In February, we mark an editorial tradition by placing an emphasis on new directions in dentistry. In the lineup of clinical articles and other interesting content presented in this edition of Dentistry Today, we are showcasing new materials, technologies, innovations, and treatment concepts that are already making an impact or will soon be influential in dental practices across North America.
We are extremely proud to have Dr. Chiann Gibson, president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), as our full cover-featured clinical author. She brings her diagnostic insight, clinical expertise, and experience as a private practitioner and accredited member of the AACD, to the table. In her article, Dr. Gibson clearly demonstrates why it is so important to take a thoughtful interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients who present with complex aesthetic and functional needs.
In other informative articles this month, Dr. Rella Christensen, in our Focus On, discusses trauma-free caries arrest; Dr. Peter Evans clarifies the steps and products that can enhance patient compliance for better soft-tissue health; Dr. Howard Glazer, in a detailed interview, shares the latest information on recently introduced dental products and what he expects to see in the future of the profession; Dr. Timothy Kosinski discusses implant overdenture design; Dr. Robert Lowe showcases a new one-visit chairside restorative option and discusses its indications; Dr. Mark Pitel introduces a recently improved glass ionomer that can be used in situations wherein strength of the material may be an issue; and Dr. Cliff Ruddle presents practical and proven clinical tips for finding canals.
In our Viewpoint selection, Dr. Richard Mounce opines on politically driven issues that can pose real threats to dentistry. And last but not least, in our formally peer-reviewed article, available for 2 FAGD/MAGD CEUs, Dr. Ronald Brown et al discuss the management of dental patients on anticholinergic drug therapy.
Please enjoy this exciting issue of Dentistry Today!