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


This Month’s Features

Correcting Bilateral Ectopically Erupting First Molars

A case presentation documenting correction of bilateral ectopically erupting maxillary first permanent molars with elastomeric separators and disking.

An Unusual Presentation of Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma

While the exact etiology is unknown, histological examination is needed to confirm a diagnosis of the reactive gingival overgrowth known as peripheral ossifying fibroma.

Using Endodontic Therapy And an Endocrown to Treat Patients on Bisphosphonates

This case report details the use of endodontic treatment and an endocrown as a solution for treating patients on bisphosphonate therapy.

Continuing Education

Emergency Medicine for Moderate Sedation Providers

Clinicians and dental office staff should be prepared and equipped to identify and manage perioperative emergencies during moderate sedation.

Shared Approach to Oral-Systemic Health

Medical-dental integration is key in the effort to improve patients’ oral-systemic health.

Use of Fluoride Therapies in Caries Management and Desensitization

A review of the characteristics, merits and limitations of various fluoride-based therapies and their potential application to improve patient outcomes.

Aerosol Control Using Dental Extractor Technology

Equipping operatories with portable extraoral aerosol extractors can improve the safety of care by helping contain dental bioaerosols.


Editor’s Note

Memoirs From Pull and Be Damned Road

When is a saving a tooth with advanced periodontal or endodontic involvement worth the time and effort? This question was brought to mind when an old friend returned a textbook that he borrowed in 1974. It was written in 1965 by John I. Ingle, DDS, MDS, a noted endodontist who taught at the University of [...]

At a Glance

Power of Smart Toothbrush Connectivity

As patients look to play a more active role in their oral health, dental professionals may consider selling or recommending smart toothbrushes. Equipped with smartphone-connected apps that convey real-time feedback on brushing technique and duration, these brushes have the ability to improve patients’ self-care, and the app data can also be shared with dental teams [...]

Products and Services

Leveraging Technology to Fight the Great Resignation Trend

Curve practice management software allows offices to streamline and automate training and front-desk functions.

Marketplace November 2021

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Decisions in Dentistry is pleased to be the media partner for the popular, insightful and inspiring weekly podcast from dental industry financial expert Art Wiederman, CPA. The podcast, “The Art of Dental Finance and Management,” addresses topics essential to practicing clinicians. Presented in partnership with the Academy of Dental CPAs, each episode will help oral [...]

New Standard Closes Gap In Eyewear Protection

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury each day that requires medical treatment. This includes oral health professionals, who are subject to spatter, aerosols and debris generated during routine dental procedures. After suffering an eye injury from amalgam debris during restorative care, Peter [...]

Research Institute Awarded $3.5M to Map Cells in Pediatric Respiratory Tissues

The American Dental Association (ADA) Science and Research Institute, together with other U.S. and international collaborators, has been awarded a three-year, $3.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to map cells in pediatric respiratory tissues of the nose, mouth and airways.

Kathleen T. O’Loughlin Earns Distinguished Service Award

American Dental Association (ADA) Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, MPH, has been honored with the ADA Distinguished Service Award just prior to her retirement after 12 years with the ADA and 40 years of service to the dental profession. O’Loughlin became the first female executive director of the ADA in 2009, following a career [...]

Therapeutic Rinses May Help Curb SARS-CoV-2 Cross-Transmission Risks

While therapeutic mouthrinse is often prescribed to help control oral biofilm and for other preventive uses, researchers continue to investigate whether rinses may reduce or help neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in the oral cavity. For example, a 2020 study by O’Donnell et al, “Potential Role of Oral Rinses Targeting the Viral Lipid Envelope in SARS-CoV-2 Infection,” published [...]


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