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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Use of Preprocedural Rinses to Reduce Risk of Dental Aerosols

Preprocedural rinsing with antimicrobial mouthrinse may help support safe care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simplified Denture Duplication for Implant Surgical Guides

This denture duplication technique can simplify in-house fabrication of dental implant surgical guides.

Consequences of Tooth Clenching

This common parafunctional behavior may have long-term consequences on the central nervous system.

Easy Method for Esthetic Postsurgical Splint Fabrication

This case study of a patient with cleft lip and palate demonstrates a simple method to provide anterior esthetics and maxillomandibular fixation while healing after orthognathic surgery.

Continuing Education

Diagnosing Incidental Thyroid Calcifications on Dental Images

Early detection of thyroid nodules is critical in differentiating between malignant and nonmalignant lesions in order to implement appropriate management strategies.

Enamel Development and Vitamin D Deficiency in Breastfed Infants

Infants who are exclusively breastfed are subject to vitamin D deficiency, which may affect enamel development an caries risk. Early interventions, including vitamin D supplements, may promote positive oral health outcomes.

Differential Diagnosis for Acute Facial Paralysis

The following case report illustrates the diagnosis and management of facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Maximizing Utility of the Dental Hygienist

Leveraging a dental hygienist’s advanced skill set can improve efficiency and productivity in any dental practice.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Role of B Cells and T Cells in COVID Vaccine Strategies

As of this writing, various vaccines are in production to fight SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

At a Glance

Products and Services

December 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA

The weekly podcast, “The Art of Dental Finance and Management,” addresses essential topics relevant to practicing clinicians.

Remdesivir Approved as First COVID-19 Treatment

In a move heralding the first COVID-19 treatment to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the antiviral drug remdesivir has been approved for treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Patients Open To Vaccination Within the Dental Setting

According to a recent poll from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, patients are open to the idea of routine vaccination at the dental office.

Research Awards Support Advanced Orthodontic Care

Align Technology has announced the opening of its 2021 Research Award Program to support dental research in universities across the globe.

Research Shows Rapid Rise in Vaping and Marijuana Use in Young Adults

Although cigarette smoking has been on the decline for a decade, two trends have become popular with young adults between the ages of 18 and 25: electronic cigarettes and marijuana.

Harvard Study Suggests Periodontal Disease May Increase Cancer Risk

Researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggest patients with periodontal disease may be at greater risk of developing cancer than the general population.

 

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