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Cover Story: Zirconia-Ceramic Versus Metal-Ceramic Posterior Multiunit Tooth-Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses: A Systematic review and meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

The authors compare the survival and complication rates of zirconia-ceramic and metal-ceramic restorative material in multiunit tooth-supported posterior fixed dental prostheses.



Canceling Dental Procedures Due to Elevated Blood Pressure: Is It Appropriate?

The authors review the evidence for cancellation of any dental or surgical procedures owing to hypertension.


Summary of the Evidence on the Safety, Efficacy, and Effectiveness of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines: Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews

The authors summarize the evidence available about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in terms of its safety as well as its efficacy and effectiveness on HPV infection, HPV-related noncancerous lesions, and HPV-related precancerous lesions.


Impact of a Medicaid Policy on Preventive Oral Health Services for Children With Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, or Both

The authors examine the impact of state Medicaid policies on receipt of preventive oral health services among young Medicaid enrollees with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or both.


Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies Comparing Oscillating-Rotating and Other Powered Toothbrushes

The authors review and analyze the difference in the efficacy of oscillating-rotating toothbrushes and other powered toothbrushes.


Tooth Loss in Patients With and Without Diabetes: A Large-Scale, Cross-sectional Study of Mexican Adults

The authors compare the experiences and distribution of tooth loss in people with and without diabetes.


A Survey on Radiation Exposure Reduction Methods Including Rectangular Collimation for Intraoral Radiography by Pediatric Dentists in the United States

The authors determine awareness of the Image Gently Campaign in Dentistry and implementation of radiation dose-reduction strategies.


A Novel Digital Altered Cast Impression Technique for Fabricating a Removable Partial Denture With a Distal Extension

Dr. Wu and colleagues present a case in which they seek to improve the efficiency and simplicity in obtaining altered cast impressions by means of digital technology.


Ethical Issues When a Dentist With an Active Practice Dies

The author discusses the ethical considerations when a dentist dies and leaves behind debt and untreated patients.


Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Drs. Carlson and Kademani discuss how oral health care professionals are at the forefront of prevention, diagnosis, and surgical management of oral and oropharyngeal cancer.


Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel Survey
The authors report the results of an American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel Survey in which panel members were asked about the role of the dentists and their team in discussing the human papillomavirus vaccine and administering the vaccine in a dental setting.


Reducing the Risk of Oral Cancer

Use this handout to let patients know how they can reduce the risk of developing oral cancer.


It is very difficult to not only keep up with the most up-to-date information in dentistry, but also to be able to assess the scientific rigor of the information. Clinical Scans is your go-to resource!


Licensed US dentists can earn up to 3 CE credits every month through the JADA CE Online program. This month's program highlights 3 topics:

• Zirconia-ceramic versus metal-ceramic posterior multiunit tooth-supported fixed dental prostheses
• Canceling dental procedures due to elevated blood pressure 
• Impact of a Medicaid policy on preventive oral health services for children with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or both


Introduced in 1913, The Journal of the American Dental Association is the nation's premier dental journal—a reliable, peer-reviewed source of information on dentistry and dental science.