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New PPR has enhanced format, looks at best hygiene products for dentists

June 19, 2015 The May 2015 issue of ADA Professional Product Review has a new format and includes an examination of hand hygiene products and an overview of caries detection devices, among other features.

"We kick off this issue with a new format, one that I hope will be easier for you to use," says Dr. David Sarrett, editor of PPR.

One highlight in this issue is "Back to Basics: Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team," which provides a short instructional video that looks at the types of products to use, as well as when and how to use them.

Caries Corner is another feature new to PPR that will look at what's new in caries prevention, detection and restorative options and materials. The May issue features an analysis of caries detection devices.

There's also an ADA Laboratory evaluation in this issue – the third and final article in a series of reports examining the potential release of Bisphenol A (BPA) from resin-based dental materials. BPA raised concern after several studies linked its estrogen-like effects to health problems, prompting many manufacturers of polycarbonate plastic bottles, particularly those used by children, to exclude BPA-derived materials from containers that may hold food.

"We know clinicians are busy, so we've created summaries of the laboratory evaluations for a quick read," Dr. Sarrett said. "We've also posted the longer laboratory report for the ADA Laboratory's evaluation of BPA in Dental Sealants for those of you who want more data."

Summaries are available as PDFs for downloads and as Web pages that can be easily read from any electronic device.

The ADA Professional Product Review launched in 2006 under the guidance of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs with the intent of providing ADA members with content compiled from the best available sources. The result is information that aims to be user-friendly, unbiased, clinically relevant and scientifically sound.

If there's a product category you'd like to see evaluated in the ADA Professional Product Review,  send your suggestions to pprclinical@ada.org

 For more information or to access the current issue, visit ADA.org/ppr.