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

Contents

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.

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.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Accelerating Early Cancer Detection

Cancer kills 10 million people annually worldwide and 600,000 in the United States alone. Fortunately, we are now able to identify some cancers much earlier than previously possible. This is due to a process called comprehensive genome profiling (CGP), a discovery credited to Meredith Halks-Miller, MD, who was running experiments on expectant mothers and their [...]

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. Additionally, these units can help determine the location of perforations that occur through internal/external resorption or treatment mismanagement. Yet, despite this utility, it is important to [...]

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). “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges” is a follow-up to the seminal “Oral Health in America: [...]

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. The calculator determines the number of air changes per hour in a given space, which helps clinicians decide if [...]

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 Belmont Business Media. As a market leader in providing peer-reviewed clinical content, Decisions in Dentistry will continue to deliver evidence-based articles and continuing education courses from nationally ranked educators, researchers and clinicians. The corporate name change reflects [...]

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. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate, the awards are presented to educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and [...]

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. Under the leadership of director Elisa Chávez, DDS, professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, the newly renamed center is building on its [...]

In Memoriam: Mark J. Feldman, DMD

Mark J. Feldman, DMD, executive director of the New York State Dental Assoc iation, passed away on November 25, 2021. Passionately involved in organized dentistry since the early 1980s, Feldman was a former American Dental Association president and the organization’s first elected treasurer. “No time in his career exemplified Dr. Feldman’s commitment better than the [...]

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

 

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