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Dentists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Professional Behavior Toward the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisite Survey of Dentists’ Perspectives

The authors examine dentists’ knowledge, attitudes, and professional behavior toward COVID-19 and the affect on their livelihoods.



Periodontal Disease, Undiagnosed Diabetes, and Body Mass Index: Implications for Diabetes Screening by Dentists

The authors observe the rates of undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and determine whether aspects of periodontal disease are independently associated with prevalent undiagnosed diabetes mellitus.


Risk of Bleeding During Oral Surgery in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review

The authors assess the risk of developing bleeding during oral surgery procedures in patients with liver cirrhosis and appropriate recommendations for oral surgery procedures in patients with liver cirrhosis.


Untreated Caries Among US Working-Aged Adults and Association With Reporting Need for Oral Health Care

The authors examine the burden of untreated caries and its association with reporting an unmet oral health care need among working-age adults.


Template-Guided Endodontic Access

The authors present the case of a patient with a symptomatic necrotic root canal.


Teardrop-Shaped Radiolucency of the Mandible

The authors ask readers to diagnose the case of an 18-year-old man in good overall health who was seen by his general dentist with an expansile, radiolucent lesion of the right posterior mandible.


JournalScan: Selections From the Current Literature

The author summarizes studies on conventional, biological, and preventive caries management among children 3 through 7 years of age; suicide and job satisfaction; periodontal health of patients with shortened dental arches; and oral lesions associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.



Dentistry and Science 2020 Through 2021

The new JADA editor addresses 2021 and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

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Applying Behavioral Economics to Reduce Broken Dental Appointments

The authors explore how principles from behavioral economics can be used to help decrease broken appointments.


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.


Fluoride Helps Fight Cavities

Use this handout to let patients know how fluoride can help them fight cavities.


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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:

• Dentists’ knowledge, attitudes, and professional behavior toward the COVID-19 pandemic
• Implications for diabetes screening by dentists
• Untreated caries among US working-aged adults


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.