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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Achieve Positive Outcomes in Full Mouth Esthetic and Functional Rehabilitation

A variety of factors, including the patient’s participation, impact the success of this treatment

Techniques for Improving the Ergonomics of Dental Practice

Adopting ergonomic principles, utilizing advanced tools, and implementing proper techniques can elevate efficiency, reduce pain, and enhance the overall well-being of dental professionals, leading to improved patient care

Continuing Education

Implement the Prescription Fluoride Option

For patient at high caries risk, this treatment strategy can provide the optimal level of fluoride

Treatment Strategies for Patients With Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

While additional research on this medical issue is needed, dental providers can help patients improve their quality of life

Treating Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Those receiving head and neck radiation experience a wide range of negative oral health effects

Adding an Infection Control Coordinator to Your Team

This team member plays an important role in ensuring safety and compliance in the dental setting


Departments

Editor’s Note

The Affordability Crisis

As the diminution of the American middle class continues, the trend was highlighted in a recent article in The Economist.1 It featured the reopening of Tiffany and Company’s flagship New York store, noting that the same day the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported consumer spending in the United States barely grew in March. This lack [...]

At a Glance

The Meaning Behind Sensitive Oral Mucosa

Patients sometimes present to the dental office with a complaint of sensitive gingiva or oral mucosa. While dentists are aware that this is not a physiological presentation, underlying causes should be investigated. Patients with such a symptom may be impacted by the following: Infections (viral, bacterial, or fungal) Nutritional deficits (vitamin B6/​B12, C, and other [...]

Products and Services

Pushing Past Uncertainty

This private practice dentist partnered with Amplify360 to increase his annual profit by more than 130%

A New Vision of an Old Objective

Colgate’s self-contained whitening ecosystem provides high-quality tooth whitening without the traditional side effects.

Top 3 Tips for Wearing Ergonomic Loupes

This important part of the dental armamentarium is key to practicing pain-free

Newsline + Industry Info

Periodontist Joins Decisions’ Editorial Team

Belmont Business Media is pleased to introduce Adam E. Saltz, DMD, MS, MPH, as the new managing editor of Decisions in Dentistry. He joins an editorial team led by Editor in Chief Thomas G. Wilson Jr., DDS. Introduced in 2015, Decisions offers dentists working in general, family, and cosmetic dentistry, as well as specialists from [...]

NC Dentist Creates a Fellowship for Pediatric Dental Residents

Following completion of her pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry, Gail Rohlfing, MS, DDS, began a 30-year career providing dental care to children in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the time, she had purchased a large piece of land in the Piedmont Triad region [...]

Grifters Target Dentists in California

Scam artists are posing as members of the California State Dental Board to swindle unsuspecting dentists. They call dental practices noting that the dentist’s license has been suspended due to suspicious drug prescribing practices and then ask for payment or personal information to ensure the license is reinstated. The California Dental Association is alerting its [...]

Upstate New Yorkers File Lawsuit to Reinstate Community Water Fluoridation

A group of parents in Buffalo, New York, has filed a class action lawsuit in state Supreme Court to ensure fluoride is added back to community water supplies after an 8-year hiatus. Buffalo stopped fluoridating its water in 2015, citing a need to upgrade the system. City officials have continued to assure residents that water [...]

 

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