This Month’s Features
While gingival cancer can be difficult to detect, survival rates depend on early treatment.
Clinical Considerations For Cone Beam Computed Tomography
While three-dimensional imaging is a helpful diagnostic aid, like any form of radiography, it must be used judiciously.
The role of assessment and patient education in preventing occlusal problems.
Periodontal Risk Management Model
Due to the multifactorial nature of periodontal disease, identifying, assessing and managing risk factors are integral to successful therapy.
Recognize the Signs of Eating Disorders
By noting the early symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, oral health professionals can help patients receive the treatment they need.
Exploring the Possible Link: Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
What the evidence says about a potential association between these two common conditions.
Managing Dental Patients With HIV
The dental team can play an important role in all phases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care continuum — from diagnosis to disease management.
Laser Therapy in Periodontal Treatment
While various laser technologies are available to oral health professionals, the evidence supporting their use in treating periodontal disease is mixed.
One positive influence on clinical practice is the pace of technological advances, and a great example is the increasing use of "distance learning."
At a Glance
Specialty Care In the General Dental Practice
Thanks to a combination of factors — including patient demand, technology, and the fact that multidisciplinary care not only adds fresh revenue streams, but also attracts new patients — general dentists are providing more specialty care than ever.
Products and Services
FAQ: PRIVATE PRACTICE + from Pacific Dental Services
Business Support Model Lets Dentists Concentrate On Clinical Excellence.
FAQ: OptiBond family from Kerr Restoratives
Bonding Agent Family Offers Ease Of Use And Predictable, Long-term Outcomes.
FAQ: Ceramir Crown and Bridge Cement from Doxa Dental
Bioceramic Cement Improves Marginal Integrity And Minimizes Post-Op Sensitivity.
Newsline + Industry Info
‘Antibiotics: Handle With Care’ Campaign Addresses Threat of Resistant Infections
The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks the growing threat of antibiotic resistance as one of the biggest challenges to global health today.
Colgate Partners With the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Colgate-Palmolive has announced that it will donate 4% of its pediatric toothbrush sales to U.S. dental offices to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Report Concludes That Anesthetic Use Is Safe for Pregnant Patients
Pregnant women may have been advised against the use of local anesthesia at the dentist’s office, but now they can take advantage of it with confidence.
Report Details Disparities in Health Care Among Minority Populations
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Health Braintrust has released the “2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America,” which examines the causes and impact of health disparities among minorities.
3M True Definition Scanner Honored As Health Care Product of the Year
In October, the Business Intelligence Group announced the 3M True Definition Scanner as the 2015 BIG Awards for Business Health Care Product of the Year.
American Dentist Elected to Lead FDI World Dental Federation
For the first time in 30 years, an American Dental Association (ADA) member will serve as president-elect of the Fédération dentaire international, now officially known as the FDI World Dental Federation.
New Chlorhexidine Formula Shows Promise for Significantly Improved Substantivity
Researchers in the United Kingdom are working with a new formulation of chlorhexidine (CHX) that may represent a significant advance in the prevention and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections.