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

Contents

This Month’s Features

Digital Dentistry for Complete Dentures

A review of digital dentistry versus conventional approaches to complete dentures.

The Problem With Bruxism

Clenching while awake or asleep is a predictor of temporomandibular disorder, and a causative factor in its persistence.

Visual Acuity and Ergonomic Health

Maintaining visual acuity helps clinicians support ergonomic health.

Continuing Education

Teledentistry Amid a Pandemic and Beyond

With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home mandates, many dental professionals have embraced teledentistry as a viable means of delivering care.

Intrabony Xanthoma Detected During Implant Planning

This case report details the radiographic presentation and histologic appearance of intrabony xanthoma, and discusses features that can help distinguish it from more common odontogenic lesions.

Cone Beam Imaging In Orofacial Cleft Therapy

Various imaging modalities, including cone beam computed tomography, play an important role in the diagnosis and pre- and postsurgical phases of orofacial cleft therapy.

Impact of Keratinized Mucosa in Dental Implant Treatment

Learning to readily identify and treat potential soft tissue deficiencies can improve outcomes in dental implant treatment.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Pandemics In A Connected World

Pandemics are not new. But the world in which they exist is.

At a Glance

Patients Plan to Seek Delayed Dental Care

The American Dental Association’s member surveys have shown of practices continuing to return to full operation, with 98% reporting being open and back to business as usual as of presstime.

Products and Services

Easy Way to Help Patients Achieve Optimal Oral Health

The clinician-recommended Colgate Professional Direct program connects patients with the right oral hygiene products for them.

Dependable Implant Solutions for Full-Arch Indications

BruxZir Implant Prosthesis from Glidewell

Newsline + Industry Info

The Art of Dental Finance and Management Podcast Hosted by Art Wiederman, CPA

The weekly podcast, “The Art of Dental Finance and Management,” addresses essential topics relevant to practicing clinicians.

Survey Reveals Confidence Lacking Regarding COVID-Related Changes

Medicaid dental providers face a confidence gap in their ability to implement COVID-19-related changes so they can safely serve adults and children in the most vulnerable communities.

Dental Home Day Ensures Dental Care for Vulnerable Children

Dental Home Day is typically held in May in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s (AAPD) annual session, but when the conference was canceled due to the global pandemic, Sunstar and the AAPD Foundation began to consider ways to safely host the event.

Urgent Research Needed on Oral Rinses to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Researchers from Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales are calling for urgent research into whether mouthrinses could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the early stages of infection.

 

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