Clinicians must understand the physical and esthetic properties of these materials in order to provide appropriate treatment recommendations.

Strategies for Managing Acute Dental Pain

Oral health professionals should consider the following regimens, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for treating postoperative discomfort.


Continuing Education

Resonance Frequency Analysis in Implant Dentistry

Using this technology to objectively assess and monitor implant stability can promote successful outcomes, particularly in high-risk cases.

Oral Implications of Immunotherapy

Dental providers who are knowledgeable about immune responses are well positioned to work with patients who have undergone — or will undergo — biotherapy.

Managing Implant Complications

Smoking, diabetes and iatrogenic factors can compromise implant therapy. Here are maintenance strategies that can help support successful outcomes.

Assessing Caries Risk in Children With Special Needs

Clinicians should consider the following approaches when treating this patient population.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Consider the Real Cost of Dental Implants

Consider the Real Cost of Dental Implants.

At a Glance

Providing Oral Health Care in Medical Settings

An ongoing discussion in health care reform is the difference between access to care and utilization of care.

Products and Services

Marketplace

Products that practically sell themselves.


Newsline

Oral Health Professionals Top the Best Jobs List

Dental professionals have some of the best jobs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, which ranks dentists first and orthodontists fifth on its 100 Best Jobs list for 2017.

Infection Prevention App for Dental Offices Released

Oral health professionals can use the new DentalCheck app to ensure their offices or clinics are in compliance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection prevention guidelines.

New York University Named a World Health Organization Dentistry Collaborating Center

The Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry has been designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-Improvement, Evidence-Based Dentistry.

Study Finds Botulinum Toxin Effective in Treating Parotitis

According to researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia, botulinum toxin, known commercially as Botox, may be useful for treating parotitis.

American Dental Association Announces Humanitarian Award

The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced Usa Bunnag, DDS, as its 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient.

White House Places Freeze on New Amalgam Separator Rule

Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final rule in December on the need for most dental practices to install amalgam separators, in mid-January the White House issued a freeze on all new or pending regulations until such time that a presidential designee reviews and approves the rule.

Schools Team Up to Strengthen Community Care

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York has forged a partnership with the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan to advance oral health through community-based research, education and care.