General Dentistry

Translational Research

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Significant variation exists in health care practice patterns that creates concerns regarding the quality of care delivered. Clinical practice based on high-quality evidence provides a rationale for clinical decision making….

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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

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The motivation for teaching evidence-based practice is that, through the use of high-quality clinically relevant evidence, clinicians will make rationale decision that optimally improve patient health outcomes. Achieving that goal…

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Analgesic Therapy in Dentistry

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It has been known for centuries that opioids are highly addictive when consumed for prolonged periods of time. Pharmacologic tolerance to the efficacy of opioid analgesic results in a need…

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Consideration for Contemporary Implant Surgery

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The advancement of technology often provides clinicians and patients better clinical alternatives to achieve optimal treatment outcomes. Computer-guided options allow clinicians to realize the virtual prosthodontically driven surgical plan, facilitating…

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Revisiting the Removable Partial Denture

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The partial edentulous population is increasing because of an increasing aging population, increased life expectancy, and individuals retaining more teeth at an older age. Therefore, the need for fixed and…

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Update on Perio-Prosthodontics

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Knowledge of the periodontal-restorative interface is critical in the fabrication of restorations that are functional and esthetic. Understanding biological principles allows the clinician to predict how the periodontium will respond…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of known similarities and differences between genders relative to presenting symptoms, demographics, and severity of obstructive sleep apnea. There is…

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Management of Edentulous Patients

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Edentulism, defined as the complete loss of all dentition, is a worldwide phenomenon. Edentulism occurs because of biologic disease processes, such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, trauma, and oral cancer….

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Making the Best Clinical Decisions for Patients

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The Pros-CAT protocol critical appraisal method uses accepted strategies to identify and summarize best evidence to support patient care through evidence-based analysis that includes assessing the patient; developing a concise…

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