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Cover Story: The Healthy Eating Index and Coronal Dental Caries in US Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014

The authors determine whether a healthy eating pattern, as measured by the Healthy Eating Index 2015, is associated with coronal caries and the odds of untreated coronal caries among US adults.



Child Dental Neglect Laws: Specifications and Repercussions for Dentists in 51 Jurisdictions

The authors perform an interjurisdictional comparison of statutes and regulations to the reporting of child dental neglect by dentists.



Different Anesthetics on the Efficacy of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block in Patients With Irreversible Pulpitis: A Network Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The authors evaluate the effect of different anesthetics on the efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with irreversible pulpitis.


Local Accuracy of Actual Intraoral Scanning Systems for Single-Tooth Preparations In Vitro

The authors evaluate the local accuracy of intraoral scanning systems for single-tooth preparation impressions with an in vitro setup.


Factors Associated With Masticatory Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cross-sectional Study

The authors aim to clarify associations among mixing ability, shearing ability, and masticatory performance-related factors.


Setting the PACE for Frail Older Adults in the Community: An Underused Opportunity for Furthering Medical-Dental Integration

The authors describe how the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly has the potential for incorporation of dentistry into comprehensive and long-term care for the growing population of nursing home-appropriate older adults preferring to age in place.


Somatosensory Profile of a Patient With Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Sjögren Syndrome

The authors present a case of a 27-year-old woman with bilateral pain and numbness in the maxillary anterior gingiva, eyelids, and cheeks, as well as pain in her fingers and knees, and in muscles.


Stainless Steel Crowns As a Restoration for Permanent Posterior Teeth in People With Special Needs: A Retrospective Study

The authors present the long-term clinical outcomes of stainless steel restorations in the posterior permanent dentition and the radiographic outcomes in people with special needs.


A Call for Action to Improve US Oral Health Care

Drs. Weyant and Watt discuss the key messages from The Lancet Oral Health Series published in July.


Helping Your Child Fight Tooth Decay

Use this handout to let parents know how to help prevent caries in their children.


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:

• The Healthy Eating Index and coronal dental caries in US adults
• Different anesthetics on the efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with irreversible pulpitis
• An underused opportunity for furthering medical-dental integration in frail older adults in the community


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.