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


This Month’s Features

Prevent Peri-Implant Mucositis

Taking an individualized approach to prevention and therapy can improve outcomes when treating this precursor to peri-implantitis.

Etiology and Management of White Spot Lesions

Determining the cause of these lesions is essential to successful treatment and esthetic improvement.

Oral Biofilm’s Role in Disease Pathogenesis

Understanding biofilm-associated diseases is key to successful prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Treating Tipped and Ectopically Positioned Molars

Clinical approaches to uprighting malpositioned permanent molars.

Continuing Education

Diabetes in Dental Practice

Dental team members must demonstrate an understanding of glycemic monitoring and management to best serve patients with this common chronic disease.

Oral Health Maintenance for Patients With Breast Cancer

Helping patients with breast cancer maintain optimal oral health is a key component in the overall continuum of care.

Clinical Approaches to Treating Children With Autism

A variety of strategies can be employed to successfully treat this patient population.

Diagnosing Developmental Tooth Anomalies

Early diagnosis of these morphological variations may help improve esthetic and functional treatment outcomes.


Editor’s Note

Are We Removing Too Many Teeth?

As dentists have gained confidence with the long-term success of implants, the use of these devices has increased.

At a Glance

Dental Implants Rank as Top Growth Category

Dentists are responding by adding implants to their list of services.

Products and Services

FAQ: Multi-Axis Spiral Suction from Ghost Manufacturing

Award-winning suction tip revolutionizes high-volume evacuation.


A listing of featured products.

Product Profile: Perio protocols use the PerioLase MVP-7 from Millennium Dental Technologies

Minimally invasive therapies improve periodontal outcomes and speed recovery time.

Newsline + Industry Info

Researchers Investigate Possible Link Between Oral Infections and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause of mortality among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

‘Ironman’ Food Drive Benefits Families in Need

Each year, Ultradent Products, a leading manufacturer of dental materials, devices and instruments, coordinates a food drive to benefit the Utah Food Bank.

New Legislation Places Medical Device Tax on Two-Year Hold

By nearly a three-to-one majority, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill (HR 2029) that places a two-year moratorium on the 2.3% federal excise tax on medical device sales.

Report Notes Progress in Patient Safety Efforts

Fifteen years after the Institute of Medicine brought public attention to the magnitude and risk posed by errors in clinical practice, patient safety concerns remain a serious public health issue.

Oral Health America Gala Helps Fund 2016 Outreach Programs

Tickets are now available for Oral Health America’s (OHA) 26th annual gala and benefit, which returns to Chicago’s historic Navy Pier.

American Dental Association Appoints New Director of Professional Product Review and Standards

The American Dental Association (ADA) has appointed Luiz Meirelles, DDS, MS, PhD, as its new director of professional product review and standards.

Online Resource Outlines Tenets of Environmentally Responsible Practice

Made possible by an educational grant from Kerr, a new online tool can help steer dental offices toward environmentally responsible practice.


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