Best Wishes for the New Year

Damon Adams, DDS


First off, all of us at Dentistry Today want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! Our clinical news magazine is now beginning its 34th year in publication, and we wish to sincerely thank you, our many loyal readers and advertisers, for the continued success that we enjoy.

This month, Dentistry Today is proud to present the 22nd Annual Equipment Buyers’ Guide. It is an excellent resource for dentists who are thinking about what to buy among the top choices in the dental marketplace. It includes equipment in many categories, such as digital radiography, handpieces, lasers, and more.
On the digital side, Dentistry Today is excited to present our new and improved Web site ( that features a full-width layout. This fast and SEO-optimized site also features a responsive Web design, providing an optimal viewing experience that easily and efficiently scales to fit the screens of phones, tablets, or desktops with CSS media queries. And, for our advertisers, the new site will offer more advertising opportunities to accompany the fresh content.

In clinical articles this month, Dr. Stephen Abrams discusses exciting new technology that can be used to examine the margins of restorations for caries and cracks; Dr. Joyce Bassett presents an update on bleaching technology and techniques; Dr. Steven Cutbirth shares principles that are vital to achieving successful aesthetic and functional clinical results; Dr. Don Deems, in our Viewpoint selection, brings a positive outlook to the future of the profession; Drs. Tom Dudney and David Sarver demonstrate the use of treatment sequencing; Dr. Lisa Germain, in our endodontic selection, talks about hand files and reamers; Dr. Rafael Massunari Maenosono et al outline a technique for the placement of direct composite veneers; Drs. Randolph Resnik and Carl Misch, in the second installment of their 3-part series, discuss the evaluation and treatment protocols of nerve impairment complications; Dr. Mike Skramstad shows how the design and placement of implant abutments and restorations can be done without using stock or prefabricated options; and Dr. Rick Winter describes how he managed a patient with complex treatment requirements and financial challenges.

In our formally peer-reviewed CE selection, available for 2 FAGD/MAGD CEUs, Dr. Alison Glascoe et al review dental treatment considerations in obese patients with general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques.

We hope you enjoy and benefit from this issue of Dentistry Today!