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