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


This Month’s Features

Comparing Three Ceramic Materials for Digital Dentistry

Lithium disilicate, zirconia, and resin-matrix ceramic materials present three viable options for digitally based restorative dentistry.

Implantology Techniques to Avoid Complications

Careful planning and placement will help minimize complications and peri-implant disease following dental implant procedures.

Role of the Infection Prevention Coordinator

Appointing an infection control coordinator is an integral step in ensuring an infection prevention program is compliant and effective.

Guest Editorial

Nutrition Is Key for Children’s Oral and Overall Health

Pediatric dentists and general practitioners can help ensure a lifetime of oral health by educating children and families about the importance of nutrition during the developmental years.

Continuing Education

Caring for Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder

The following strategies will prove helpful when caring for patients with autism spectrum disorder.

Effects of Estrogen in Temporomandibular Disorders

More prevalent among women during their reproductive years, temporomandibular disorders may be affected by hormonal fluctuations.

Setting Risk-Based Periodontal Recare Intervals

Careful assessment of these factors will help dental teams establish appropriate, risk-based recare intervals for periodontal maintenance.

Treating Children With Sensory Processing Disorders

Being knowledgeable about sensory processing disorders can help dental teams provide effective care and improve the oral health of this patient population.


Editor’s Note

Developments in Medical Tourism

An article in The New York Times highlights a sea change in medical tourism: It has now been approved by some insurance plans.

At a Glance

Improving Care for Patients With Disabilities

Ensuring access to oral health care for this population is a challenge. Patients with disabilities may require more time, adaptive equipment and anesthesia that private dental plans and government insurance programs may not cover.

Products and Services

February 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Cost Remains Barrier to Accessing Oral Health Care

As the connection between oral and overall health becomes clearer, patients are increasingly motivated to achieve and maintain good oral health.

Focus on Nutrition During National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to fo­cus on the oral health of in­fants, children and adolescents.

Researchers Seek to Improve the Methods Used to Measure Children’s Pain

Working under a 5-year National Institutes of Health grant, researchers at the University of Washington School of Dentistry are seeking to improve how dentists measure pediatric patients’ pain.

Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Offers Nonopioid Treatment for Chronic Pain

Researchers have taken aprepitant — a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that previously failed in clinical trials for pain — and repackaged it using a novel, nano-based technology to deliver the drug into specific compartments of nerve cells.

Robert J. Genco Posthumously Named Fellow of the National Academy Of Inventors

Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, a State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) distinguished professor of oral biology, periodontics and microbiology, has been posthumously named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Acupuncture May Reduce Radiation-Induced Xerostomia

Cancer patients experiencing xerostomia may benefit from acupuncture treatment during the radiation stages of therapy.


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