April 2010

Dentistry Today


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.
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