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


This Month’s Features

Byte into the Future With Milling Machines

Milling machines play a vital role in modern digital dentistry. During my tenure as a dental lab technician, we used them to streamline our lab production, but their use in chairside manufacturing has deepened my interest in their potential. As a recent graduate of prosthodontics, I appreciate the differences between in-office and remote lab milling [...]

CAD/CAM-Driven Full-Arch Restorations

This guide to digital workflow supports the precision of this therapy in addressing edentulism.

Use of Laser Therapy in Amalgam Tattoo Removal

This case report demonstrates the benefits of using a 9300 nm CO2 laser to eliminate this type of lesion.

Guest Editorial

Screw Retention and Disease Prevention

Implants should be designed to minimize this serious complication.

Continuing Education

Bone Grafting Materials for Ridge Preservation

Choosing the most appropriate graft material is key to successful outcomes.

Common Oral Lesions in the Dental Setting

Strategies for a differential diagnoses of immune-related oral mucosal diseases.

A Novel Approach to Treating Retrograde Peri-Implantitis

The early diagnosis and treatment of these rare lesions will improve patient satisfaction and implant maintenance.

Tackling Early Childhood Caries

Interprofessional cooperation is key to effective prevention of tooth decay.


Editor’s Note

Are We ‘Cleaning’ Dental Implants Correctly?

If the foreign body hypothesis is correct, how can the resulting effects be minimized?

At a Glance

The Future of Dentistry

From basic restorative procedures to complex, double-arch reconstructions, three-dimensional (3D) printing can positively impact each step in a patient’s treatment and improve his or her overall experience. In my practice, every patient receives an intraoral scan to generate a digital impression. The standard tessellation language (.STL) file generated by the intraoral scanner is sent to [...]

Products and Services

Is Key for Long-Term Success

Investing in high-quality, restorative handpieces minimizes disruptions in chair time, maximizing patient treatment efficiency.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Pac-Dent’s iMatrix™ Clear Sectional Matrix System provides high-quality restorations while saving time and money.

Selecting the Right One-Shade Flowable

With OMNICHROMA, the single-shade family of composites, restorations will look esthetically pleasing, withstand the wear and tear of life, and look just as natural as the day of the restoration even after 6 months, 1 year, and longer.

Newsline + Industry Info

Decisions Contributor Receives Prestigious Award

Vanchit John, BDS, MDS, DDS, MSD, chair of the Department of Periodontology at Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry in Bloomington and frequent contributor to Decisions in Dentistry, recently received the IU President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching on April 8. John is the first member of the School of Dentistry faculty to receive the President’s [...]

Japanese Dentists Sue Google Over Bad Reviews

In Tokyo, 63 physicians and dentists have taken legal action against Google, asking for ap­prox­imately 1.4 million yen in damages, alleging that unfair reviews on its navigation app, Google Maps, have significantly harmed their businesses. Filed with the Tokyo District Court, this lawsuit marks the first challenge of its kind against a technology giant providing [...]

Study Finds Benefits to Iron-Rich Enamel in Rodents

Researchers have unveiled detailed images of the incisors of certain rodents, revealing the intricate structure of their enamel and its protective qualities. Contrary to previous beliefs, the orange-brown color of these teeth does not stem from iron-rich enamel but rather from a surface layer of aromatic amino acids and minerals. Through high-resolution imaging, scientists observed [...]

Collaboration Aims to Boost Access

Patricia Braun, MD, and her team at Denver Health are furthering the integration of oral health into medical checkups for underserved populations. With a $6 million federal grant, Braun and colleagues have trained 250 primary care providers in oral health, emphasizing assessment, education, and preventive care. The physicians collaborate closely with dental hygienists and refer [...]


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