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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Understanding Orthognathic Surgery

An exploration of the use of orthodontics-only treatment versus a combination approach utilizing orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.

Developments in Post-Procedure Pain Management

While ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen should be a dentist’s first choice in post-procedure analgesics, novel approaches to pain management may have applications in dentistry.

Continuing Education

Update on Alternative Payment Models in Oral Healthcare

This new analysis paints a fresh perspective on traditional versus emerging reimbursement models for dental services.

Clinical Considerations for Relining a Complete Denture

Choosing the most appropriate denture liner requires a knowledge of available materials, as well as their indications and limitations.

Systemic and Oral Health Manifestations of Kidney Disease

Dental professionals should be aware of the oral health ramifications of this progressive disorder.

Airflow Engineering Controls for the Dental Setting

A multidimensional approach is key to creating a safe practice environment.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Alternatives for Managing COVID-19

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency. At that time, the death toll was estimated to be 171 souls. By the end of 2020, the estimate had risen to 1.8 million, while the total number of deaths attributable to the virus was probably closer to 3 million. [...]

At a Glance

Guidelines For Updating Your Magnification

While many oral health professionals have embraced magnification and illumination as tools to enhance visual acuity in clinical practice, some may find the loupes that once served them well no longer provide peak performance. Although evidence-based literature on when loupes should be replaced is not available, clinicians may experience symptoms indicating it’s time for an [...]

Products and Services

Post-Pandemic Opportunity for Offices Preparing for a Fresh Start

Genoray is promoting its best-selling Papaya panoramic device with its new Theia software and a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 package for reopening dental offices.

Training Center Covers All Aspects of Implantology

The Simply Implants Institute provides hand-on training in all facets of dental implant planning, placement and restoration.

November 2022 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

New Bioresorbable Device Blocks Pain Signals

While opioids are highly effective for pain management, their use is associated with high rates of addiction and overdose deaths. As part of efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions, an international team has developed a bioresorbable implantable device that blocks pain signals by cooling peripheral nerves. Based on knowledge that cold temperatures numb nerves, the researchers [...]

CDC No Longer Advises Universal Masking in Healthcare Facilities

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidance that no longer recommends universal masking in healthcare settings unless the facility is in an area experiencing high COVID-19 transmission rates. In areas where transmission levels are high, masking is recommended for everyone in a healthcare setting when they are in areas [...]

Evidence-Based Clinical Content

As a peer-reviewed journal, Decisions in Dentistry has always strived to bring you trusted, unbiased and evidence-based clinical content. While we remain steadfast in our mission, we have added a new element to remind readers of our goal to present objective articles and continuing education designed to help dental professionals improve their level of care. [...]

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.

 

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