This Month’s Features
Early Intervention in Pediatric Malocclusion
Hengsheng Lin, BDS, MSD, and Jun Yao, DDS, PhD, discuss how space management and correcting crossbite in children can help support a lifetime of oral health.
Rapid Fabrication of an Immediate Interim Removable Partial Denture
This clinical report details the same-day fabrication and delivery of an interim removable partial denture using intraoral scanning and three-dimensional printing.
Perspectives on Buffered Articaine in Dentistry
Using buffered articaine offers several clinical advantages in dental pain management.
Oral Health Professionals’ Role in Ending the Opioid Epidemic
Dental teams can help decrease opioid misuse through risk assessment, patient education, and treatment referrals.
Motivational Interviewing for Human Papillomavirus-Related Oral Cancer Prevention
A combination of brief motivational interviewing and vaccination counseling can reduce risk for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.
Aerosol Management Using High-Volume Evacuation
Reducing aerosols is a key step toward effective infection control in the dental setting.
Preparing For the Next Viral Wave
The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 as a pandemic more than two years ago, and government regulations issued in response to this disease have created multiple problems. Based on recent events, many U.S. citizens seem ready to put all of these problems behind them. Negative responses to government dictums have ranged from truck convoys to [...]
At a Glance
Secrets of Succcessful Marketing
Oftentimes, the edge that separates truly thriving practices from run-of-the-mill offices is a successful and highly focused marketing strategy. While many dentists cast a wide net in an attempt to attract anyone and everyone, savvy marketers know a more targeted approach will land more — and bigger — cases. This is what drives practices to [...]
Products and Services
Intraoral Scanning in the Creation and Application of Duplicate Dentures
This case report illustrates the clinical use of intraoral scanners in the fabrication of duplicate dentures.
Insider Secrets to Increase Full-Arch Production
Practices that follow this system from Progressive Dental Marketing and The Closing Institute can quickly ramp up to doing 10, 20 or even 30+ full-arch cases per month.
Simplified Layering Technique Offers Excellent Esthetics
Modified polychromatic layering with Tokuyama’s single-shade OMNICHROMA composite system helps clinicians create outstanding anterior restorations.
Newsline + Industry Info
The Art of Dental Finance and Management
Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.
Analysis Examines Prophylactic Antibiotics for Patients at Risk For Infective Endocarditis
Sweden is one of the few countries that has rescinded the recommendation to prescribe prophylactic antibiotics to dental patients at high risk for infective endocarditis. Now, a large-scale study has found that since the guidance was removed in 2012, there has been no increase in this disease. Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening condition caused by [...]
White Paper Calls for Improvements in Veteran Oral Health
Calling attention to gaps in care and access, the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and American Institute of Dental Public Health have published strategic recommendations to improve veteran oral health. The groups note that compared to nonveterans, veterans are more likely to experience worse oral health outcomes, including higher rates of caries and periodontal disease. [...]
OraRad Study Aids Understanding Of Head and Neck Cancers
Data released by investigators for OraRad — a landmark, multicenter prospective cohort study examining oral complications after radiation therapy (RT) for head and neck cancer — show promise for improving early detection, treatment and outcomes. Notable findings include: Despite comprehensive pre-RT dental management, 17.8% of teeth present at the start of therapy were lost within [...]