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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Fixed Treatment Options for Single Incisor Replacement

An examination of three tooth replacement options for a single incisor.

Current Approaches to Pediatric Endodontics

A review of established treatment modalities for the pediatric-endodontic patient, and the current literature on new guidance.

Evidence-Based Operatory Preparation Protocols

Dental teams must adhere to evidence-based guidelines to ensure the dental operatory is safe for patients and practitioners.

Guest Editorial

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Continuing Education

Applications for Platelet Rich Fibrin in Dentistry

Useful in various dental procedures, platelet rich fibrin promotes wound healing, guides epithelial cell migration, and can be used as an adjunct for bone and soft tissue regeneration.

ORIGINAL RESEARCH Opioid Prescribing in Dentistry: Reduce, Replace, Remove

This analysis of research into opioid prescribing in dentistry leads to evidence-based recommendations for reducing or eliminating opioid use in dental pain management.

Oral Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adults

Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general and mental health among vulnerable groups is key to providing effective oral healthcare.

Gingival Crevicular Fluid as a Biomarker for Periodontal Disease

A discussion of using gingival crevicular fluid as a biomarker for assessing the risk and stages of periodontal disease, as well as other oral and systemic conditions.


Departments

Editor’s Note

How Vaccines Helped Reopen Our Practices

To borrow a phrase used by the Queen of England in 1992, last year was an annus horribilis for our patients and our practice.

At a Glance

Supply Costs Continue to Impact Practices

As the number of COVID-19-related deaths drops across the United States and Americans begin to return to some state of normalcy, the effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt as dental practices navigate the financial challenges associated with the outbreak.

Products and Services

April 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

One-Shade Flowable Composite Saves Time and Money

Offering excellent handling and physical properties, OMNICHROMA FLOW from Tokuyama Dental simplifies shade matching and maximizes clinical versatility.

Newsline + Industry Info

Penn Dental Opens Transformative Center For Innovation and Precision Dentistry

In a joint effort to transform the future of oral healthcare, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have founded the Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry.

Crest and Oral-B Help Advance Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

Committed to advancing healthy oral hygiene habits, Procter & Gamble’s oral care brands Crest and Oral-B are focused on improving access to dental care and oral health products and education to help ensure better healthcare outcomes.

Study Suggests Causal Link Between Periodontitis and Kidney Disease

Research from the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry in the United Kingdom suggests a causal effect between periodontal inflammation and kidney function.

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

National Institutes of Health Studies How COVID-19 Spreads

In an effort to understand how the virus spreads so efficiently, researchers with the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center in Bethesda, Maryland, studied the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in China’s Hunan Province.

Gingival Bleeding May Indicate a Need for More Vitamin C

A study out of the University of Washington School of Dentistry suggests patients who experience gingival bleeding may have a vitamin C deficiency.

 

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