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


This Month’s Features

Addressing Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Buccal Mucosa

Although rare, this form of oral cancer can be aggressive and has high recurrence — which underscores the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

Implant Placement With Augmentation and Osteotomy Sinus Elevation

A case report describing implant placement in a maxillary posterior ridge with deficient horizontal ridge and sinus pneumatization.

Dental Implications of Gastroparesis

As evidenced by this case report, gastrointestinal motility disorders can have significant ramifications for oral health.

Caries Prevention With Adjunctive Rinses

Recommending fluoride mouthrinse can help reduce the incidence of lesions in pediatric populations.

Guest Editorial

Everyone Is Talking About Caries Risk — Are You?

Essential to disease prevention and treatment, a reliable caries risk assessment tool is a great conversation starter for personalized care.

Continuing Education

Accelerated Orthodontic Tooth Movement

The use of adjunctive surgical or noninvasive techniques and devices can help shorten treatment time, thus minimizing risk of complications.

Oral Health Risks of Multiple Sclerosis

Customized care plans are needed to help patients with this neurodegenerative disorder maintain oral and systemic health.

CE Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Midwest: Dental Handpiece Care and Processing

Following recommended methods for cleaning, maintaining and sterilizing handpieces can provide a safe care environment for patients and staff.

Risk-Based Treatment Planning

Oral health risk assessment helps support comprehensive, personalized therapy that contributes to better care and optimal outcomes.


Editor’s Note

The Human Microbiome Revisited

As noted in last month’s editorial, the bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and archaea found in the body are collectively known as the human microbiome.

At a Glance

Impact of Health Care Reform on Preventive Care

One of the top agenda items for the new Republican administration is repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Products and Services

FAQ: Surgical Microscope Technology From Zeiss

Dental microscopes aid all aspects of clinical practice.

Product Profile: New Patient Mastery 5-Star Certification Program from the Scheduling Institute

Proven strategy for practice growth helps attract new patients.

Newsline + Industry Info

$1.9 Million Grant Awarded to Study Calcium Control in Enamel

A five-year, 1.9 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has been awarded to study calcium control in enamel.

Feds Ban Sale and Use of Powdered Exam Gloves

Clinicians who still have powdered gloves in the office need to stop using them.

Handpiece Sterilization Guidelines Help Create a Safe Practice Environment

Ensuring effective dental handpiece processing is an essential part of today’s infection prevention protocol.

Salivary Gland Abnormalities May Cause Caries in Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Patients

Dentists may be closer to developing better strategies for managing oral health in cleft lip/palate patients as a result of a new study.

New Bill Seeks to Repeal Medical Device Tax and Spur Dental Innovation

Whether or not Republicans succeed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a bipartisan coalition has introduced legislation designed to ensure the unpopular 2.3% medical device tax that partially funds it will not be back.


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