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


Dentistry Today is The Nation's Leading Clinical News Magazine for Dentists. Here you can get the latest dental news from the whole world quickly.