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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Maintaining Palatal Comfort Following Gingival Grafting

Using a palatal stent and collagen wound dressing can help clinicians manage complications and postoperative pain from gingival grafting procedures.

Alternative Method for Occlusal Guard Fabrication

This direct, intraoral method of occlusal guard fabrication eliminates the use of impressions or commercial laboratory involvement

Perceptions of the LANAP Protocol

Survey results demonstrate clinicians’ satisfaction and perception of treatment success when utilizing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure in periodontal care

Continuing Education

CE Sponsored by Colgate: Improving Health With Digital Dentistry

Integrating digital technologies with traditional techniques will help achieve optimal oral health outcomes

Managing Thermal Injury Following Endodontic Post Preparation

This case report explores iatrogenic considerations when introducing significant heat in the root canal system during post preparation

Shared Decision-Making in Evidence-Based Dentistry

The use of shared decision-making during treatment planning can help build consensus between providers and patients

Laminar Impressions for Unsupported Maxillary Tissue

This impression technique uses a laminar approach with a custom tray to record unsupported maxillary tissue in complete denture prosthodontics


Departments

Editor’s Note

Promising Approach to a COVID-19 Vaccine

Although it is reassuring to know COVID-19 vaccines are on the way (the Russians say they are already here), multiple questions remain about these drugs and what effect they will have on the current pandemic.

At a Glance

Products and Services

November 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Universal Composite Saves Time, Simplifies Shade Matching

OMNICHROMA, a one-shade universal composite from Tokuyama Dental, redefines clinical versatility

A Brush That Knows Your Patients—An App That Shows Your Patients

hum smart toothbrush from Colgate

Newsline + Industry Info

Report Finds COVID-19 Rate is Less Than 1% Among Dentists

Although dentists are assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, less than 1% of the workforce was found to be COVID-19 positive.

Future of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

Leaders from across dentistry have formed the Dental AI Council to help define the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry. Representing all major stakeholders, the group’s primary function is to lead independent research into AI. The council will also seek to validate the technology’s functional capabilities in oral healthcare. From Decisions in Dentistry. November 2020;6(10):6.

Remembering Legendary Dental Educator Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD

Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD, who transformed the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry into a preeminent institution during his 28 years as dean, died September 23 in Palo Alto, California. Besides leading the dental school, he served as president of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the American Board of [...]

The Art of Dental Finance and Management Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA

The weekly podcast, “The Art of Dental Finance and Management,” addresses essential topics relevant to practicing clinicians.

 

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