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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Strategies for Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Expanding on a global scale, this threat needs to be urgently addressed across all health care fields.

Managing Noncarious Cervical Lesions

Effective diagnosis and management of these lesions is vital to helping patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health.

Methods for Assessing Chronic Periodontitis

Understanding the subclassifications of this condition — and methods for assessing and documenting changes — is crucial for effective treatment.

Dietary Impacts on Caries in Children

Dental professionals should help educate parents and caregivers about the prenatal and postnatal dietary factors associated with early childhood caries.

Continuing Education

Treating Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

Adopting a patient-centered approach will help dental professionals improve both oral and systemic health outcomes for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Improve Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Clinicians can increase long-term clinical success by incorporating the principles of minimally invasive dentistry into caries risk assessment and restorative treatment.

Update on Breath Malodor

By understanding the pathogenesis of breath malodor, as well as strategies for its assessment and management, clinicians can effectively address this common condition.

Recognize the Signs Of Domestic Violence

Oral health professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of domestic violence and how to assist victims.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Virtues and Challenges of Solo Practice

Despite the growth of corporate dentistry, the large majority of U.S. dentists are solo practitioners or engaged in small group practice.

At a Glance

Modest Growth Noted In Dental Care Utilization

Much like the U.S. economy, when it comes to the subjects of dental spending and number of dental visits, it’s easy to find conflicting reports.

Products and Services

Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Changing Care Models Stir Debate Among Clinicians

Beyond discussions of student loans and the generational characteristics of millennials, gen-Xers and boomers, the authors on both sides agree that corporate dentistry will play a more prominent role in future care.

Biolase Partners With IPG Medical to Develop New Dental Laser Applications

In an effort to provide a broader portfolio of laser-based solutions to dental practitioners, Biolase has entered into a development and distribution agreement with IPG Medical, a leader in optical fiber-based lasers.

Endodontic Innovation Award Funds High-Tech Research Lab

The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry has received a 50,000-dollar innovation award to build a state-of-the-art endodontic research lab.

Enamel Regeneration Mechanism Discovered

Ameloblasts, or enamel-forming cells, have limited capacity to regenerate.

Federal Grants Seek to Address Children’s Oral Health Disparities

Federal funding supports the Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children.

 

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