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Access 284 Leading Journals

ADA members can now access full-text articles from 284 leading journals free of charge. This new member benefit can be accessed through the ADA Library & Archives website. Electronic resources are available 24 hours a day. Among the journals, 95 percent are dental journals and five percent are medical-dental crossover journals. Library staff is also available to assist you in searching the journal database. Members must log on to ADA.org using their member ID and password for free access.

Leading Science in JADA

As the best-read dental journal, the monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association includes leading science and cutting-edge technology. Available online only to ADA members, this month's issue includes:

  • Dental care for frail older adults
  • Pain catastrophizing in dental patients
  • Shear bond strength

New Clinical Recommendations for Topical Fluoride

The ADA has released new clinical recommendations for professionally applied and prescription-strength, home-use topical fluoride for caries prevention. The evidence-based clinical recommendations result from a panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs and are an update of the 2006 ADA recommendations. Listen to a podcast about the new recommendations.

Grant Supports Research

A grant to the ADA Foundation from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will support investigation of dental restorative systems through 2018 at the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (formerly the Paffenberger Research Center).

Researchers Study Effects of Statins on Dental Health

Two recent studies have examined how statins—a class of prescription drugs taken by millions of patients worldwide to lower or control cholesterol levels—might affect patients' dental health. Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, in North Carolina, USA, have potentially linked statins to increased calcification of the tooth's pulp chamber. The study was published in the September issue of the Journal of Endodontics.