This Month’s Features


Nonsurgical Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis

This seven-step protocol is designed to mitigate risk factors and address existing periodontal inflammation.

Hypersensitivity in Orthodontic Treatment

Therapeutic approaches to managing hard tissue and soft tissue sensitivity.

Imaging Technologies in Dental Implantology

Advances in radiography provide clinicians with more options than ever before for evaluating patients and planning implant treatment.

Alveolar Bone and Implant Therapy

An examination and practical application of knowledge for clinicians who place and restore dental implants.

Digital Technologies for Restorative Care

The key to successful implementation is a clinical understanding of the advantages and limitations of these modalities as they relate to each individual patient.


Continuing Education

Long-Term Effects of Head and Neck Radiation on Oral Health

Because patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer are susceptible to complications affecting tissues of the oral cavity, a comprehensive understanding of side effects is pivotal to successful case management.

Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry

The judicious use of opioids is only one facet of an effective — and responsible — pain management regimen.

Oral Health Care for Patients With Diabetes

The following strategies will help dental teams support the oral and systemic health of this growing patient population.

Caring for Individuals With Anxiety Disorders

Knowledge and preparation will facilitate effective — and ongoing — oral health care for this patient group.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Interventions for Excess Sugar Intake

An article in the The New York Times about an epidemic of obesity in Malaysia reported that nearly half of the individuals in that country were overweight.

At a Glance

Battle Over Antibiotic Resistance

The evolution of bacteria resistant to most — or even all — antibiotics is a major global health threat.

Products and Services

Activa BioActive-Restorative from Pulpdent

Durable bioactive material offers excellent esthetics

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.


Newsline

White Paper Addresses Periodontal Health Issues

Fédération Dentaire Internationale, perhaps better known as the World Dental Federation, has launched new resources for oral health professionals that highlight the federation’s work to raise awareness of periodontal health as a priority area for global policy.

Adolescents Who Use Alternative Tobacco Products More Likely To Smoke Cigarettes

Adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to move to conventional cigarettes within a year.

Ultradent Products Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

This year, Ultradent celebrates 40 years in the dental industry.

Treatment Strategies Offered for Patients Undergoing Head And Neck Radiation

Patients who are undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer are susceptible to numerous side effects that manifest in the oral cavity.

The Forsyth Institute and Photomedics Debut Intraoral Antibacterial Light Device

Photomedics, an oral health technology company based out of the Forsyth Institute in Boston, has developed the Photomedics BlueLight.

SDI Gains Federal Marketing Clearance for a Unique Silver Diamine Fluoride Formula

SDI North America has received registration approval from the federal Food and Drug Administration to market Riva Star in the United States as a “new generation” silver diamine fluoride (SDF) desensitizer.