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


This Month’s Features

Socket Augmentation Using Polytetrafluoroethylene Membranes

Utilizing these materials for socket augmentation can help maintain alveolar ridge width, increase keratinized gingiva and minimize bone remodeling.

Techniques to Enhance Radiographic Utility

The diagnostic quality of any X-ray depends on the quality of the technique used in producing the image.

Restorative Dentistry in the Primary Dentition

Selecting the right material for the right situation will help ensure optimal function, longterm performance and esthetics.

Guest Editorial

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Continuing Education

Vital Pulp Therapy for Primary Molars

This clinical approach can be a useful option for treating deep caries in deciduous molars with vital pulp.

Maintenance Considerations for Prosthodontic Patients

A carefully organized and strategically implemented maintenance program is integral to maintaining the longevity of dental restorations, stability of soft tissue esthetics, and, ultimately, patient satisfaction.

Managing Aggressive Periodontitis

Clinicians must be vigilant in identifying this type of periodontitis so treatment can begin as early as possible in the disease process.

Dental Care for Patients With Special Needs

A basic understanding of the oral health challenges faced by this patient population will allow clinicians to provide effective care.


Editor’s Note

Waiting For A Calm That Will Not Come

Waiting for a Calm That Will Not Come.

At a Glance

States That Seal the Deal on Dental Implants

Tooth decay is the most common preventable childhood disease, with 21% of children ages 6 to 11 and 58% of adolescents ages 12 to 19 having caries in their permanent teeth.

Products and Services

Product Profile: NuSmile ZR Zirconia Pediatric Crown System

Preformed zirconia crown system simplifies pediatric restorations.

Product Profile: MD Technologies Oral Surgery System from Vector Research & Development

Adjustable surgical unit eases implant procedures.

KOL Forum: Oral-B Genius from Oral-B

Key opinion leaders offer valuable perspective on clinical topics that will help raise your level of care.

FAQ: Rhea Precision Comfort-fit Splint from Great Lakes Orthodontics

Presented in a helpful Q&A format, these quick-read items provide clinical insights into key dental products and services.


Products that practically sell themselves.

Newsline + Industry Info

NIAID Begins Trial of Zika Virus Vaccine

With homegrown Zika cases a reality in the United States, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine.

ADA Joins ‘Choosing Wisely’ to Urge Patient Conversation

The American Dental Association is the first dental organization to join Choosing Wisely, a campaign to get clinicians and patients talking.

Organizations Offer Resources Against Overuse of Antibiotics

According to the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), dentists write almost 26 million prescriptions for antibiotics each year — 10% of all outpatient antibiotic prescriptions.

CE Article Highlights Importance of Maintenance to Restorative Success

An organized and strategic maintenance program is integral to the longevity, stability and esthetics of dental restorations — and vital to patient satisfaction.


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