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.
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.
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
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.