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


This Month’s Features

Importance of Records and Occlusion in Advanced Implant Prosthodontics

Following accepted prosthetic concepts — particularly occlusion — is critical to successful long-term outcomes when restoring more complex implant cases.

Implementing Periodontal Surgical Checklists

The use of checklists for periodontal and other oral surgeries can help improve outcomes in clinical practice and academic settings.

Clinical Value of Visual Acuity

Whether age or digital exposure is affecting vision, strategies are available to improve eyesight in clinical settings.

Anatomic Variation of the Mental Foramen

Careful presurgical planning, radiographic evaluation and surgical technique will minimize complications when anatomical structures, such as the mental foramen, are positioned outside of the expected location.

Guest Editorial

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Continuing Education

Implications of the COVID Vaccine in Clinical Practice

This overview of COVID-19 vaccine developments explores the ramifications for dental teams and patients.

Impact of Self-Care on Periodontal Therapy Outcomes

An investigation of patient self-care performance in periodontal case management.

Concepts and Considerations for Surgical Crown Lengthening

This review of surgical crown lengthening includes discussions of presurgical planning, surgical technique and postprocedural healing.

Contraceptives’ Role in Periodontal Disease Risk

Research suggest contraceptive use raises the risk of periodontitis.


Editor’s Note

Looking to a Brighter Future Ahead

America is strong, our people are good, and our economic base is solid. We will weather this storm.

At a Glance

Policy Changes Lead to Fewer Opioid Scripts

While all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, the national epidemic of opioid addiction has not gone away and may have worsened.

Products and Services

January 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA

The weekly podcast, “The Art of Dental Finance and Management,” addresses essential topics relevant to practicing clinicians.

Researchers Create First Map of the Microbiome of Dental Black Plaque

The dark pigmentations that appear on dental enamel near the gingiva have a bacterial origin, and researchers note there is no definitive therapy to completely remove these stains.

University Upgrades Help Support Planned 2-Year Endodontic Residency Program

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry’s Division of Endodontics recently completed renovation efforts on its endodontic suite.


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