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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Benefits of Stabilized Stannous Fluoride

Offering antimicrobial and cariostatic properties, a new generation of therapeutics containing stabilized stannous fluoride can help improve oral health on multiple levels.

Improve Outcomes by Digitizing Implant Workflows

Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of digitized workflows will improve the accuracy and efficacy of guided implant surgery, thereby minimizing complications.

Continuing Education

Adolescent Opioid Exposure in Dentistry

Clinicians should consider nonopioid analgesics when managing adolescent postoperative pain — especially given these patients’ risk for inappropriate substance use.

Managing Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Burning Mouth

Oral health professionals should learn the signs and symptoms of this complicated syndrome and its sequela, as treatment adaptations may be necessary for these patients.

Oral Health Impacts of Treacher Collins Syndrome

This patient population is subject to a range of craniofacial abnormalities that severely impacts oral health.

Treatment Considerations for Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

Understanding the implications for clinical care is key to supporting optimal oral health among this patient cohort.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Make the Best of the New Normal

The last two years have been unsettled, to say the least. First, COVID-19 turned our professional and personal lives upside down. And just as we were beginning to deal with the long-term changes brought about by the pandemic, the Russians invaded Ukraine. Both the pandemic and invasion have had immediate impacts and will continue to [...]

At a Glance

State of Dental 3D Printing Technology

Even for the technically savvy, the concept of three-dimensional (3D) printing is mind-boggling, especially when you consider the scale and myriad applications suited to this technology: It has been said that everything from houses to heart valves can be created on a 3D printer. Given these developments, it’s no wonder the number of dental applications [...]

Products and Services

7 Habits of Highly Effective Implant Clinicians – Part 3

This concluding look at screw-retained implants explores component synergy, torque wrench errors, and recommended screw-tightening techniques.

Marketplace May 2022

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

Envista Announces DEXIS Branding for Imaging Portfolio

Envista Holdings has announced that its KaVo imaging business will be rebranded as DEXIS. Dental professionals have known DEXIS as a leading force in digital intraoral radiography and diagnostic software innovation, and the DEXIS brand will now represent a full portfolio of award-winning imaging and digital solutions. These offerings including cone beam computed tomography and [...]

Study Finds Link Between Poor Oral Health and Severity Of COVID-19

A study appearing in the Journal of Periodontology has found an association between poor periodontal health and severity of COVID-19 illness. In a sample of 128 subjects, all of whom were hospitalized due to COVID-19, those with poor oral health — which was evaluated using the decayed, missing, and filled teeth index, perio­dontal assessment, and [...]

Colgate Award for Research Excellence Winners Announced

Colgate-Palmolive is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE), which supports oral health research projects across multiple disciplines. The CARE program identifies and supports the next generation of academic researchers by providing $30,000 USD (per project) as Colgate-Palmolive continues to reimagine a healthier future for all.  Among the [...]

 

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