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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Sequential Management of Complex Restorative Erosion

This case report demonstrates the use of a bonded functional esthetic prototype in a patient with generalized-severe erosion as a diagnostic aid to increase the vertical dimension of occlusion and preserve tooth structure prior to full mouth rehabilitation.

Exploring the Orthodontic Periodontic Relationship

Research suggests a multidisciplinary approach involving orthodontics and periodontal therapy helps support positive patient outcomes.

Rubber Dam Isolation Techniques for Complex Restorations

The use of rubber dams in restorative dentistry may help decrease possible clinician exposure to infectious agents — an important consideration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing Education

Diabetes Screening In Dental Practice

A discussion of the implications for health and disease — as well as treatment planning and therapy — resulting from point-of-care diabetes screening in dental settings.

Synchronous Trauma-Induced and Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

Newer targeted therapies are being linked with medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, which underscores the need to stay abreast of its risk factors and etiologies.

Infectious Disease Disclosure by Dental Providers

Although the risk of transmission is low in dental settings, oral health professionals should be knowledgeable of any regulations requiring disclosure of an infectious disease.

Overview of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia For Oral Health Professionals

As part of a comprehensive care team, dental providers play an essential role in preventing and treating the oral health complications of X-linked hypophosphatemia.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Vaccination Considerations in Dentistry

Vaccines with proven short–term efficacy against COVID-19 are now available.

At a Glance

Could Pandemic Response Ramp Up HPV Vaccinations?

As immunization efforts unfold, if it is demonstrated that dentists can safely administer COVID vaccines as part of a broad national effort to arrest the pandemic, it stands to reason the profession could help meet other national vaccination goals.

Products and Services

EverSmile PreOp Preprocedural Mouthrinse

Independent study shows preprocedural rinse reduces viral loads.

February 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Additional $22B Authorized for COVID-19 Response

On January 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide more than $22 billion to states, localities and territories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Rejects Proposed Changes to Immunization Protocols

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reaffirmed that individuals must receive two full doses at specified intervals in order to realize the full benefits of immunization.

States Are Beginning to Allow Oral Health Professionals to Vaccinate Against SARS-CoV-2

A growing number of states are authorizing dentists to administer immunizations for COVID-19 to help speed vaccine delivery.

How to Handle Patients Who Won’t Comply With Pandemic Precautions

The California Dental Association (CDA) offers these tips to help clinicians deal with patients who refuse to comply with pandemic safety precautions, such as wearing masks.

 

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