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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Strategic Considerations for the Periodontally Questionable Tooth

Retaining At-Risk Teeth May Come with Economic, Psychosocial, and Clinical Benefits.

Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

From enhancing clinical documentation with AI-powered speech recognition to revolutionizing diagnostic image analysis, the benefits provided by AI and augmented Intelligence are many.

The Diagnosis and Management of Denture Stomatitis

Resolution of this commonly encountered inflammatory, infectious condition is key to successful patient outcomes.

Continuing Education

Diagnosing and Treating Cemental Tears and Cervical Projections

Learn more about the incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these issues so periodontal problems can be prevented.

Unraveling Post-Tooth Extraction Sequelae in Older Adults

Three case studies shed light on the challenges of reactive tissue development and delayed wound healing.

Managing Multiple Recession Defects Associated With Noncarious Cervical Lesions

Acellular dermal matrix is a viable treatment option for addressing these types of noncarious lesions.

Addressing Oral Health Disparities Among
Refugees

New refugees frequently experience oral health disparities, emphasizing the need for culturally informed practices in oral healthcare to ensure access and improve outcomes.


Departments

Editor’s Note

C. Auris poses risks in the dental setting

Proper hand care and pretreatment mouthrinses can reduce the probability of fungal spread

At a Glance

Digital Workflow for Implant Prostheses

Innovation in digital dental technology is growing exponentially, and its clinical applications in implant dentistry translate into what is called a “digital workflow.” The current applications of digital dental technology in full-arch fixed implant rehabilitation of the edentulous patient include three main components: three-dimensional (3D) imaging and digital implant planning, template-guided implant surgery, and digital [...]

Products and Services

Maximizing 
the Advantages 
of Fluoride

Prescription fluoride offers a variety of benefits for kids and adults at high caries risk.

Newsline + Industry Info

Dentistry Mourns One of the Greats

Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, a tremendous contributor to dental education, dental research, and oral health promotion, passed away on December 22, 2023. A professor emeritus and dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he was also the former director of the National Institute of Dental and [...]

Decisions’ Managing Editor Recognized by the American Dental Association

Decisions in Dentistry’s Managing Editor Adam E. Saltz, DMD, MS, MPH, was recognized as an American Dental Association (ADA) “10 Under 10.” Established in 2017 by the ADA New Dentist Committee, the program spotlights exceptional dentists within 10 years of graduating from a Commission on Dental Accreditation-accredited dental school. Honored dentists illustrate excellence in science, [...]

North Carolina Expands 
Medicaid but not Reimbursement

The state of North Carolina recently expanded Medicaid and included dental benefits, enabling more than 500,000 North Carolinians to receive professional oral health services. Unfortunately, only about 45% of the state’s dentists accept Medicaid, making it challenging for those covered by the public insurance program to access regular dental care. According to NC Health News, [...]

 

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