This Month’s Features
An exploration of the current standard of practice in endodontic treatment, with insights into appropriate — and possibly collaborative — multidisciplinary care.
As the use of minimal and moderate sedation in dental practice has grown, new models, methodologies and guidelines have emerged.
The diagnosis of this condition is made through a combination of clinical and radiographic findings.
Potentially signaling a number of oral health issues, diagnosing this radiopaque mass proved clinically challenging due to multiple possible etiologies.
Although the evidence supporting their efficacy for periodontics and implantology is mixed, lasers are increasingly being used in these therapies.
Successful periodontal treatment depends on a clinician’s ability to identify, monitor and manage complex risk factors.
Clinicians can help improve the oral and systemic health of this patient population by promoting preventive measures and healthy behaviors.
Screening in oral health care settings can help save the lives of patients with suicidal thoughts.
My barber was a prisoner in Germany during World War II. Known simply as EB, he still cuts hair six days a week — as he has since being discharged from the Army in 1946.
At a Glance
America’s growing population of adults age 65 and older is one of the most significant factors shaping our current — and future — health care system.
Newsline + Industry Info
The United States can end the transmission of hepatitis B and C and prevent further sickness and death from the diseases — but it will take considerable resources and a long-term commitment, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Registration is open for the American Academy of Periodontology’s 102nd Annual Meeting (perio.org), scheduled Sept. 10–13 in San Diego.
Virologists from the University of Leuven in Belgium have discovered that an experimental antiviral drug for treating hepatitis C may be effective in arresting or slowing the development of the Zika virus.
As legislatures throughout the nation ponder ways to rein in prescriptions for opioid painkillers, Maine has become the third state — after Massachusetts and Washington — to cap the daily strength of opioid prescriptions.
In a study of 15 outpatient facilities, researchers from the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Health Department found significant variances in following accepted protocols for hand hygiene and safe injection practices.
Maine also made news recently when the state Senate sustained Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the Dental Therapy Bill (LD 1514), which would have expanded the role of midlevel dental practitioners.
Building upon last year’s acquisition of the DentaPure dental unit waterline cartridge system, New York-based Crosstex has added to its infection prevention portfolio with the addition of the Sterilex Liquid Ultra brand.