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Introducing JADA Foundational Science, a cross-disciplinary, all open access journal from the ADA.
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June 2021 JADA 

COVID-2019 Among Dentists in the United States: A 6-Month Longitudinal Report of Accumulative Prevalence and Incidence

The authors assess the cumulative prevalence and incidence rates of COVID-19 among dentists and their levels of engagement in specific infection control practices.

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The Association of Apical Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Large Hospital Network Cross-sectional Case-Controlled Study

The authors study the relationship between apical periodontitis and type 2 diabetes mellitus and if glycated hemoglobin levels are independently associated with apical periodontitis.


Extraoral Bite-wing Radiographs: A Universally Accepted Paradox

The authors discuss the importance of reimagining the universal naming convention of extraoral bite-wing radiographs.


What Is the Rate of COVID-19 Infection in a Population Seeking Oral Health Care?

The authors identify the rate of COVID-19 positivity among patients seeking oral health care and compare it with the citywide positivity rate, number of tests performed, and number of positive cases in Chicago, Illinois.


A Clinical Investigation of Dental Evacuation Systems in Reducing Aerosols

The authors evaluate and compare the effectiveness of dental evacuation systems in reducing aerosols during oral prophylactic procedures in a large clinical setting.


Influences on Dentists’ Adoption of Nonsurgical Caries Management Techniques: A Qualitative Study

The authors identify and describe the patterns, correlates, and determinants of using nonsurgical caries management techniques among pediatric and general dentists who primarily treat children in North Carolina.


Comprehensive Treatment for Severe Periodontitis With Pathologic Tooth Migration–Related Bimaxillary Protrusion: A Case Report With 3-Year Follow-up

The authors describe the 3-year follow-up progress and outcomes in a patient who had severe periodontitis and pathologic tooth migration–related bimaxillary protrusion.


Diagnosis and Management of Persistent Posttraumatic Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Secondary to Implant Therapy: A Review

The authors discuss the importance of early recognition, accurate diagnosis, and adequate management of posttraumatic trigeminal neuropathic pain.


Leaving No Stone Unturned: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Scientific Response to COVID-19

The authors recount The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Adopting Dental Radiographic Guidelines for Selection Criteria: Is a Pandemic All It Takes?

The authors explore the need for dentists to adhere to published selection criteria guidelines for dental radiographic imaging.


Defective Restoration Repair or Replacement: 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 repairing or replacing defective restorations.


Protecting Against COVID-19

Use this handout to provide patients information about what dental offices are doing to protect against COVID-19 during routine dental care.

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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:

• COVID-19 among dentists in the United States
• Rate of COVID-19 infection in a population seeking oral health care
• Use of dental evacuation systems in reducing aerosols


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.