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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Uses for Cone Beam Computed Tomography In Endodontic Care

Three-dimensional radiography is a helpful adjunct that supports accurate endodontic diagnosis, case planning and treatment.

Management of Malocclusion In Children and Adolescents

An exploration of the pediatric and general dentist’s role in early intervention in malocclusion involving issue with space management or posterior crossbite.

Provisional Removable Prostheses Fabricated From A Digital Impression

This case report presents a patient for whom interim removable partial dentures replacing maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth were fabricated based on digital intraoral imaging.

Continuing Education

Update on the Oral-Systemic Link

As science’s understanding of the role of inflammation evolves, the oral-systemic association between periodontal disease and a broad array of other inflammatory conditions becomes clearer.

Exploring Alternative Payment Models for Oral Health Care

An examination of the cost and utilization of alternative payment models for oral health care over a patient’s lifetime.

Managing Pediatric Dental Trauma

Understanding the risk and presentations of dental trauma — and performing appropriate first aid — can lead to positive oral health outcomes in this patient population.

Introducing a Therapy Dog Into Practice

While animal-assisted interventions may help calm anxious patients, dental professionals should follow appropriate guidelines to ensure the successful introduction of a therapy dog into practice.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Questioning the Safety of Generic Drugs

Information in this space is normally drawn from multiple sources; however, after reading Bottle of Lies by Katherine Eban I decided to make an exception.

At a Glance

States Where Dentists Earn the Most

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles wage data on more than 800 professions, including the dental field.

Products and Services

January 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Decisions in Dentistry Launches Financial Podcast

Decisions in Dentistry is pleased to announce a new podcast hosted by dental industry financial expert Art Wiederman.

Study Finds Oral Palate Differences In Patients With Schizophrenia

Research from the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine and University of Maryland School of Dentistry indicates patients with deficit schizophrenia have a wider oral palate than individuals with other forms of the disease, as well as those without the disorder.

New Guideline Suggests Antibiotics Seldom Needed for Toothaches

The American Dental Association (ADA) has released a new guideline that suggests antibiotics are not appropriate for toothaches in most cases.

Experts Call for Radical Reform in Oral Health Care

New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Dentistry, together with The Lancet, recently hosted an event at the United Nations to bring oral health into the conversation about universal health coverage.

 

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