A peer-reviewed journal that offers evidence-based clinical information and continuing education for dentists.

Contents

This Month’s Features

Digital Designs and Fabrication in Restorative Practice

Seung Kee Choi, DMD, MS, offers perspective on the clinical advantages of utilizing digital designs and manufacturing in restorative care

Enhance Restorative Results With Crown Lengthening

Inadvertently placing crown margins too close to the bone and impinging on the soft tissues of the biologic width can cause complications, but clinicians can avoid such sequelae with crown lengthening.

Developments in Modern Endodontics

Yaara Berdan, DDS, provides insights into advances in endodontic therapy and today’s thinking about the armamentarium available for root canal treatment.

Preventing Adverse Events During Sterilization and Disinfection

Implementing proper protocols will help dental teams prevent infection control breaches during sterilization and disinfection procedures — and respond appropriately if a breach occurs.

A Gingivectomy Procedure Using a Diode Laser

This clinical report presents the use of a diode laser for a gingivectomy procedure in a case of excess gingival clinical crown coverage due to altered passive eruption.

Continuing Education

Erosive Tooth Wear: Etiology, Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Management

If diagnosed in its early stages, erosive tooth wear can be managed with preventive strategies and minimally invasive treatment modalities.

Esthetic Clasp Design for Removable Partial Dentures on Premolar Teeth

A clinical report examining restoration with a removable partial denture with an esthetic cast circumferential clasp on maxillary premolar teeth.

Infection Prevention in Endodontic Therapy

Successful outcomes in endodontic therapy depend on sound technique that follows recommended protocols for asepsis and safety.

Avoiding and Managing Implant Complications

Careful planning and placement, followed by proper maintenance, can help providers and patients avoid implant complications.


Departments

Editor’s Note

New Avenues for Pain Management

We all deal with pain, that of our patients, our loved ones and our own.

At a Glance

Opioid Prescribing Patterns In Oral Health Care

A new study has made headlines by illuminating the large difference in opioid prescribing patterns among U.S. dentists and their British counterparts.

Products and Services

July/August 2019 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

New Membranes May Offer Novel Solution for Periodontal Disease

A team of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers has developed a new class of membranes that not only promotes gingival tissue, but also stimulates bone regeneration.

Advanced Materials May Prevent Dental Restorations From Failing

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) researchers have developed a new dental adhesive and composite that, when combined, deliver longer-lasting dental restorations.

Centers for Disease Control Opioid Guideline Has Been Misapplied

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is clarifying its guideline on opioid prescribing to address the findings of a multidisciplinary panel that determined health care professionals and policymakers have been misapplying the guideline.

Medicare for All Proposes Oral Health Coverage

Several Medicare for All proposals set to go before Congress aim to integrate dental care into comprehensive health care.

Decisions Launches Redesigned Website and CE Platform

Decisions in Dentistry has redesigned our website — DecisionsInDentistry.com — to provide dental professionals with an even better way to meet their news and continuing education (CE) needs.

Micro-Robots Successfully Eradicate Plaque and Biofilm

A collaboration of engineers, dentists and biologists from the University of Pennsylvania has developed an army of tiny robots that can access hard-to-reach areas of the oral cavity to remove plaque and biofilm.