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October JADA takes look at hepatitis B virus outbreak and portable dental clinic

Hepatitis B virus infection associated with a portable dental clinic in West Virginia gets the cover spotlight in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Authors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts in epidemiology conducted the retrospective investigation that is the focus of the article "Hepatitis B Virus Transmissions Associated with a Portable Dental Clinic, West Virginia, 2009."

Other features in October include:

• A guest editorial on personalized medicine and dentistry;

• A JADA Landmark Series article from 1986, "The Role of the Dental Profession in Addressing the HIV Epidemic";

• Clinical practice articles featuring a systematic review of long-term tooth and implant survival rates; diagnosing burning mouth syndrome; risk of airway blockage during root canal therapy; and preventing dental caries associated with sugary beverages;

• Research articles featuring chiropractic intervention for temporomandibular joint disorder orofacial pain management; a brief report examining positive association between conflicts of interest and reporting of positive results in randomized clinical trials in dentistry; and a critical summary from the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry  on coronectomy as an effective strategy for treating impacted third molars close to the inferior alveolar nerve.

• Professional Product Review executive summary of "A Laboratory Evaluation of Bulk-fill vs. Traditional Multi-increment-Fill Resin-Based Composites" and "Evaluation of Four Dental Clinical Spectrophotometers Relative to Human Shade Observation."