This Month’s Features


Image-Guided Implant Surgery

Advances in digital technologies allow virtual planning and the fabrication of highly accurate surgical guides that facilitate precise implant positioning.

Osteoradionecrosis and Oral Health Care

Because there are no universally accepted guidelines for managing this patient population, clinicians must look to the evidence when formulating a treatment plan.

Conservative Management of a Single Dark Tooth

When formulating a treatment plan, clinicians must understand the etiology of discolored teeth and carefully weigh all clinical options.

Update on Maximum Local Anesthesia Dosages

Adhering to U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines will support patient safety and comfort during dental treatment.


Continuing Education

Oral Complications of Medication Usage

An overview of oral side effects of commonly used drugs, and recommendations for prevention and management of these symptoms.

Comprehensive Approach to Early Childhood Caries

Identifying high-risk individuals, providing patient-specific education, and embracing interprofessional care can help support pediatric oral health.

Enhance Healing Using Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin

Using the patient’s blood to create an L-PRF substrate in surgical sites can stimulate bone and soft tissue formation.

Tobacco Intervention Strategies

An effective approach to prevention and cessation counseling will help address the growing prevalence of tobacco use among young people.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Inflammation and Cancer Mortality

A recent article in Lancet detailed a possible link between chronic inflammation and lung cancer mortality.

At a Glance

At a Glance

Keeping pathogenic microorganisms from collecting inside dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) can be challenging.

Products and Services

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

FAQ: Sensodyne from GlaxoSmithKline

Dentifrice Family Offers Range of Formulas to Meet Individual Patient Needs.

FAQ: Clear aligners from ClearCorrect

Aligner System Offers Customized Therapy and Flexible Pricing.

Product Profile: TheraBreath Healthy Gums and TheraBreath Dry Mouth Oral Rinses

Specialized Mouthrinse Products Help Support Optimal Oral Health.


Newsline

Partnership Supports Independent Living by Individuals With Cognitive Special Needs

Colgate-Palmolive is partnering with Magnusmode to offer a mobile app that empowers individuals with cognitive special needs, such as autism, to independently manage daily activities, including oral hygiene.

New York University College of Dentistry Researchers Awarded $13 Million for Caries Study

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded $13.3 million to New York University College of Dentistry to study effective and cost-efficient, school-based caries prevention methods.

Researchers Develop Salivary Diagnostics For Identifying Zika

A study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests there may be a quick and cost-effective salivary test for Zika.

Evidence Points to Oral Microbiota’s Role in Regulating Hypertension

A study published in Hypertension examines the effects of oral microbial communities and nitric oxide (NO) on systemic health.

Chewing Gum Used To Help Diagnose Peri-Implant Disease

A pharmaceutical research team at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany, has designed a chewing gum-based test for assessing inflammation in the oral cavity.

Updated ‘Chairside Instructor’ Book Aids Patient and Staff Education

The American Dental Association has released the 11th edition of ‘The Chairside Instructor’ to help dentists educate patients and staff about a variety of oral health conditions.