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


This Month’s Features

Clinical Uses for Temporary Anchorage Devices

Increasingly common in orthodontic practice, the utilization of this technique can expand the horizons of conventional treatment.

Examining for Periodontal Disease

These clinical strategies will help reveal pathology in its early or advanced stages.

Diagnostic Utility of Cone Beam Radiography

This advanced, three-dimensional imaging technology can aid diagnoses and treatment planning.

Risk Assessment for Peri-Implantitis

An examination of locally delivered antimicrobials/antibiotics as adjunctive treatment for peri-implant disease.

Guest Editorial

Researchers May Have Found Gene Mutation for Cleft Lip and Palate

A collaborative study between the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the nonprofit Operation Smile has found a common gene mutation in three siblings born with cleft lip and palate.

Continuing Education

Common Ulcerations of the Oral Cavity

The various pathologies and potential for malignancy make effective diagnosis and treatment of these lesions critical.

CE Sponsored by Colgate in Partnership With the American Academy of Periodontology: Managing Dentinal Hypersensitivity in Periodontal Patients

The following strategies can be helpful in preventing, diagnosing and treating dentinal hypersensitivity.

Impact of Septa During Bone Augmentation in the Maxillary Sinus

An exploration of various treatment scenarios for managing septa during surgical procedures.

Caring for Patients With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

These clinical tips will assist dental teams in treating this patient population.


Editor’s Note

Neanderthals, Genomics and Dentistry

We may have more in common with our distant ancestors than we think.

At a Glance

Medicaid’s Role in Expanding Dental Capacity

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes below 138% of the federal poverty level, 17 states and the District of Columbia included the optional adult dental benefit (beyond emergency services) in their Medicaid coverage.

Products and Services

Product Profile: Advantage Arrest, FluoriMax and FluoriMax 5000 from Elevate Oral Care

Fluoride Family Protects Against Dental Caries and Hypersensitivity.


A listing of featured products.

KOL Forum: Excelsior from PreXion

Three-Dimensional Imaging Unit Yields Outstanding Diagnostic Information.

Newsline + Industry Info

FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks on Patient Health Data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Division has issued an alert to health care professionals warning of cyber attacks targeting file transfer protocol (FTP) servers to access protected health data and personally identifiable information.

Columbia Dental School Dean Emeritus Honored With William J. Gies Award

Allan J. Formicola, DDS, dean emeritus of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) in New York, was recognized with the William J. Gies Award for his work as an educator.

Investigating Dentinal Hypersensitivity After Periodontal Treatment

The onset of sharp and painful response to external stimuli is a common experience for patients, especially those who have undergone periodontal therapy.

Systematic Analysis Examines Global Burden of Oral Disease

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental Research have published a systemic analysis of progress toward the World Dental Federation, World Health Organization and IADR Oral Health Goals to reduce the impact of oral disease by 2020.

Heraeus Kulzer to Operate Under a New Name

Starting in July, Heraeus Kulzer will operate under the name Kulzer.


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