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Category: Best Practices

Biologic Width – The New Magic Number is Here!

Posted: September 22, 2015

When restorative dentistry enters the subgingival zone, respecting the biologic width (BW) is a key factor for maintaining periodontal health. Transient minor damage and inflammation often occurs during subgingival instrumentation procedures including tooth preparation and hygiene instrumentation. Fortunately this can usually resolve, especially in sites not afflicted by gingivitis; chronic periodontitis; and/or delicate, fragile or […]

Scaling & Root Planing is Not the “Killer App” for Chronic Periodontitis

Posted: August 10, 2015

A systematic review (SR) on scaling and root planing (SRP) was published by the American Dental Association in July 2015. This addition of News2Use highlights aspects of the unabridged full systematic review (not published in JADA but available online) and the ADA Clinical Practice Guideline derived from it. Click here to review the unabridged SR and […]

Increase Gingival Recession Awareness With Online Tools and Resources

Posted: August 10, 2015

Increasing patient awareness about gingival recession susceptibility and modifiable conditions is an indispensable first step for an effective management and prevention program. In addition to being examined and advised by their dentists and dental hygienists, independent self-discovery by patients is often a strong motivator for adopting preventive-oriented lifestyle choices and accepting treatment interventions that better […]