This Month’s Features


Original Research: Technique Comparison: Free Gingival Graft Versus Modified Apically Repositioned Flap

This study compares the free gingival graft and modified apically repositioned flap techniques in terms of surgical wound area and quantity of anesthetic delivered in patients with bilateral mucogingival deficiencies.

Intraoral Scanning in Orthodontic Practice

An evidence-based evaluation of three-dimensional scanning technology in orthodontic practice.

Digital Fabrication of Dental Implant Prostheses

An exploration of how digital fabrication technologies aid clinicians in the accurate and efficient manufacturing of dental implant prostheses.


Continuing Education

Genetic Determinants of Risk and Resistance to Dental Caries

The genomic era is increasing scientific understanding of dental caries determinants, based on the interactions of host, oral flora and environmental factors.

10 Orthodontic Challenges in the Primary and Mixed Dentition

Early identification of occlusal issues in children facilitates timely orthodontic treatment that helps support optimal oral health in the primary and mixed dentition.

Vaccination Recommendations for Oral Health Professionals

Dental teams should familiarize themselves with vaccination recommendations to reduce the risk of infectious diseases and better educate patients about the importance of immunizations.

Collaborative Management of Anterior Esthetics in an Implant Patient

This case report demonstrates the use of provisional crowns, hybrid abutments and modern ceramics to maximize strength in maxillary anterior restorations.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Periodontal Classification System Update

Last November, experts from around the world met under the auspices of the American Academy of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology to revisit the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions.

At a Glance

Preventive Care Key to Increased Productivity

As employers have learned more about the impact of preventable illness on the cost of employer-sponsored health benefits and overall productivity, they have become increasingly interested in company wellness plans that encourage healthy behaviors, such as losing weight or quitting smoking.

Products and Services

Product Profile: Isolite 3 System From Zyris

New device offers isolation and moisture control, plus two lighting modes.

Cytoflex Tef-Guard ePTFE Membranes from Unicare Biomedical

Third-Generation Ptfe Barriers Break the Stigma in Bone Regeneration Cases.


Newsline

Biomaterials Researcher Honored for Stem Cell Regenerative Techniques

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) honored Huakun Xu, PhD, MS, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) in Baltimore, with its 2018 Isaac Schour Memorial Award.

Nanoparticles Used For pH-Activated Biofilm Control

In a study in Nature Communications, researchers Hyun (Michel) Koo, DDS, MS, PhD, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and David Cormode, PhD, of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science, used catalytic nanoparticles to effectively disrupt oral biofilm in an experimental tooth material and an animal model that mimics early childhood caries.