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

Where Are We on Herd Immunity?

Herd immunity — when enough of the population has been infected and develops resistance, thus, preventing further outbreaks of disease — is the goal in fighting COVID-19. Although, at this point, infection rates are not nearly high enough…

May 2020 Product Spotlights

Ortek Now you can instantly detect early occlusal cavitated lesions that often go untreated and conserve tooth structure. The breakthrough ECD measures the electrical conductance of enamel and demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 93%…

Immune-Regulating Drug Improves Gum Disease in Mice

The immune-suppressing drug used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients, rapamycin, has been reported to reduce bone loss, inflammation and changes to oral bacteria in older mice with periodontal disease, according to a recent…

Much Remains Unknown About Managing Dental Aerosols

The American Dental Association (ADA) is warning dental providers about purchasing products designed to disinfect or eliminate dental aerosols, such as air filters and ultraviolet (UV) or UVC lights, as most practices begin to reopen for…