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


This Month’s Features

Treatment Planning for Seniors With Financial Limitations

When discussing esthetic treatment options for older adults, especially those on fixed incomes, dentists must help them weigh the costs of various restorative solutions.

Safety Protocols Using Implant Checklists

Incorporating implant safety checklists into clinical practice can help reduce the risk of error and improve outcomes.

Pathologic Tooth Migration and Diastemata

Tooth drifting in adults may be a warning sign of advanced periodontitis — and severe cases may require a multidisciplinary approach.

Fresh Approach to Caries Arrest in Adults

Long used in other countries, silver diamine fluoride is now cleared for use in the U.S. While there is an assumption of use for pediatric caries control, here we explore indications for adults.

Continuing Education

Prepare for Medical Emergencies

Dental team members should be prepared to handle a variety of emergencies during the provision of routine dental care.

Oral Effects of Tobacco and Marijuana Use

What the evidence says about the links between tobacco, marijuana and dental caries.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis/Periodontal Disease Connection

Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease share similar inflammatory pathways and environmental mechanisms. This potential association has generated new thinking about possible links between these two common conditions.

Using Evidence to Make Informed Decisions

Citing ergonomics as an example, this article examines the steps involved in evidence-based decision-making.


Editor’s Note

Welcome to Decisions in Dentistry

We are pleased to introduce a new paradigm in dental journals, one that will enhance your clinical understanding and bring new tools to your armamentarium.

At a Glance

Educational Trends in Dentistry

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has predicted that by 2025 the demand for oral health care will far exceed the supply of dentists.

Products and Services


A listing of featured products.

Product Profile: Invisible Aligners

Invisible aligners offer orthodontic solution for price-sensitive patients.

Product Profile: SonicFill 2

Improved bulk-fill material enhances esthetics and offers proven performance.

Product Profile: TheraCal LC, All-Bond Universal and Duo-Link Universal

Calcium silicate liner and universal materials are ideal for restorative cases.

Product Profile: DentaPure Cartridges

NASA technology provides continuous, no-hassle waterline treatment.

Product Profile: Orthopantomograph OP300 Series

Advanced Imaging Boosts Diagnostic And Treatment Planning Efficiency

Product Profile: New Patient Generation and Practice Expansion Program

Proven strategy for practice growth helps offices attract new patients.

Newsline + Industry Info

Manufacturing Giants Join Forces

DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems have announced that their boards have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement.

Dental History Is Only a Click Away

If you’ve ever wanted to show a patient what dental chairs of old looked like, you can now do so.

Periodontal Tissue Scaffold Produced Using Three-Dimensional Printer

Three-dimensional (3D) printers may play an increasingly important role in dentistry.

Expanding On In-Office Digital Dentistry

Coltene, an international manufacturer of dental consumables and small equipment, has entered the computer-aided-design/computer-aided-manufacturing market as a new material partner for DENTSPLY SIRONA’s CAD/CAM-based CEREC system.

Hepatitis C Infections May Be Vastly Underreported

A new study suggests that massive underreporting may occur within the system set up by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to estimate the incidence of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

New CDT Codes Made Available

Allowing plenty of time for staff training before the 2016 CDT codes go into effect at the first of the year, the American Dental Association (ADA.org) has released its CDT 2016: Dental Procedure Codes.

Groups Issue Joint Position Statement for Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) have issued a revised position statement on the use of CBCT in endodontics.


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