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


This Month’s Features

Immediate Implant Placement With Virtual Planning in the Esthetic Zone

Addressing the buccal gap dimension and applying the principles of the 10 keys will help ensure optimal esthetic outcomes with anterior implants.

Overcoming Soft Tissue Complications During Implant Restoration

Adopting a biological-driven approach will lead to functional and esthetic implant restorations, while supporting stability in the surrounding tissues.

Orthodontic Extraction Therapy: A Hard Look At the Evidence

Lengthy debate has not brought about consensus on the role of extractions in orthodontic treatment.

Guest Editorial

Orthodontic Extraction Therapy: A Hard Look At the Evidence

Lengthy debate has not brought about consensus on the role of extractions in orthodontic treatment.

Continuing Education

Vaccine’s Role in Controlling SARS-CoV-2 Infection

The development and implementation of COVID-19 vaccines are essential steps in managing infection rates from SARS-CoV-2 and its variants.

Oral Health Effects of Immunosuppressive Medications

Dental professionals should be prepared to detect and manage the oral manifestations of this class of pharmaceuticals.

Dermal Fillers in the Dental Setting

While utilization of these cosmetic enhancements has become more prevalent in dental care, their use is not without risk.

Nonspecific Oral Ulcerations in Infants

This case illustrates a nonspecific ulcer in an infant with a history of aerodigestive tract trauma, and the process of establishing a differential diagnosis.


Editor’s Note

Accelerating Early Cancer Detection

Cancer kills 10 million people annually worldwide and 600,000 in the United States alone.

At a Glance

The Bottom Line on Electronic Apex Locators

Successful root canal treatment depends on establishing an accurate working length, and, toward this goal, electronic apex locators (EAL) are considered a key modality for obtaining this critical measurement.

Products and Services

Marketplace January 2022

A listing of featured products.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Helps Dentists Go Further, Faster

Skills development, collegial connections, and accreditation rank among the membership benefits.

Newsline + Industry Info

Report Details 20 Years of Advances and Challenges In Americans’ Oral Health

Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of oral conditions, many in the United States still have chronic oral health problems and lack access to care, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Ventilation Calculator Measures Operatory Air Exchange Rates

Researchers at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) in Rochester, New York, have created a “ventilator calculator” to help practices improve their indoor air quality in an effort to mitigate the risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Belmont Publications Rebrands as Belmont Business Media

Parent company of Decisions in Dentistry, Belmont Publications, Inc. formally announces the rebranding of its corporate identity to BelmontBusiness Media.

Leaders in Evidence-Based Dentistry Honored

The American Dental Association Science and Research Institute (ADASRI) and American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research honor the winners of the annual Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Faculty and Practice Awards.

Center Promotes Community Access to Oral Healthcare

The Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco is now the Pacific Center for Equity in Oral Health Care.

In Memoriam: Mark J. Feldman, DMD

Mark J. Feldman, DMD, executive director of the New York State Dental Association, passed away on November 25, 2021.

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.


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