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


This Month’s Features

Alternative Restorative Treatment Of an Implant With Internal Thread Damage

This clinical report describes the use of a cast post-and-core to maintain functional restoration of an implant with internal thread damage.

Evidence-Based Approach to Avoid Postop Sensitivity in Adhesive Dentistry

A literature review discussing potential clinical factors contributing to postoperative sensitivity after placing adhesive restorations.

Continuing Education

Decision Points in Periodontal Therapy

Advances within the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology/European Federation of Periodontology classification system will help clinicians formulate effective treatment plans for periodontal care.

Understanding And Managing Gingival Recession

Proper prevention, treatment and maintenance are integral to achieving positive outcomes for patients with gingival recession.

Precision Dentistry in Practice

Personalized dental medicine helps improve outcomes while also reducing the cost of care.

Head and Neck Lesions Associated With the Human Papillomavirus

An examination of risk factors, modes of transmission, and prevention and management strategies for these common viral infections.


Editor’s Note

Applications for Bioprinting Technology

  When dental three-dimensional (3D) printing is mentioned, most dentists think of crowns, habit devices, surgical guides and such — and, in fact, this technology has led to remarkable changes in oral healthcare delivery. However, there is another side to 3D printing that is undergoing an extraordinary evolution. This involves using 3D printers to create [...]

At a Glance

Trends in Tooth Bleaching Technologies

While many dental offices reported rising interest in tooth whitening well before the onset of COVID-19, the pandemic may be driving additional demand — and in unexpected ways. Lending unique perspective is bleaching expert Van B. Haywood, DMD, a professor at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University who coauthored the first paper on [...]

Products and Services

Revealing the Truth About Chlorhexidine, and a Better Alternative

Exploring five myths about chlorhexidine demonstrates that OraCare rinse offers a more effective clinical alternative.

Digital Dentistry Begins With Intraoral Scanning

Adopting intraoral scanning technology increases treatment efficiency and helps improve clinical outcomes.

Smile Design Cases Start With Imaging and Wax-Ups

As this case illustrates, the utilization of photography and a diagnostic wax-up supports successful outcomes when placing porcelain veneers.

July 2022 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

Immune Memory Response May Be Key Factor in Inflammatory Disorders

In research with implications for treating a range of inflammatory conditions, an international team led by University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Dental Medicine investigators has demonstrated how innate immune memory response can increase susceptibility to disorders ranging from periodontitis to cardiovascular disease. Published in Cell, the study, “Maladaptive Innate Immune Training of Myelopoiesis Links [...]

Artificial Intelligence Caries Detection System Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tration (FDA) has ap­proved a caries detection system based on artificial intelligence (AI). The system uses radiographs and information gleaned through the search of more than 100 million data points gathered from dental service organizations, insurance companies and dental schools to create models that help clinicians detect lesions before they [...]

Older Adults Delayed Dental Visits More Than Any Other Care During The Pandemic

While older Americans have long faced barriers to care, it’s no surprise that lockdowns and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated medical and dental conditions experienced by this patient population. To better understand these challenges, the Boston-based nonprofit CareQuest Institute for Oral Health has issued a new report that explores the pandemic’s effects on [...]

New Cell Discovery Holds Promise for Salivary Gland Damage

Investigators at the Scripps Research Institute and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research have found a new type of cell that is integral to salivary gland health. They report that ionocyte cells ensure beneficial levels of potassium, calcium and chlorine ions are available in saliva. These cells also secrete fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF10), [...]

Dental Screenings Can Improve Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

With head and neck cancer rates rising, the American Dental Association (ADA) reminds oral health professionals that two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, regular dental visits are more important than ever. In fact, they could save lives. With the American Cancer Society estimating that 54,000 new cases of oral or oropharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed [...]

Center for Innovation and Translation Will Expand Clinical Research Partnerships

The University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has launched the Center for Innovation and Translation to drive new clinical research partnerships supporting oral and overall health in the United States and beyond. The center will bring together internal and external collaborators to develop innovative practices and translate clinical research to improve [...]


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