February 2011

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Basic Life Support and Medical Emergency Preparedness
John B. Roberson, DMD, and Christopher Rothman, DDS, talk about the life-and-death importance of medical emergency preparedness in the dental office.

HYGIENE TODAY — SPECIAL SECTION
Fight Back! Proactively Addressing the Caries Process
Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, explores both chairside and self-care solutions following a comprehensive clinical and risk assessment.

Hygiene Update:

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Protecting Against Root Caries

Fluoride in Water Prevents Adult Tooth Loss

Ultrasonic Instrumentation: Which Type is Better?

Product Focus:

Prophy Paste

IMPLANTS
Clinical Pearls for Surgical Implant Dentistry: Part 4
Gary Greenstein, DDS; John S. Cavallaro Jr, DDS; and Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS; present their final part in a 4-part series dealing with clinical pearls to improve the practice of implant dentistry.

INTERVIEW
The Changing World of Dentistry
Gerard J. Chiche, DDS; Newton Fahl Jr, DDS, MS; and John C. Kois, DMD, MSD; discuss new materials and technology, including advancements in composites and porcelains, and new trends of aesthetic artistry in dentistry.

TECHNOLOGY
New Technology: Mandatory, Elective, or Hype?
Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, and Paul Child Jr, DMD, CDT, present information and suggestions regarding the usefulness of some of the latest technologies in dentistry.

ENDODONTICS
CBCT Technology: Endodontics and Beyond, Part 1
Jack S. Roth, DDS, begins a 2-part article on the use of cone beam computed technology for improved diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics.

RESTORATIVE
Optimizing the Prosthetic Margin With Sonic Instrumentation
Domenico Massironi, DDS, demonstrates the use of sonic handpiece technology for the positioning and finishing of prosthetic margins to optimize restorative and aesthetic outcomes.

BLEACHING TECHNIQUES
Simplified Chairside Whitening
Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, and Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, present a case report that describes the technique steps for a recently enhanced bleaching technology.

AESTHETICS
The Minimally Invasive Closed Osteotomy
Rodrigo Escalante, DDS, shares a minimally invasive technique used for crown lengthening in the aesthetic zone.

CLINICAL UPDATE

Study Advances Muscular Dystrophy Research and Treatment

Porphyromonas Gingivalis Linked to Atherosclerosis

Enzyme Responsible for Dental Plaque Sticking to Teeth Deciphered

Dental Trauma and Young Children

Alzheimer's Disease Plasma Proteomics Data Available