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2013 Issues

Volume 8, Issue 3 (PDF)

Volume 8, Issue 3 (Digital Magazine)

In this issue:

* An Evaluation of Four Dental Clinical Spectrophotometers Relative to Human Shade Observation

* A Laboratory Evaluation of Bulk-Fill Versus Traditional Multi-Increment-Fill Resin-Based Composites

Volume 8, Issue 2 (PDF)

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Digital Magazine)

From the editor Dr. David Sarrett:

Millions of resin restorations and light-cured sealants are placed each year and curing lights are essential for those procedures. But how can you be certain that your curing light delivers the correct irradiance, exposure patterns and spectral emission to safely cure a resin-based restoration so that it performs as the manufacturer intended? To address these common concerns, this issue features, "Effective Use of Dental Curing Lights: A Guide for the Dental Practitioner," a series of short articles by several key opinion leaders. Whether you've used curing lights for more that two decades as I have, or you're fresh out of dental school, the articles can help you optimize your light-curing technique.

Also, in this issue, the ADA Laboratories evaluated two disposable handpieces, the Azenic DHP from Azenic, Inc., and the Hi-Speed Turbine Handpiece for Single Use-GSY Series from NPH USA, Inc. If you're wondering who would use a disposable handpiece, consider that these devices may be useful in clinical settings that present unusual operating conditions or challenging infection control situations where sterilization is not practical or cost-effective, such as remote or mobile clinics, medical missions or military field installations, or perhaps in a busy practice as a backup if no sterile resuable handpiece is available.

Volume 8, Issue 1 (PDF)

Volume 8, Issue 1 (Digital Magazine)

From the editor Dr. David Sarrett:

In this issue, we take a look at the integrity and performance of gloves in two articles: A Laboratory Analysis of Latex Examination Gloves and Evaluating the Water Tightness of Powder-Free Natural Rubber Latex Exam Gloves Following Simulated Clinical Use: A Pilot Study.  You'll also find the first of two articles on Bisphenol A (BPA) in dental materials. There's been increased media attention on BPA and its potential impact on health and human development. The Update: Bisphenol A in Dental Materials explores the question, "Why would BPA appear in 'BPA-free' dental materials?" It also examines BPA exposure levels and how to address patient concerns. Palliative Over-the-Counter Treatments for Oral Dryness and Associated Inflammation is an overview of clinical approaches for managing oral dryness with over-the-counter products. This article includes examples of the various types of products available in the U.S.