This Month’s Features


Guest Editorial: Isolation in Endodontics

Despite the many advantages of dental dams, they are often underutilized in endodontic and restorative procedures.

Dental Pain Management Strategies

An exploration of anesthetic adjuncts as a means to improve patient comfort during therapy.

Conservative Caries Treatment

Adopting a minimally invasive approach and implementing evidence-based management protocols can preserve tooth structure and improve outcomes.


Continuing Education

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gingival Recession

These classification and management strategies can help patients experiencing this common clinical condition.

Immune Response in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes or Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Given the number of patients presenting with these maladies, understanding key differences in immune response will help guide appropriate oral care.

Leverage Health Literacy for Better Outcomes

Assessing patients’ ability to process basic health information can help improve compliance with treatment recommendations.

Risk Assessment for Obesity and Periodontal Disease

This easily implemented strategy will assist oral health professionals in identifying patients who are at risk for inflammatory-driven conditions.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Baby Boomers’ Impact on Oral Health Care

Baby boomers, defined as Americans born between 1946 and 1964, represent the second largest segment of the U.S. population (behind millennials).

At a Glance

Gender Disparity Affects Dentists’ Earning Potential

Although progress in women’s pay and participation in the workforce has been significant, women remain a minority in dentistry.

Products and Services

Product Profile: DentaPure Cartridge and Liquid Ultra Solution from Crosstex

An ongoing department, our product profiles provide the information you need about the products you use in practice and those you recommend to patients.

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.


Newsline

Research Suggests Grape Seed Extract May Strengthen Dentin

Grape seed extract may be a natural solution to prolonging the life of resin restorations and strengthening dentin, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry study.

Asymmetrical Bite Could Signify Early Life Stress

The process used by anthropologists to assess skulls and teeth for asymmetrical bite may prove valuable to living populations as an indicator of environmental stress, according to a University of Washington School of Dentistry study.

American Dental Association Provides Clinical Resource on Genetics and Oral Health

The American Dental Association (ADA) offers insights into the role that genetics plays in oral health with the release of “Genetics and Oral Health.”

Dental Stem Cell Study Promises Answers to Tissue Regeneration

In a mouse model study, investigators from the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Dentistry and School of Medicine have determined that signals from the surrounding tissue of incisors trigger dental stem cells to change into mature teeth, resulting in the growth of a new tooth.

Christian Stohler Recognized for Contributions to Oral Health Research

The American Association of Dental Research (AADR) honored Christian S. Stohler, DMD, Dr Med Dent, dean of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and senior vice president of Columbia University Medicine Center, for his contributions to oral health research.

Obese Children With Type 2 Diabetes Appear More Likely to Have Poor Oral Health

A study in PLOS One has found that children are obese and have type 2 diabetes are more likely to have poor oral health than their peers.