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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Occlusal Plane Correction Using Flowable Composite In a Maxillary Denture

Utilizing three-dimensional printing, thermoformed matrices and flowable composite, this novel clinical technique helped correct the occlusal plane of the mandibular arch in preparation for a maxillary denture.

Continuing Education

Assessing and Managing Pediatric Xerostomia Risk

While not traditionally noted as high risk for xerostomia, young patients are more commonly experiencing medical conditions and medication use that increase susceptibility to dry mouth.

Opioids’ Impact On Dental Anesthesia

This review presents data from the literature focusing on opioids’ action on the central and peripheral nervous systems and subsequent influence on local anesthetics.

Ramifications of Cannabis Use On Oral Healthcare

As the use of medical and recreational cannabis gains momentum, oral health professionals must understand how to provide safe and effective care to patients who use cannabis-based products.

Oral Health Considerations, Risks, and Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

By understanding the risk factors and brain changes associated with this disease, clinicians will be better prepared to provide effective oral healthcare.


Departments

Editor’s Note

COVID Inspires the ‘Great Beta Test’

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new approach to manufacturing vaccines.

At a Glance

New Indications for Dental 3D Printing

Like all cutting-edge technologies, three-dimensional (3D) printing is evolving rapidly thanks to ongoing advances in printers, software, and especially the resins used in what’s known as additive manufacturing.

Products and Services

Cutting Edge Whitening Technology Simplifies Tooth Bleaching

Available in both an in-office and take-home system, Colgate’s Optic White Professional delivers effective results while streamlining tooth bleaching therapy.

Optimal Tissue Positioning With Implants in Smile Makeover Treatment

This case study involves correcting asymmetry with crown lengthening and utilizing implant adaptation with porcelain veneers and zirconia crowns to achieve an esthetic smile makeover.

March 2023 Marketplace

Products that practically sell themselves.

Tips For Successful Implant Screw Joints

Adopting this clinical approach can minimize challenges with screw loosening in dental implant components.

Newsline + Industry Info

Impact of Marijuana Use on Dental Care

With medical and/or recreational use of marijuana now legal in a growing number of states, it’s not surprising there has been an uptick in patients presenting for dental care under the influence.

Researchers Consider Placing Hearing Aids in Dental Implants

In a development that might initially seem far-fetched, researchers are considering incorporating hearing aids into dental implants.

Fresh Approaches to Improving Access to Care

Although there has been steady progress in increasing access to dental care, the pace has been slower than what some might like.

 

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