This Month’s Features
Advantages of Advanced Magnification
High-tech magnification systems, including dental operating microscopes and three-dimensional digital stereomicroscopy, provide ergonomic and clinical benefits in the provision of care.
Endodontic Diagnosis And Documentation
A discussion of the need to thoroughly document treatment, and strategies for maintaining an accurate and complete clinical record.
Interprofessional Approach to Xerostomia Treatment
Collaboration is key when managing this common oral health condition.
Oral Care for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
An examination of the pathophysiology and characteristics of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as its systemic and oral health manifestations.
Managing Dental Anxiety With Advanced Behavioral Techniques
Using the principles of applied behavior analysis and functional behavior assessment can help allay patients’ dental anxiety, fear and dentophobia.
Patient-Centered Care for an Aging Population
Integrating dental care with individualized health promotion — including preventive screenings and interventions — may help support active, healthy aging.
The Importance of Scientific Dissent
A recent editorial in The Wall Street Journal highlighted a law proposed by the California legislature concerning dissemination of unapproved information about COVID-19 by physicians.
At a Glance
Advances in Endodontic Irrigation
In George Orwell’s satirical Animal Farm utopia, it was said that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Products and Services
Clinical Insights: Hands-On Clinical Courses Teach Dentists Advanced Skills
Simply Implant Institute’s core programs offer hands-on instruction in fundamental and advanced techniques for smile design, bite management, and full-mouth reconstruction.
Clinical Insights: Preventing Pain in Practice: Tips For A Healthier Work Life
By encouraging an ideal working posture, LumaDent’s ErgoPrism loupes help eliminate the musculoskeletal stress of daily practice.
A listing of products that practically sell themselves.
Newsline + Industry Info
Cytokine Score May Indicate Periodontal Inflammation Level
Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry have developed a single score to assess the level of cytokines found in saliva, and they contend this score corresponds to the severity of periodontal inflammation.
Medicaid Dental Benefits Legislation Reintroduced
With the goal of expanding Medicaid to include coverage for adult dental services, the Medicaid Dental Benefits Act has been reintroduced in both chambers of Congress.
Ancient Oral Microbiome Analysis Examines Shift to a Cariogenic Diet
An analysis of the oral microbiome of human remains from prehistoric populations living in Italy lends further evidence of the evolutionary shift from a hunter/gatherer existence to an agricultural lifestyle and cariogenic diet.
Infrared Imaging Holds Promise for Detecting Active Caries Lesions
Despite advances in the biocompatibility and esthetics of modern restorative materials, direct composites do not always bond well to the surrounding tooth structure.