This Month’s Features
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.
Research suggests a multidisciplinary approach involving orthodontics and periodontal therapy helps support positive patient outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vaccines with proven short–term efficacy against COVID-19 are now available.
At a Glance
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.
Newsline + Industry Info
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.
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.
A growing number of states are authorizing dentists to administer immunizations for COVID-19 to help speed vaccine delivery.
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.