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CDA Journal features 3-D printing in dentistry
09/30/2019
The October issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association discusses impacts of the use of 3D printed devices in restorative and regenerative dentistry, as well as in surgical specialties such as oral and maxillofacial surgery and craniofacial surgery.
Safety in the dental practice featured in July CDA Journal
07/02/2019
The July issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association highlights the importance of dental practice safety and risk management. Articles discuss the legal ramifications of practicing unsafe dentistry, the proper choice and use of emergency medications and the use of checklists to improve patient safety.
Millennial dentists featured in CDA Journal
05/31/2018
The June Journal of the California Dental Association paints a picture of millennial dentists — dubbed “dentennials” — through articles co-authored by the dentists themselves. Articles discuss their experiences in dentistry, the best methods for educating their generation, the four millennial personality types found in dental schools, the dental generation gap and dentennials who practice in small towns.
Dentistry and eHealth featured in May CDA Journal
04/27/2018
The May Journal of the California Dental Association explores a variety of topics, including a strategy to make eHealth relevant to dentistry, an update on medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, the effects of mixed-dentition orthodontic treatment and a study of how dentists learn by combining evidence and experience.
Silver diamine fluoride covered under Denti-Cal with CDA-sponsored bill
04/04/2018
CDA is sponsoring new legislation that will allow dentists who provide care in the Medi-Cal dental program to be reimbursed when using silver diamine fluoride as a caries arresting agent. With the passage of Senate Bill 1148, SDF will be placed in dentists’ tool belts as an evidence-based option to manage dental caries when used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, particularly beneficial with patients who present challenges to receiving traditional treatment.
April Journal spotlights endodontics
03/29/2018
The April issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association reports on current advances in endodontic treatment procedures. Articles discuss the management of bacterial contamination in the root canal system, improvements in the visualization of the tooth-bone complex through cone beam computed tomography and the replacement of necrotic pulpal tissue in developing immature teeth.
February Journal spotlights silver diamine fluoride
02/09/2018
In the second of a two-issue series, the February issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association continues the exploration of silver diamine fluoride. Featured are articles on how a pediatric dentist incorporated silver diamine fluoride into his practice; the use of SDF to care for elderly and brain failure patients; and the chemical mechanisms of SDF when used as a caries arresting and preventing agent among other articles.
Silver diamine fluoride featured in CDA Journal
01/03/2018
In the first of a two-issue series, the January issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores silver diamine fluoride. Articles include a review of the history and use of silver diamine fluoride in dentistry, a discussion about the role silver diamine fluoride plays in the chronic disease management of caries in children and more.
Dental anesthesia safety: Say something if you see something
11/09/2017
At the recent CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry convention in San Francisco, Steve Yun, MD, provided an enlightening and practical examination of dental anesthesia and patient safety in his course Myths and Errors in Dental Anesthesia: Avoiding Office Disasters. In this interview, Yun shares his top tips for enhancing patient safety during dental anesthesia.
November Journal spotlights dental student research
10/30/2017
The November 2017 Journal of the California Dental Association showcases the research projects of several California dental school students and their mentors.
Policy statement on opioid abuse adopted by dental board
10/10/2017
In California alone, opioid-related deaths from 2002 to 2014 were up almost 30 percent, and dentists prescribe up to 12 percent of all opioid prescriptions in the U.S. In light of these alarming statistics, the Dental Board of California in August 2017 finalized and adopted a policy statement recognizing the epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S.
Informed consent: More than just a form
09/18/2017
A common allegation in many professional liability claims is the lack of informed consent. Patients argue that had they known about the possibility of complications, they would have made a different decision regarding their dental treatment. One of the best ways dentists can protect themselves in these cases is by ensuring patients are armed with the facts needed to make informed decisions.
Learn how to prepare for and manage emergencies at CDA Presents
08/04/2017
It demonstrates airway and breathing complications, comes with a host of cardiac and circulation features, offers IV and intraosseous access, can respond to medical interventions — from nasotracheal intubation to surgical cricothyrotomy — and it talks back and is completely wireless. It’s the SimMan — and this August at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, the dentist and entire dental team will have an opportunity to train with the high-fidelity simulation mannequin.
First-time exhibitors, product launches at CDA Presents
08/01/2017
More than 400 companies will showcase new technology and dental innovations in exhibit halls on the first and second levels of Moscone West for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry Aug. 24-26 in San Francisco. Convention-only pricing is available. Highlighted here are just a handful of the new products, including two from first-time CDA Presents exhibitors, that attendees can expect to discover in San Francisco.
Dental teams can train to improve medical emergency response
07/10/2017
It demonstrates airway and breathing complications, comes with a host of cardiac and circulation features, offers IV and intraosseous access, can respond to medical interventions — from nasotracheal intubation to surgical cricothyrotomy — and it talks back and is completely wireless. It’s the SimMan — and this August at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, the dentist and entire dental team will have an opportunity to train with the high-fidelity simulation mannequin.
CDA Journal discusses trigeminal neuralgia
07/03/2017
Arriving in time for holiday reading, the July Journal of the California Dental Association spotlights a variety of topics including hemifacial spasms, trigeminal neuropathic pain and malpractice claims and attendant laws. An ePub version is available for reading on mobile devices.
Otolaryngologist to join cadaver workshop at CDA Presents
06/12/2017
A popular workshop at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry that uses cone beam computed tomography to preview and identify head and neck anatomy prior to and during dissection will return to the San Francisco convention this fall — with an added element. Joining Homayon Asadi, DDS, and David Hatcher, DDS, as a lecturer will be Nancy Appelblatt, MD, for a new focus on temporomandibular joint dysfunction and airway-related anatomy and disorders.
CDA Journal spotlights antibiotic resistance problems
04/27/2017
The May Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on a variety of topics including a review of literature on the complication of IC therapy, dentistry’s role in managing the antibiotic resistance problem through the appropriate use of antibiotics and an evaluation of information available on the management of traumatically intruded permanent teeth.
Innovative products to launch at CDA Presents
04/05/2017
Dental products and services from nearly 600 companies will fill 130,000 square feet of exhibit hall space at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry this May at the Anaheim Convention Center. And many exhibiting companies will launch new products at the meeting. Dentists and their team members will want to explore the exhibit hall to take a first look at the latest technological innovations. Read here about a few of them.
Dental student research featured in CDA Journal
07/29/2016
The August Journal of the California Dental Association recognizes the work of young dental researchers and their mentors. This issue features a study that aimed to evaluate the antifungal activity of several alkaloids against Candida albicans in vitro and to determine the cytotoxicity on oral fibroblast cells.
CDA Journal discusses oral microbiome
07/01/2016
The July Journal of the California Dental Association features articles that examine the various aspects of the human oral microbiome.
CDA Journal features bioceramic materials in vital pulp therapy
04/28/2016
The May issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association addresses a number of general topics including the use of bioceramic materials in vital pulp therapy, which is devised to preserve and maintain vitality of pulpally involved teeth challenged by a variety of intraoral conditions.
FDA calls for powdered exam gloves ban
04/12/2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to ban the use of most powdered gloves, including powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove.
Performance measurement in practices featured in CDA Journal
03/28/2016
The April issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features articles on performance measurement, quality measurement and quality improvement tools and mechanisms that can assist health professionals in their ongoing commitment to improve patient care, enhance professionalism and demonstrate accountability.
Improving root canal success rates
03/23/2015
In the fourth part of a CDA Presents Speaker Spotlight series highlighting the various topics that will be covered at CDA Presents in Anaheim, CDA Update staff spoke with Alex Fleury DDS, MS, the director of educational resources for Real World Endodontics. Fleury will be lecturing in Anaheim about "new horizons in endodontics."
ADA recommendations for prophylactic antibiotic use
01/27/2015
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has found that for patients with prosthetic joint implants, the use of prophylactic antibiotics, or antibiotics administered to prevent the risk of infection, are not recommended prior to dental procedures to prevent prosthetic joint infection (PJI). An updated ADA clinical practice guideline published in the January issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) confirms this position.
How technology is changing dentistry
09/17/2014
Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, an associate professor and the vice chair of Simulation, Technology and Research at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, held a lecture titled “An Overview of New Technology and Materials Changing Dentistry” on Sept. 5 during CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. Kachalia sat down with CDA staff at Dugoni School of Dentistry’s new campus in San Francisco to discuss how technology is changing dentistry and how dentists can make the transition to the digital age.
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