This Month’s Features


Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Periodontics And Implantology

Mark E. Glover, DDS, MSD, shares perspective on the role of cone beam computed tomography in periodontal and dental implant treatment.

Role of Medication in Osseointegration of Dental Implants

As part of risk assessment in implant treatment, clinicians should consider how medications affect osseointegration.

Applications for 3D Printing in Dentistry

Capable of rendering a wide range of oral appliances, models and more, three-dimensional printing is poised to take off in dentistry. Posthodontist and lab owner C. Edgar Davila, DDS, MS, CDT, FACP, lends insights into the clinical capabilities of additive technology.


Continuing Education

Managing Severe Delayed Cutaneous Allergic Drug Reactions

Consisting of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and other conditions, these rare but potentially life-threatening drug reactions require prompt intervention.

Treating Dental Patients With Special Needs and Complex Medical Histories

Preparing dental teams and clinics for the provision of special care dentistry can help improve the oral and systemic health of this patient population.

Update on Dental Topical Anesthetics 

Professional familiarity with new dental topical anesthetic agents is a key element of safe, effective and comfortable care.

Evidence for Mouthrinses as Adjunctive Therapy

The individualized recommendation of therapeutic mouthrinses as adjunct tools can lead to better oral health.



Departments


Editor’s Note

Flossing Study Raises Concerns Over Materials

A recent article in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology raises concerns about the use of dental floss containing polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) — perhaps best known by the trade name Teflon.

At a Glance

What’s Keeping Dentists Awake At Night?

According to a survey by Bankers Healthcare Group, dentists are most worried about declining reimbursement and the impact of dental service organizations (DSOs) on the profession.

Products and Services

May 2019 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.


Newsline

$2 Million Grant Funds Human Immunodeficiency Virus Latency Research

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry nearly $2 million to study human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) latency.

Stakeholders Seek Equity in Children’s Oral Health Care

In response to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) bulletin, “Aligning Dental Payment Policies and Periodicity Schedules in the Medicaid and CHIP Programs,” the Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) is providing further guidance on how state agencies can improve equity in children’s dental care.

Colgate Announces Recipients Of the C.A.R.E. Program

Colgate has announced the 2019 recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (C.A.R.E.), a program that recognizes and supports a new generation of oral health investigators working across multiple disciplines.

Study Finds Dentists Underdiagnose When Placed Under Time Constraints

When faced with time pressure, dentists can miss important details on radiographs and underdiagnose, according to research led by the University of Plymouth Peninsula Dental School in the United Kingdom.

Senior Leaders Program Explores Changing Oral Health Landscape

Henry Schein and Colgate-Palmolive recently sponsored the 13th Annual Senior Dental Leaders Programme in Boston.

Online Intervention Developed to Support Optimal Self-Care

Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, State University of New York at Buffalo investigators will launch an online intervention to help dental patients improve their oral hygiene regimens.

White Paper Focuses On Patient-Centered Solutions to Improve Endodontic Outcomes

The FDI World Dental Federation has released a report calling for patient-centered solutions to improve endodontic outcomes.