This Month’s Features
Surgical Risk Assessment for Dental Implants
Through use of objective criteria, clinicians can improve outcomes by effectively assessing patients and specific sites for implant placement.
Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex Case
A patient presenting with multiple challenging factors required creative orthodontic treatment planning.
Appropriate diagnosis and a timely response will improve outcomes when managing traumatic dental injuries.
Clinical Considerations for Root Coverage Procedures
Jonathan H. Do, DDS, discusses treatment options and patient selection when managing gingival recession defects.
CE Sponsored by Zeiss: Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth
A review of the key principles and treatment considerations that affect tooth and restoration survival following root canal treatment.
Managing Hypersensitive Dentin
The following therapies can be used to treat hypersensitivity.
The Evidence Supporting Fluoride Varnish
The efficacy of fluoride varnish in caries management is supported by the literature, as well as numerous professional organizations.
Improve Patient Care With Digital Technology
An examination of how adopting impression scanning and computerized design and milling can lead to better treatment and improved case acceptance.
Understanding the Human Microbiome
Understanding the Human Microbiome.
At a Glance
Trends in Treating Smoking-Related Oral Health Issues
In a good news/bad news scenario, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds the proportion of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.1% in 2015.
Products and Services
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Newsline + Industry Info
Research Shows Promise for Vaccine for Treating Chronic Periodontitis
A study published in NPJ Vaccines is raising hopes that a vaccine for chronic periodontitis might not be far off.
Forecasters Expect the Cosmetic Dentistry Market to Expand
As more patients seek cosmetic treatment to enhance their smile, a report forecasts the global cosmetic dentistry market will reach 27.9 billion dollars by 2024.
Special Publication Explores the Present and Future of Oral Health Care Delivery
A special publication produced through a collaboration between Colgate- Palmolive and Scientific American Custom Media examines changes to the practice of dentistry.
Smartphone App Links Patients and Dentists in Dental Emergencies
Patients experiencing a dental issue when the dentist’s office is closed might not have to rush to the emergency department.
Federal Guidelines Updated for Office Safety and Health
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs.”