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


This Month’s Features

Managing the Unexpected: Modification of Existing Richmond Crowns

As this case report illustrates, clinicians may encounter restorations and materials that are no longer widely used, necessitating the ability to manage the unexpected.

Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial: Dental Sleep Medicine — Are You Asleep at the Wheel?

Understanding the etiology of sleep-related breathing disorders, as well as effective treatment planning and management, are pivotal to successful dental sleep medicine outcomes.

Continuing Education

Dental Management Considerations for Cannabis Users

Dental teams should be able to identify the signs and symptoms of use — and possible abuse — of cannabis and cannabis products.

Low Energy Laser Ablation Therapy for Hairy Tongue

This case report describes palliative treatment of hairy tongue using a 9300 nm CO2 laser and low energy ablation therapy.

Presentation of Monkeypox in the Dental Setting

Understanding the origins of this viral disease and how it spreads will help oral health professionals advise patients and prevent cross-transmission during dental care.

Conventional and Alternative Approaches to Enamel Remineralization

While fluoride is the gold standard in remineralization therapy, alternative approaches are available — including natural agents.


Editor’s Note

Smartwatches’ Impact on Defibrillators

A recent article in the The Wall Street Journal examines the accuracy of data gathered on atrial fibrillation by so-called smartwatches.

At a Glance

Insights Into Digital Design and Fabrication

Digital design and fabrication are ubiquitous in modern dental practice.

Products and Services

Advanced Portable X-Ray System Offers Innovative Features at Less Weight

Genoray redefines portability with the ultra-lightweight ZEN-PX4 and high-definition Portview S2 sensor.

December 2022 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Infections From Dental Unit Waterlines Prompt Federal Health Advisory

Recent outbreaks of nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections highlight the importance of maintaining and monitoring dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) in accordance with recommended infection prevention protocols.

Excellence in Research Award Honors Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD

The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to developing innovative leaders in oral healthcare, recently presented its annual Shils Awards at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Dental Intraoral Scanners Aid Coral Reef Research

Found in oceans across the globe, coral has proven time-consuming for researchers to measure and study.

State of Cosmetic Dentistry Survey Suggests Post-Pandemic Optimism

In its first major poll since the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) State of the Cosmetic Dentistry Industry Survey includes new findings on popular cosmetic procedures, practice revenues, demographics, and other considerations that can inform owners, associates, suppliers and more.

Medicare and Medicaid Expansion Includes Dental Care

Through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expanding access to dental care, cancer screening and behavioral healthcare.

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.


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