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


This Month’s Features

Insights Into In-Office Milling

With dual training in prosthodontics and periodontics, Fadi AL Farawati, DDS, MS, MClinDent, lends insights into the current capabilities of in-office Fabrication systems and materials.

Cannabinoids as Adjuncts in Periodontal Therapy

Emerging research offers preliminary evidence that adjunctive use of cannabinoids supports the treatment of periodontal disease.

Beaded Implants — Do They Last?

This case report involves the placement of three lower anterior beaded implants that have been followed over a 17-year period of successful integration and function.

Silent Partners Are Investing in Dental Practices of All Specialties

Invisible dental support organizations offer financial security and clinical autonomy to participating providers.

Continuing Education

Managing Supernumerary and Ectopic Teeth

Early diagnosis and evaluation for genetic health conditions are key to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care for this population.

Substance Use Disorders Among Dentists

An examination of work-life areas that may contribute to substance use disorders in the dental profession — and solutions to mitigate their impact.

Fluoride Use in Caries Management

Evidence-based guidelines are integral to providing safe and effective recommendations for fluoride as a caries management tool.

Reducing Transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 In Clinical Practice

Understanding the clinical presentations, distinguishing features, and treatment protocols of herpes simplex virus type 1 will help reduce the risk of transmission in dental settings.


Editor’s Note

Metagenomic Sequencing Goes Global

A recent article in The New York Times Magazine highlights technology that may allow scientists to identify pathogens not previously associated with disease. The device, called IDseq, can also be used for early detection of pathogens potentially involved in future pandemics. The article notes that a third of acute respiratory illnesses currently detected are idiopathic, [...]

At a Glance

Developments in Intraoral Scanning

As digital dental technologies continue to gain traction, more and more dentists are adopting intraoral scanning in lieu of conventional tray impressions. While there is a place for both techniques in modern practice, scanners certainly bring advantages to the operatory — including speed, convenience, digital data capture, and, perhaps most importantly, patient acceptance. There could [...]

Products and Services

Silent Partners Are Investing in Dental Practices of All Specialties

Invisible dental support organizations offer financial security and clinical autonomy to participating providers.

Maximize the Effectiveness of Surface Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols

CaviWipes 2.0 offer high material compatibility, efficacy against a broad spectrum of pathogens, and ease of use.

Marketplace October 2021

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

COVID-19 Guidelines Updated For All Healthcare Settings

On September 10, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an update to its COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance for all healthcare settings, including dental offices. The new guidelines are designed to provide a “one-stop shop” for all recommendations applicable to the provision of healthcare. As such, the “Guidelines for Dental [...]

Paper Connects the Dots On Systemic Diseases and Oral Health

Researchers suggest a principal pathogen associated with periodontitis may be the root cause of other systemic diseases. Appearing in Pathogens, findings from the paper, “Porphyromonas gingivalis and Its Systemic Impact: Current Status,” provide a comprehensive update of P. gingivalis-related systemic diseases, including atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.  Unlike other research projects that focus on [...]

Enzyme Similar to Rattlesnake Venom May Play a Role in COVID-19 Mortality

Investigators from the University of Arizona, Stony Brook University and Wake Forest School of Medicine report high levels of a specific enzyme with properties similar to rattlesnake venom have been found in patients who died from COVID-19. This discovery resulted from the team’s analysis of blood samples of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 who succumbed to [...]

Researchers Find Low Rates of Fluoride Varnish Use in Young Children

A University of Massachusetts Amherst study has determined that fewer than 5% of well-child visits for children ages 1 to 5 included the application of fluoride varnish to prevent caries. Researchers analyzed data from 2016 to 2018 for privately insured children in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Of the 328,661 well-child visits, fluoride [...]

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research Honor Student Investigators

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) applaud the winners of the 2021 Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application Awards (SCADA). Dental students participated in the virtual competition and awards ceremony as part of this year’s AADR general session and exhibition. The winners in the student and nonstudent categories [...]

The Art of Dental Finance and Management

Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA.


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