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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Reducing the Risk of Implant-Abutment Screw Loosening

Dentists can minimize the risk of this common complication by understanding how the screw joint works — and ways to control the forces working against it.

Semi-Precision Root Anchors For Partial Dentures

This case series presents a clinical solution to removable partial denture challenges through use of semi-precision attachments.

Mandibular Movement Monitoring for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

In dental sleep medicine, mandibular movement sensors provide a reliable tool for identifying sleep-related breathing disorders.

Continuing Education

Soft Tissue Graft Alternatives for Treating Mucogingival Defects

While autogenous soft tissue grafts remain the gold standard, non-autogenous graft alternatives show promise for treating mucogingival defects.

Managing the Oral-Systemic Link to Reduce Cancer Risk

Through preventive efforts and early diagnosis and treatment, dental teams can play a vital role in managing oral and systemic diseases — including many forms of cancer.

The Importance of Ergonomics In Dentistry

An exploration of various aspects of ergonomic practice that, if managed properly, can create an efficient working environment that promotes wellness among dental team members.

Care Strategies for Removable Dental Prostheses

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach can improve outcomes for patients who wear dentures.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Using Herpes Viruses to Fight Cancer

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and is superseded only marginally by cardiovascular disease. As our population ages, it is possible that cancer may soon take over as the leading cause of death. It is therefore encouraging to note that treatment [...]

At a Glance

3D Imaging in Periodontal and Implant Therapy

Whether contemplating its use  in periodontal and dental implant therapy or another area of practice, clinicians who are thinking of adopting cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are cautioned to view this modality as an adjunct to traditional approaches to care. And, as with all radiography techniques, providers are encouraged to follow the principles of ALARA [...]

Products and Services

January 2023 Marketplace

NEXT-GENERATION IMPLANT SOLUTIONS LAUNCHED ZimVie (zimvie.com) has launched its T3 PRO Tapered Implant and Encode Emergence Healing Abutment. The addition of the T3 PRO to ZimVie’s family of dental implants builds on the proven solutions of the T3 Tapered Implant. In turn, the Encode Emergence Healing Abutment builds upon ZimVie’s three-in-one Encode Impression System. The [...]

Newsline + Industry Info

Dental Team Investigates Bone Regeneration Therapy in Space

In a collaborative effort, the NASA team from the University of Pittsburg School of Dental Medicine’s INTINILAB is working with a biomedical startup to study the effects of lack of gravity on skeletal stem cells. In experiments conducted during the SpaceX-26 RR25 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), researchers tested the ability of a [...]

Modified Hydroxyapatite May Help Restore Tooth Enamel

By combining a complex of amino acids with hydroxyapatite, an international research team has developed a dental coating that replicates tooth enamel at a molecular and structural level. As reported in the study, “Engineering of Biomimetic Mineralized Layer Formed on the Surface of Natural Dental Enamel,” appearing in Results in Engineering, the new biomimetic material [...]

Partnership Seeks to Ensure Children Have a Dental Home

Ensuring that children have a dental home is an important step in promoting a lifetime of oral health. Yet this can be a daunting task for those with limited resources. As a result, DentaQuest, a Boston-based firm that manages Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program dental benefits, has partnered with TeamSmile, an advocacy group that [...]

New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Released

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidance for opioid prescribing that offers recommendations on when and how to issue opioid scripts for patients age 18 and older. This is an update of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016, and includes suggestions for [...]

Evidence-Based Clinical Content

As a peer-reviewed journal, Decisions in Dentistry has always strived to bring you trusted, unbiased and evidence-based clinical content. While we remain steadfast in our mission, we have added a new element to remind readers of our goal to present objective articles and continuing education designed to help dental professionals improve their level of care. [...]

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session Slated

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has released the program for its flagship conference, the 39th Annual AACD Scientific Session, scheduled April 26–29 in Dallas. Offering top-tier educational opportunities from leaders in the field of cosmetic dentistry, the meeting includes hands-on workshops, practice-boosting lectures, and an esthetically focused exhibitors’ area. In addition, the schedule [...]

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

 

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