This Month’s Features


SPECIAL REPORT: Improving Care for Patients With Special Needs

Now is the time to ramp up efforts to increase access to care for this patient population.

Use of the Dental Videoscope in Endodontics

More closely associated with periodontal procedures, this imaging modality holds promise for surgical root canal therapy.

Treatment Strategies for Noncarious Cervical Lesions

Although their etiology appears multifactorial, documenting these lesions’ signs and symptoms can help clinicians determine appropriate therapy.

Choosing Between Fixed and Removable Prostheses

Timothy A. Hess, DDS, MAGD, discusses clinical considerations when developing treatment plans for appliance-based restorative care.


Continuing Education

Management Strategies for Dental Unit Waterlines

The following methods for controlling and monitoring biofilm in dental water supplies will help safeguard patients and practitioners.

CE Sponsored by ZEISS in Partnership With the American Association of Endodontists — Benefits of Nonsurgical Endodontic Retreatment

Aided by advanced technology, nonsurgical revision increases tooth survival rates and improves patients’ quality of life.

Oral Complications in Children With Diabetes

The following clinical strategies can help improve the oral and systemic health of this patient population.

Interprofessional Management of Hypophosphatasia

The oral complications of this rare condition underscore the need for multidisciplinary collaboration among health care teams.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Starbucks and the Future of Dental Practice

Starbucks and the Future of Dental Practice.

At a Glance

Spending Cuts Could Reduce Pediatric Visits

With a Republican president and majorities in both the House and Senate, conservative lawmakers hope to reduce federal spending on Medicaid and roll back some essential benefits in health plans that currently qualify for consumer tax credits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Products and Services

KOL Forum: IonoStar Plus from VOCO

Key opinion leaders offer valuable perspective on clinical topics that will help raise your level of care.

KOL Forum: GentleWave system from Sonendo

Key opinion leaders offer valuable perspective on clinical topics that will help raise your level of care.

Produce Profile: Le Soothe Sapphire from SmartPractice

Polychloroprene Glove Offers Ideal Fit and Feel.

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.


Newsline

New Study Challenges Long-Held Notion About Caries Development

Several variables, including gender and behavioral differences between men and women, may influence caries and periodontal disease, a study out of the University of Arkansas and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has found.

Review Guides Clinicians Through Nonsurgical Endodontic Retreatment

In this issue of Decisions in Dentistry, a continuing education course — developed in collaboration with the American Association of Endodontists and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from ZEISS — guides practitioners through nonsurgical endodontic retreatment to increase tooth survival rates and improve patients’ quality of life.

Researchers Investigate Regenerating Salivary Gland Following Radiation

Researchers in the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry’s Department of Cell and Tissue Biology are attempting to understand what triggers salivary stem cells in mice to repopulate the saliva-producing structures, acini.

Iconic Caries Researcher John Featherstone, MSc, PhD, Announces Retirement

John Featherstone, MSc, PhD, has announced he will retire in December as dean of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry and as professor of preventive and restorative dental sciences.

Joint Program Fosters Expertise in Public Health Issues

The New York University College of Dentistry and College of Global Public Health are now offering a joint DDS/Online Advanced Certificate in Public Health Program to give students a better understanding of public health issues and concepts.

Nebraska Awards $4 Million Contract to Increase Access to Oral Health Care

Nebraska has issued a 4 million dollar state contract to the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry to increase the number of dental graduates practicing in the state’s underserved rural areas.

Simon Sinek to Deliver Keynote Address at Dentsply Sirona World 2017

Dedicated to inspiring people to do the thing that inspires them, Simon Sinek will share his encouraging words with dental professionals during Denstply Sirona World 2017, slated Sept. 14–16 in Las Vegas.

3Shape Users Gain Access to Straumann Implant Bars and Bridges

Dental lab technicians using 3Shape Dental System software can now access original Straumann implant bar and bridge libraries in the 3Shape software.