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


This Month’s Features

Clinical Applications for Optical Coherence Tomography

Useful for diagnosis and patient education, this advanced imaging technology may also help improve treatment outcomes.

Insights Into Surgically Assisted Osteogenic Orthodontics

This surgical procedure will help accelerate tooth movement and significantly decrease orthodontic treatment times.

Prosthetic Retention Options for Dental Implants

When placing implant restorations, clinicians must choose between cement- or screw-retained techniques.

Continuing Education

Treatment Considerations for Patients With Cancer

This patient population presents with special treatment needs arising from cancer therapies.

Improving the Oral Health of Long Term Care Facility Residents

By providing education and training resources to caregivers, dental teams can help improve the daily oral hygiene of long term care facility residents.

Oral Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease

Dental providers can facilitate early diagnosis by recognizing the oral signs of this gastrointestinal condition.

Pediatric Sedation Principles

These clinical insights into sedation and general anesthesia will facilitate the treatment of children who have low tolerance to dental care.


Editor’s Note

The National Problem of Opioids and Addiction

Opioids have become a national health problem. In 2014, more Americans died from drug overdoses than any year on record — in fact, more died from overdoses than from motor vehicle accidents.

At a Glance

How Dental Visits Can Save Billions in Health Care Costs

The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) believes it has a way to save the U.S. health care system, government and businesses billions of dollars a year and make Americans healthier.

Products and Services

KOL Forum: Buffered Injections by Anutra Medical

Key opinion leaders offer valuable perspective on clinical topics that will help raise your level of care.

Product Profile: Clear aligners from ClearCorrect

Affordable aligner system helps correct malocclusion conveniently and discretely.

Product Profile: LOCATOR R-Tx from Zest Anchors

Next-generation removable attachment system offers practical clinical benefits.

Product Profile: OptiBond XTR, SonicFill 2 and RAPTOR burs from Kerr

Restorative system aids clinical efficiency and esthetic outcomes.

Product Profile: Implant financing from Lending Club Patient Solutions

Flexible payment plans help increase case acceptance for implant treatment.

Product Profile: Five clinical solutions from Taub Products

Innovative products serve labs and dental practices.

Newsline + Industry Info

Older Americans Act Reauthorization Contains New Oral Health Provisions for Seniors

A three-year extension of the Older Americans Act — signed into law on April 19 by President Barack Obama — will fund oral health screenings and related disease prevention efforts for older adults.

3M Oral Care Honored

3M Oral Care, which offers a variety of clinical products, such as Filtek, RelyX and Scotchbond, has again been recognized as the Most Innovative Company in the Dental Industry.

Kerr Marks Anniversary With Gift to Endodontists Foundation

Kerr Endodontics has donated 75,000 dollars to the American Association of Endodontists Foundation.

New Summary Will Help Practices Comply With Infection Control Guidelines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering a new resource to help offices implement and maintain the latest protocols for infection prevention in dental practice.


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