June 2010

Dentistry Today


Clinical Update
  • Fat Loss and the Immune System
    Even modest weight loss re­verses many of the damaging changes often seen in the im­mune cells of obese people, particularly those with Type 2 diabetes, according to scientists at Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia.
  • Finishing Composite Restorations
    A study evaluated the effect of different instruments used to finish resin composite restorations in terms of marginal integrity.
  • Lessons From the H1N1 Flu Epidemic
    The H1N1 flu epidemic has lessons to offer healthcare providers, as the limited supply of vaccine initially left pregnant wo­men, small children with medical conditions, and oth­er high-risk groups waiting in long lines. 
  • Mouth Breathing Associated With Social and Health Problems
    The physical, medical, and so­cial problems associated with mouth breathing are not recognized by most healthcare professionals, according to a study published in a recent issue of General Dentistry, the peer-re­viewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. 
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Aids Healing
    The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) following tooth removal appears to speed healing and bone formation, according to a recent article in the Journal of Oral Implantology.
  • Temporomandibular Disorders Are Multifactorial
    Temporomandibular (TMJ) dis­orders, which typically af­fect more females than males, arise from a highly complex biological interplay that in­volves myriad factors which possibly mask or modify the symptoms of the TMJ problem. 
Cover Story
  • BOTOX and Photography
    Roberts, DMD, and Janet Roberts, BSc, DMD introduce doctors to a new photographic diagnosis/treatment planning/marketing concept for aesthetic smile design and facial rejuvenation makeovers.
First Impressions
Fixed Partial Denture Repair
Mid Aesthetics
Product Focus