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  • ACE Panel Reports 1 & 2 2018
  • Observable characteristics coincident with inter...
  • The use and misuse of antibiotics in dentistry: ...
  • Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on no...
  • Enamel remineralization therapies for treating p...
  • To what extent are impacted canines associated w...
  • Assessing the validity of existing dental sealan...


ACE Panel Reports 1 & 2 2018

ACE Panel Reports study 1: Posterior Composite Restoration

  1. Description: This course provides clinical recommendation by experts in the field on when, why, and how a resin composite restoration should be repaired as opposed to being replaced. The ACE Panel report delivers the results of a study taken by 311 dentists surveyed on posterior composite restorations; bulk fill products vs. incremental products; top reasons to repair or replace a restoration.

ACE Panel Reports study 2: Bioactive Materials

  1. Description: This course provides a complete in-depth definition of bioactive materials as suggested by experts in the field and available literature on the topic.The ACE Panel report delivers the results of a study taken by 318 dentists surveyed on bioactive materials used as cements, as a liner or in restoration; most used products, and major concerns in adopting these bioactive materials.


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Observable characteristics coincident with internal cracks in teeth: finding from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

JADA October 2018

Background: This study determined if there are observable patient-, tooth- and crack-level characteristics markedly associated with whether a tooth with an external crack also has an internal crack.

Methods: Two hundred nine dentists in The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network enrolled 2,858 adults with a vital permanent posterior tooth having at least 1 observed external crack. Presence and characteristics of internal cracks were recorded for 435 cracked teeth that were treated. Generalized estimating equations were used to identify significant (P < .05) independent odds ratios associated with the tooth having internal cracks.

Key Words: Cracked teeth; cracked tooth; internal crack; practice-based research; symptoms.


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The use and misuse of antibiotics in dentistry: a scoping review

JADA October 2018

Background: To describe antibiotic prescribing behaviors in dentistry, including clinical and nonclinical indications for their use, the type and regimen of antibiotics prescribed, and factors influencing their prescription, the authors conducted a scoping review.

Types of Studies Reviewed: The authors conducted a scoping review of published literature by searching multiple databases. Key search terms included dentist, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, prophylaxis, prescription, pattern, habit, knowledge, and practice. Two authors independently reviewed titles and abstracts by using detailed eligibility criteria. The authors placed no restrictions on study design or publication year. The authors qualitatively assessed studies by using a modified version of the Center for Evidence-Based Management’s critical appraisal of a survey checklist.

Key Words: Antibiotics; antimicrobials; dentistry; stewardship; survey; audit antibiotic resistance; prescription.


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Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments for caries lesions: a report of the American Dental Association

JADA October 2018

Background: An expert panel convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry conducted a systematic review and formulated evidence-based clinical recommendations for the arrest or reversal of noncavitated and cavitated dental caries using nonrestorative treatments in children and adults.

Key Words: Carious lesion; American Dental Association; practice guidelines; evidence-based dentistry; decision making; general practice; clinical recommendations; nonrestorative treatments; caries.


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Enamel remineralization therapies for treating postorthodontic white-spot lesions

JADA September 2018

One of the adverse effects of orthodontic treatment is the appearance of white-spot lesions (WSLs) resulting from enamel demineralization. The objective of this systematic review was to investigate the effectiveness of remineralization therapies on WSLs after orthodontic treatment.

Key Words: White-spot lesion; enamel demineralization; remineralization; fluoride.


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To what extent are impacted canines associated with root resorption of the adjacent tooth?

JADA September 2018

The authors’ aim in this systematic review was to evaluate to what extent impacted canines are associated with root resorption (RR) of the adjacent tooth by using cone-beam computed tomography.

Key Words: Root resorption; impacted tooth; ectopic tooth; systematic review.


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Assessing the validity of existing dental sealant quality measures

JADA September 2018

Although sealants are highly effective in preventing caries in children, placement rates continue to be low. The authors’ goals were to implement and assess the performance of 2 existing sealant quality measures against a manual audit of charts at 4 dental institutions and to identify measurement gaps that may be filled by using data from electronic health records.

Key Words: Dental sealants; oral health; quality of care; caries risk assessment; caries.


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2018 Course Updates

Dr Geza Terezhalmy

ADA CE Online adds and updates courses monthly to help you achieve your best. Check out the updated multi-part series from known expert Dr. Geza Terezhalmy on various facets of Pharmacology including topics such as antibacterial agents, analgesics, the top 200 prescription drugs, and more.

 

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ADA’s Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.

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