This Month’s Features
Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototype as a Diagnostic Aid
An exploration of using a bonded prototype as a diagnostic aid in cases requiring adjustment of the occlusal vertical dimension.
Passive Space Management in Children
An essential part of pediatric dental care, understanding the concept of space management is critical in managing the developing dentition.
Clinical Presentation of Behçet’s Disease
Featuring oral symptoms similar to herpes simplex virus Type 1 and aphthous ulcer, Behçet’s disease may initially be detected by oral health professionals.
Use of CAD/CAM Technology in Restorative Practice
Digital dentistry can be combined with conventional techniques in the provision of restorations, implants and multiunit prostheses.
Incorporating the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Into Practice
Oral health professionals who are well versed in the new guidelines will be best prepared to handle the implications for patient care.
Understanding the Clinician’s Role in Forensic Dentistry
With adequate training, dental teams can play an integral role in forensic odontology by identifying human remains, as well as possible signs of abuse or neglect.
Recognition and Management of Complications in Third Molar Surgery
Complications in wisdom tooth extractions can be minimized by careful preoperative assessment, adept surgical technique, and timely recognition of any adverse events.
Dental Laser Applications in Pediatrics
With indications ranging from soft tissue surgery to caries preparation, dental lasers can help clinicians maintain optimal oral health in this patient population.
Adherence to Professional Suggestions
As oral health professionals, we deal with diseases that result from patients’ lack of adherence to our clinical recommendations.
At a Glance
Dentists Lean Conservative, but Carry Clout
Dental procedures may only represent 4% of national health care expenditures, but in Washington, D.C., dentists carry clout.
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Periodontal Disease Staging and Grading System Issued
The American Academy of Periodontology has published proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions, held in November in Chicago.
FDA Takes Action Against Teething Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged manufacturers of over-the-counter benzocaine products to stop marketing them for treating teething pain in infants and children under the age of 2.
Dental Home Day Launches Full Year of Free Care
Underserved children from Waianae Coast communities in Oahu, Hawaii, will receive 12 months of oral care as part of Dental Home Day.
Ultradent Founder Receives Loma Linda University’s Distinguished Service Award
Dan Fischer, DDS, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, has received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from his dental school alma mater, Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.
CDC Ramps Up the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
Although efforts to combat antibiotic resistance are working, there’s more to be done, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.
Columbia University Opens Center for Precision Dental Medicine
Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine’s new Center for Precision Dental Medicine uses big data to guide patient care, transform dental education, and discover new ways to comanage chronic diseases.
American Teledentistry Association Debuts
The newly formed American Teledentistry Association (ATDA) seeks to shape the conversation about teledentistry as a tool to increase access to care for millions of Americans.