This Month’s Features


Modern Approach to Dental Caries Management

Establishing regular professional care at an early age can help address the issue of childhood decay.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Guidelines

Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Dental Caries Management in Children and Adolescents, Including Those With Special Health Care Needs

The Future of Periodontology

Even with the exciting advances seen in today’s periodontal treatment, more promising therapies loom on the horizon.

Effective Asepsis for Clinical Surfaces and Equipment

The following protocols will help reduce the risk of cross-contamination in the dental operatory.

Clinical Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride

Providing options for a diverse array of patients, this agent’s ease of use has the potential to break down barriers to care for individuals with special needs.


Continuing Education

Detecting Type 2 Diabetes in Pediatric Populations

Easily implemented during routine exams, the following assessment techniques can help reveal early signs of this condition in children and adolescents.

Evolution of Caries Diagnosis

Identifying the presence of carious lesions and determining their activity are essential to effective treatment.

Caring for Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pretreatment planning, proper assessment and effective communication will ensure optimal treatment for this patient population.

Treating Bruxism in Children

Although bruxing is common in pediatric patients, there is no consensus on practice guidelines — thus, clinicians should consider the following when planning treatment.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Oral Bacteria, Systemic Diseases and Cancer

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if dental professionals could increase the systemic health of our patients by reducing inflammation in the form of periodontal disease.

At a Glance

Dental Student Debt Helps Guide Career Choices

As it turns out, educational debt helps guide career choice, as the data suggest that dental graduates with large student loans are most likely to enter private practice.

Products and Services

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

FAQ: FluoriMax from Elevate Oral Care

Unique fluoride varnish offers benefits over traditional formulas.


Newsline

Study Shows That Growth Factor Enhances Cells’ Ability to Regenerate Dentin-Pulp

Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s School of Medicine are investigating a type of platelet-derived growth factor, PDGF-BB, that enhances cells’ ability to prompt dentin-pulp regeneration.

Glidewell Laboratories Introduces glidewell.io In-Office Solution

A “comprehensive suite of technologies that will simplify the process of prescribing and delivering laboratory-quality restorations.”

American Academy of Cariology Holds Inaugural Meeting

The AAC held its inaugural meeting last October in conjunction with the American Dental Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Raises Oral Health Awareness

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures recently teamed with New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia to educate New York City elementary school children.

Evaluating Potentially Malignant Oral Disorders

The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has issued an “Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation of Potentially Malignant Disorders in the Oral Cavity.”

Evidence-Based Guidelines Offered for Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat Caries

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has issued evidence-based guidelines for using silver diamine fluoride to treat caries in children and adolescent.