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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 […]

George K. Merijohn, DDS

San Francisco periodontist George K. Merijohn practiced 28 years and is associate professor in postdoctoral periodontics at UC San Francisco and U Washington. He is appointed special expert to the California Dental Board; serves as a consultant to dental schools, clinicians, and the legal profession; and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. Dr. Merijohn leads seminars and workshops at major dental conferences and is published in peer-reviewed journals with articles on mucogingival clinical decision-making, risk assessment, and the evidence-based approach. More about George >