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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Custom Tray Technique for Patients With Limited Oral Opening

This impression technique utilizes custom trays for fabricating a maxillary obturator.

Endodontic Treatment Planning: Beyond Diagnosis

Advances in imaging technology and biomaterials help support successful endodontic outcomes.

Lubricating Adhering Discs for Relief of Oral Dryness

A literature review and report examining the use of oral adhering discs for patients experiencing xerostomia.

Preventing and Managing Infection Control Breaches

The following strategies will help oral health professionals prevent infection control breaches — such as needlestick injuries — and manage postexposure events.

Continuing Education

Diagnosis, Management and Prevention Of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Understanding the etiology of dentinal hypersensitivity can help practitioners implement patient-specific preventive and therapeutic measures.

Treatment of Peri-implant Diseases

These clinical strategies will help in the prevention and management of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Implant Treatment Planning for Hybrid Prostheses

A clinical approach to planning, placement and restoration of implant supported hybrid prostheses.

Demystifying Desquamative Gingivitis: Diagnosis and Management

The ability to properly diagnose desquamative gingivitis will improve outcomes for this patient population.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Adjusting to Today’s ‘New Normal’

Kudos to Decisions in Dentistry and especially Executive Editor Kristen Machado for the daily COVID-19 enewsletters that have been a great source of information.

At a Glance

Volatile Costs Complicate Office Reopenings

A major issue for dentists in reopening practices after closing to limit the spread of COVID-19 is determining exactly what types of personal protective equipment (PPE) they will need, and in what quantities.

Products and Services

June 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Decisions in Dentistry is pleased to announce a new podcast hosted by dental industry financial expert Art Wiederman, CPA.

Peer to Peer: Preprocedural Rinsing and Dental Aerosols

Preprocedural rinses have recently been recommended to help reduce viral loads in dental aerosols.

In Remembrance: Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD

Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, long-time dean of Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD), has died.

Study Examines the Adverse Effects of E-cigarettes on the Oral Microbiome

A recent study examining the effects of e-cigarette exposure suggests vaping negatively alters the oral cavity’s microbial ecosystem.

Can Cancer Cells Be Turned Off?

A study led by scientists at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in Ann Arbor have identified a binding site where drug compounds could stabilize a key braking mechanism in cancer cells.

Research Suggests Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Opioid Abuse

A study published in eNeuro suggests taking antibiotics with opioids may increase the risk of opioid abuse.

 

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