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Impact of Hyperglycemia on the Rate of Implant Failure and Peri-implant Parameters in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The authors assess the rate of implant failure and peri-implant parameters in patients with and without diabetes.


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Oral Manifestations of COVID-19–Related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Review of 47 Pediatric Patients

The authors report the rates of documented oral and oropharyngeal findings in patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and determine the association of these findings with other symptoms.


Patterns of Opioid Prescribing in an Appalachian College of Dentistry

The authors analyze opioid prescribing characteristics in a dental school in central Appalachia and describe characteristics of and encounters associated with opioid prescriptions and the quantity and duration supplied.


Delivery and Financing of Oral Health Care in Long-Term Services and Supports: A Scoping Review

The authors evaluate the models used to deliver and finance dental care in long-term services and supports and community-based service programs.


Longitudinal Caries Prevalence in a Comprehensive, Multicomponent, School-based Prevention Program

The authors explore the clinical effectiveness of a comprehensive school-based, aerosol-free, caries prevention program.


Spontaneous Repair of Iatrogenic Root Perforation by an Orthodontic Miniscrew: A Case Report

The authors describe the spontaneous repair of an iatrogenic root perforation in a mandibular first molar that occurred during insertion of an orthodontic miniscrew in a young girl undergoing orthodontic treatment.


Mandibular Radiolucency With Snowflakelike Calcifications

There author asks readers to diagnose the case of a 21-year-old man who had a 2-week history of intermittent dull pain in his right mandible.


Glossopharyngeal Neuropathy: A Case Report

The authors present a unique case of a 57-year-old woman who described a “sticking sensation like glass constantly poking in my throat.”


COVID-19 Vaccination: Science, Politics and Public Health

The authors explore why peer representation in organized dentistry is important for underrepresented populations’ and women’s career progression.

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Including Vaccinations in the Scope of Dental Practice: The Time Has Come

The authors present the case for dentists being able to administer vaccinations to improve access to immunization programs.


CSA Corner: Bonding Crowns and Bridges With Resin Cement: 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 bonding dental crowns and bridges with resin cement.


Pregnancy and Oral Health

Use this handout to let patients know why dental care is considered safe during pregnancy.


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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:

• The impact of hyperglycemia on the rate of implant failure and peri-implant parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes
• Oral manifestations of COVID-19–related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
• Opioid prescribing patterns in an Appalachian college of dentistry


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