March 2010

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
  • 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.
First Impressions
Infection Control
Product Focus

April 2010

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.
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
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

May 2010

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
First Impressions
Lip & Perioral Aesthetics
Product Focus

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