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


This Month’s Features

Mapping the Maxillary Sinus

The following technique can be used to enhance lateral window sinus lift bone augmentation procedures.

Etiology and Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

A comprehensive review of sensitivity and therapeutic approaches fro clinical and home use.

Advantages of Computer-Controlled Anesthesia

Fluid pressure and tissue type play key roles in successful pain management when utilizing this form of anesthesia delivery.

Plaque and Gingivitis Management With Antimicrobial Rinses

This therapeutic approach may be a helpful adjunct to mechanical biofilm disruption.

Guest Editorial

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Continuing Education

Subgingival Calculus Up Close

When used during minimally invasive periodontal procedures, the dental videoscope offers clinicians direct visualization of nearly undetectable calculus deposits.

Screening for Oral Cancer

Through routine examinations and educating patients about risk factors, oral health professionals can help prevent and detect lesions in their earliest stages.

Impact of Occlusal Discrepancies on Periodontal Disease

An examination of data that support an association between certain types of occlusal contacts and progression of pocket probing depths.

Analysis of the Two-Stage Injection Technique

The evidence supporting this approach to minimizing pain during local anesthesia administration is limited.


Editor’s Note

Dentistry’s Robotic Future

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal discusses the future of robots and their effect on our culture and economy.

At a Glance

Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Patients

Researchers now better understand how quickly gingivitis may develop in pregnant women.

Products and Services

FAQ: Ionolux, IonoStar Molar and IonoStar Plus from VOCO

New glass ionomers offer composite-like handling and esthetics.


Products that practically sell themselves.

FAQ: AIR-FLOW Therapy from Hu-Friedy

Advanced air polishing technology effectively removes oral biofilm.

Newsline + Industry Info

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Ease Children’s Dental Anxiety

“Going to the dentist will really kill.”

Silver Diamine Fluoride Receives New FDA Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its breakthrough therapy designation to silver diamine fluoride 38% (Advantage Arrest, Elevate Oral Care) for use in arresting dental caries in children and adults.

American Academy of Periodontology Names Executive Director

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has named Erin O’Donnell Dotzler executive director.

Cannabis Linked to Elevated Risk of Periodontitis

Recreational cannabis users may be at elevated risk of periodontal disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology.

Unified Classification Criteria Developed for Sjögren Syndrome

Classification criteria for Sjögren syndrome have been developed, validated and approved by the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism.

Kerr Highlights Exceptional Dental Professionals

Kerr is celebrating its 125-year anniversary by paying tribute to dental professionals who go the extra mile to give smiles to others.


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