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


This Month’s Features

Blended Workflows in the Planning and Delivery of Dental Implants

Digital technology has streamlined many areas of dentistry. Surgical guides, for example, minimize local, patient and/or esthetic risk factors during implant surgery. More importantly, they outline treatment for the surgical and restorative team from its onset. Computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) can then be used to fabricate implant abutments, single and multiunit [...]

Utility of Cone Beam Imaging in Periodontics And Implant Therapy

This review will help providers understand applications for cone beam computed tomography in implant planning and placement, as well as when diagnosing and treating periodontal disease.

Overview and Management Of Endodontic Iatrogenic Extrusions

An examination of the risks, etiologies, and best practices to help mitigate sodium hypochlorite and calcium hydroxide iatrogenic extrusions in endodontic care.

Continuing Education

Dental Implants in Older Adults

Increasingly, clinicians are providing stable function by placing dental implants in patients in their 80s and 90s.

Broadening Clinical Perspectives on Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks

In addition to the conventional Halsted inferior alveolar nerve block and two well-known alternatives, this discussion will examine key features of other mandibular block techniques and short needle approaches.

Porphyromonas gingivalis’ Role In the Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease

This bacterium’s unique features offer insights into the development of periodontitis and inflammation-driven systemic diseases.

Diagnosing and Treating Nasopalatine Duct Cysts

Oral health professionals who understand the common characteristics of nasopalatine duct cysts can effectively diagnose and manage these lesions.


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Silent Partners Offer a Long-Term Wealth Building Strategy

By partnering with an invisible dental support organization, doctors can leverage group buy efficiencies and concentrate on care rather than administrative burdens.

Negotiating Fees Can Result in Higher Reimbursement Rates

Veritas Dental Resources helps practices negotiate higher fees from preferred provider plans by an average of 15% to 40%.

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The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

Impact of Marijuana Use on Dental Care

With medical and/or recreational use of marijuana now legal in a growing number of states, it’s not surprising there has been an uptick in patients presenting for dental care under the influence. What may seem unlikely, however, is how common this practice may actually be. According to survey data from the American Dental Association (ADA), [...]

American Dental Education Association Celebrates 100 Years Of Service

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) marks its centennial this year, a milestone that represents 100 years of advancing dental education by helping to prepare what ADEA calls “future ready” oral health professionals. Karen P. West, DMD, MPH, president and CEO, describes it as a bridge moment for the association, noting it honors a rich [...]

Researchers Consider Placing Hearing Aids in Dental Implants

In a development that might initially seem far-fetched, researchers are considering incorporating hearing aids into dental implants. The marriage may have merit, however, as dental implants — which are osseointegrated into bone — may be able to transmit vibrations through the jawbone to the inner ear. For the hearing impaired, this would provide a more [...]

Fresh Approaches to Improving Access to Care

Although there has been steady progress in increasing access to dental care, the pace has been slower than what some might like. Fortunately, two innovative approaches demonstrate that fresh thinking may help accelerate access to professional treatment. One involves bringing pop-up clinics into various workplaces to provide dental care, while another deploys clinical teams to [...]

Evidence-Based Clinical Content

As a peer-reviewed journal, Decisions in Dentistry has always strived to bring you trusted, unbiased and evidence-based clinical content. While we remain steadfast in our mission, we have added a new element to remind readers of our goal to present objective articles and continuing education designed to help dental professionals improve their level of care. [...]


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