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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Dental Aerosols and Spatter Amidst COVID-19

A perspective of what we know and don’t know about transmission of COVID-19 via aerosols and spatter.

Use of Locally Delivered Antimicrobials in Periodontal Therapy

A practicing periodontist and chair of the periodontics department at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry, Keerthana Satheesh, DDS, MS, shares insights into the use of locally delivered antimicrobials as an adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal therapy.

Desktop 3D Printing for Occlusal Splints

This case presentation describes the process of using a digital workflow for the fabrication of occlusal guards.

Managing Skeletal Problems in Pediatric Malocclusion

In cases of pediatric malocclusion, taking advantage of growth potential can sometimes eliminate or modify skeletal anomalies and promote normal dental and skeletal growth

Continuing Education

Manifestations of Genetic Disorders in Periodontal Care

Genetic disorders can negatively impact oral health, and indications for periodontal care may be the first sign of an undiagnosed genetic disease.

Medication Safety Strategies to Avoid an Adverse Drug Reaction

Dental teams can use these strategies to encourage medication adherence among patients and avoid possible adverse drug reactions.

Educating Patients About Human Papillomavirus and the HPV Vaccine

Increased use of the HPV vaccine will slow the spread of this virus, potentially helping to prevent some cancers.

Oral Healthcare for Patients With Schizophrenia

Dental teams well versed in schizophrenia are best positioned to manage the oral health complications of this disorder.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Science Versus Economic Demand

Universally and individually, we are trapped between the proponents of reopening society for economic reasons and those who say we must wait for answers about how best to reduce mortality and morbidity from COVID-19.

At a Glance

How Dental Patients Feel About Chatbots

Patient expectations for personalized service rank as a leading trend in dentistry, and many practices are turning to technology to help them deliver more personalized care.

Products and Services

May 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Podcast Personalities

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

Scientists Identify Oral Stem Cells’ Role in Wound Healing Process

A team led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that a unique set of stem cells located on the roof of the mouth begin dividing in response to wounding and move toward the site of injury.

Colgate Provides $1M Gift to Support Care for Persons With Disabilities

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) has received $1 million from Colgate to help support the new Penn Dental Medicine Care Center for Persons with Disabilities and the development of the Colgate Innovation Laboratory.

Oral Biologists Recognized for Research and Mentorship

Frank A. Scannapieco, DMD, PhD, and Rosemary Dziak, PhD, were honored by the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and American Academy of Implant Dentistry for their outstanding efforts in the areas of research, training and mentorship.

 

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