June 2010





Aesthetics
Clinical Update
  • Fat Loss and the Immune System
    Even modest weight loss re­verses many of the damaging changes often seen in the im­mune cells of obese people, particularly those with Type 2 diabetes, according to scientists at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia.
  • Finishing Composite Restorations
    A study evaluated the effect of different instruments used to finish resin composite restorations in terms of marginal integrity.
  • Lessons From the H1N1 Flu Epidemic
    The H1N1 flu epidemic has lessons to offer healthcare providers, as the limited supply of vaccine initially left pregnant wo­men, small children with medical conditions, and oth­er high-risk groups waiting in long lines. 
  • Mouth Breathing Associated With Social and Health Problems
    The physical, medical, and so­cial problems associated with mouth breathing are not recognized by most healthcare professionals, according to a study published in a recent issue of General Dentistry, the peer-re­viewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. 
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Aids Healing
    The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) following tooth removal appears to speed healing and bone formation, according to a recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology.
  • Temporomandibular Disorders Are Multifactorial
    Temporomandibular (TMJ) dis­orders, which typically af­fect more females than males, arise from a highly complex biological interplay that in­volves myriad factors which possibly mask or modify the symptoms of the TMJ problem. 
Cover Story
  • BOTOX and Photography
    Roberts, DMD, and Janet Roberts, BSc, DMD introduce doctors to a new photographic diagnosis/treatment planning/marketing concept for aesthetic smile design and facial rejuvenation makeovers.
Endodontics
First Impressions
Fixed Partial Denture Repair
Implants
Lasers
Mid Aesthetics
Product Focus
Restorative

February 2010



 
Aesthetics
Clinical Update
  • A Case for Tailored Care
    Offering a fascinating preview of the coming age of molecular medicine in dentistry, a report by Tsui, et al appeared in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology (November 2009) on the topic of oral cancer and the old concept of “field cancerization.”
  • Cervical Finish Line Designs for Zirconia Ceramic Crowns
    While the longevity and favorable ad aptation of metal margins have been demonstrated for years, marginal ad aptation of ceramic crowns needs further evaluation because poor adaptation and gap formation will negatively affect the long-term prognosis of these crowns.
  • Preventing Postcementation Hypersensitivity
    A study by Drs. Hu and Zhu investigating the effect of an adhesive (Prime & Bond [DENTSPLY Calk]) on preventing postcementation hypersensitivity was published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics
  • Prolonging Postsurgical Analgesia
    For years, investigators have studied the efficacy of various opioids added to a local anesthetic near the brachial plexus as a method for providing postoperative analgesia in the ambulatory surgical patient.
  • Protein Receptor for Carbonation Taste Discovered
    Since 1767, when chemist Joseph Priest ley first infused water with carbon dioxide to produce carbonated water—the main ingredient of sodas, spark ling wines, and a variety of carbonated drinks—there has been no scientific explanation of how people taste the carbonation bubbling in their glass.
  • Root Coverage for Recession Defects
    Evaluating the effectiveness of different root coverage procedures in the treatment of re cession-type defects, this re trospective study by a Cham brone, et al was recently published in the Journal of Periodontology Online.
Cover Story
Dental Materials
Endodontics
First Impressions
Implants
Interview
Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Leave Decay in My Cavity? You Must Be Kidding!
    Geoffrey M. Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD; John M. McIntyre, AM, BDSc, PhD; Graham G. Craig, AM, MDS, PhD; and Mulyani, BDS, MDS, PhD, present a case report showing how pharmacological management of caries was used as a conservative treatment alternative.
Oral-Systemic Health
  • A Future for Periodontal Therapy
    Neil R. Gottehrer, DDS, MS, and Jack L. Martin, MD, discuss periodontal risk assessment and the future of periodontal therapy.
Practice Management
Product Focus
Restorative
Technology

April 2010





Aesthetics
Clinical Update
  • A Protein’s Role in Switching Off Cancer Cells
    A protein acting as a switch to activate the cell death process may prove to be an effective targeted treatment for killing cancer cells. University of Michigan researchers discovered that the ribosome-inactivating protein plays a role in mediating both the life and death of squamous cell carcinoma cancer cells, said Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD, associate professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the U-M School of Dentistry.
  • Chlorhexidine Mouth Rinse Efficacy
    A study by Escribano, et al published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology evaluated the clinical and micro biological efficacy of a 0.05% chlorhexidine and  0.05% cetylpy ridinium chloride mouth rinse for use in supportive perio dontal care (SPC) in patients who did not practice adequate plaque control.
  • Fluoride-Releasing Bonding Materials
    Several fluoride-releasing bonding materials are available for orthodontic bracket placement, with the objective of preventing white spot lesions during therapy.
  • Laser Treatment of Periodontal Pockets
    A study by Lopes, et al compared Er:YAG laser irradiation (100 mJ/pulse, 10 Hz, 12.9 J/cm2) with or without conventional scaling and root planing (SRP) versus SRP alone for the treatment of periodontal pockets.
  • United States-Canadian Study of Doctor Visits
    High income is strongly associated with elderly people seeing a specialist in the United States, but not in Canada, where poor health is a much stronger predictor of who is able to visit a specialist.
Cover Story
  • The Future of Endodontics
    Richard Mounce, DDS, discusses many current topics in endodontics and highlights his opinions on the future of the specialty in this interview with our editor-in-chief, Dr. Damon Adams.
Endodontics
Facial Aesthetics
  • Total Facial Aesthetics for the General Practitioner
    Louis Malcmacher, DDS; Kristine Krever, MD, DABFM; and Anthony Feck, DMD, DDOCS, present a case report showing how facial rejuvenation techniques were included in a patient’s aesthetic restorative treatment.
First Impressions
Implants
Mid Restorative
Oral Cancer Screening
Patient Management Techniques
Practice Management
  • Embezzlement Prevention—To Catch a Thief! Part 2
    Hugh F. Doherty, DDS, CFP, presents part 2 of a 2-part article on preventing embezzlement in the dental office.
Product Focus
Restorative

March 2010




Aesthetics
Clinical Update
  • Scientists Profile Oral Mycobiome
    Over the past few decades, researchers have come to recognize that the plaque-forming microbes in the oral cavity live as complex microbial communities. 
Dental Materials
Endodontics
  • Bioceramic Technology: Closing the Endo-Restorative Circle, Part 2
    Kenneth A. Koch, DMD; Dennis Brave, DDS; and Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc; in part 2 of this 2-part article, continue their discussion introducingthe various benefits of bioceramic technology in both nonsurgical and surgical endodontics, including how its use will meld together endodontics and restorative dentistry.
Ergonomics
First Impressions
Implants
Infection Control
Interview
Product Focus
Technology

May 2010



   
Aesthetics
Clinical Update
  • Chlorhexidine Effects on Resin Bond Strength
    A rescent study by Zhou, et al in vestigated the potential of adverse effects of chlorhexidine application in a 2-step self-etching adhesive on the immediate resin-dentin bond strength.
  • Common Stomach Bacteria And Pancreatic Cancer
    Yale University researchers have discovered that colonization by the common stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori in people with non-O blood types is associated with a nearly 3-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer. 
  • Craniofacial Pain and Gene Manipulation
    Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry used an animal model to discover a protein that is involved in craniofacial pain signaling.
  • Milnacipran and Orofacial Pain
    An article by Ito, et al evaluated the effect of milnacipran for treating chronic pain in the orofacial region, including burning mouth syndrome and atypical odontalgia. 
  • Oral Health and Childhood Obesity
    A study by Modéer, et al published in the journal Obesity tested the hypothesis that childhood obesity is associated with reduced flow rate of stimulated whole saliva and dental caries.
Dental Products
Endodontics
First Impressions
Implants
Lip & Perioral Aesthetics
Photography
Product Focus
Restorative


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