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


This Month’s Features

Oral Health Care for Older Adults

Innovation and action are needed to meet the needs of the growing population of older adults.

Ridge Preservation of the Nonpreserved Socket

Appropriate surgical and prosthetic management of nonpreserved sockets following extractions will minimize alveolar bone loss, thus facilitating ridge preservation and implant success.

Trends in Local Anesthesia Delivery

Innovations in technology and materials are helping clinicians better manage procedural and postprocedural pain.

Guide to Dental Photography

This overview will help providers understand the fundamentals of dental photography, allowing them to predictably document clinical patient images.

Continuing Education

Managing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Dental Office

Teams that are properly trained and equipped will be able to quickly respond to sudden cardiac arrest in dental patients.

Transmission Precautions for Dental Aerosols

Understanding the risk posed by aerosols will help minimize the possibility of infection transmission during dental procedures.

Transmucosal Drug Delivery in the Oral Cavity

Offering advantages over conventional methods, transmucosal drug delivery presents an alternative to the traditional enteral, intravenous or intramuscular routes.

Oral Health Care for Patients With Spina Bifida

As a complex neural tube defect, spina bifida causes a variety of impairments that can impact the provision of dental treatment.


Editor’s Note

Fake News and Conflicts of Interest

Our society is inundated with misinformation, much of it frivolous and of no consequence — hence the term “fake news.” Unfortunately, some of it comes from individuals or organizations with ulterior motives. As a result, we have learned to be suspicious of information gleaned from popular sources. Because it is easy to manipulate the internet, it seems prudent to [...]

At a Glance

Cone Beam Use Helps Fuel Rise in Dental Imaging

Industry analysts estimate the more than $2 billion global dental imaging market will expand at a moderate compound annual growth rate of 6.8% by 2024, driven largely by purchases of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) equipment.

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Newsline + Industry Info

Cigarette Smoking at an All-Time Low Among American Adults

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute reports that cigarette smoking has reached the lowest level ever recorded among U.S. adults.

Make Oral Health a Priority, Urges World Health Organization

The importance and integration of oral health measures in disease prevention efforts was the main focus of a United Nations event hosted by the New York University College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center. At the event, oral health stakeholders and United Nations member states were called upon to strengthen their commitment to making oral health a top priority. Positioning oral health as integral [...]

Study Reveals Decrease in Antibiotic Prophylaxis

A study from the University of Sheffield in England examined the impact of a guideline change in prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent infective endocarditis in patients prior to undergoing invasive dental procedures.

Vaccination Policy Adopted to Prevent Oral Cancers

As the number of cases of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers continues to rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has identified how oral health professionals can help educate patients about using the HPV vaccine to prevent oropharyngeal cancers. The ADA’s new policy, which urges dentists to support use of the HPV vaccine, was adopted shorty after the U.S. Food and [...]


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