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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Decision-Making in Restoring an Implant-Supported Overdenture

This case report demonstrates the challenges of a full-mouth rehabilitation with a maxillary implant-supported overdenture and single implant restorations in the mandibular arch.

Minimize Risk of COVID-19 Upon Returning To Work

Here is a summary of recommendations from leading organizations for returning to dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ultrasonic Aerosols in the Age of COVID-19

Given concerns over transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, managing aerosols produced during ultrasonic scaling is a key tenet of safe practice.

Continuing Education

Diagnosing Premalignant and Malignant White Lesions

These clinical presentations will help providers differentiate oral mucosal lesions that may be malignant or premalignant from benign white lesions.

Applications for Acupuncture in Dentistry

An overview of this ancient technique and the most common oral conditions that can be treated with acupuncture therapy.

Toxicity of E-Cigarettes on Human Health

While often touted as less harmful than traditional smoking, use of electronic cigarettes is not without risks.

Prevention Over Prevalence: Importance of Interdental Cleaning

Informed clinicians can help tailor individualized, patient-specific recommendations for effective interdental cleaning.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Searching for a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

Could a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus be in our near future?

At a Glance

Seniors Support Adding Medicare Dental Benefits

In December 2019, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging surveyed a national sample of more than 1000 adults ages 65 to 80 about their oral health and if they had dental coverage.

Products and Services

July/August 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Dependable Implant for Every Indication

Implant solutions from Glidewell.

Newsline + Industry Info

OCTOdent Partners with University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

OCTOdent, an Arkansas-based company specializing in dental evacuation equipment, has partnered with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry (UTHSC) in Memphis to provide dental students, patients and educators with its Extraoral Aerosol Scavenger.

University of California, San Francisco Dental Alumni Earn Recognition

Peter Milgrom, DDS, a professor of oral health sciences and pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health, is among the winners of the 2020 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Campaign Alumni Awards, named by the alumni association.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $175B in Provider Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $175 billion in relief funds for healthcare providers and hospitals as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Everyday Hygiene Practices Reduce Risk of Infections

A position paper published in the American Journal of Infection Control online suggests improved everyday hygiene practices reduce the risk of common infections by up to 50%, and reduce the need for antibiotics by up to 30%.

COVID-19 Isn’t Deterring Patients From the Dental Office

A survey by DentalPlans.com, an online marketplace for dental savings plans, reveals that as long as safety precautions are in place, nearly 90% of respondents will visit the dentist despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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