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Effects of Curing Lights on Human Gingival Epithelial Cell Proliferation

The authors explore the effect of light-emitting diode and quartz-tungsten-halogen dental curing lights on the proliferation of gingival epithelial cells.


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The Contribution of Different Permanent Tooth Types to Untreated Caries: Implications for Public Health Surveillance and Prevention

The authors estimate the prevalence and severity of untreated caries and teeth missing due to dental disease for different age groups and tooth types.


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection in Asymptomatic Pediatric Dental Patients

The authors investigate the positivity rate of asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in pediatric dental patients.


Radiograph Prescription Practices of Dentists in Ontario, Canada

The authors determine how general dentists prescribe oral and maxillofacial imaging and whether dentists’ demographics and practice environment affect imaging decisions.


The Relationship Between Diabetes and Oral Health Status, and Dental Visits Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders

The authors identify relationships between oral health and dental visits, and diabetes diagnosis among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders.


Examining the Association of Medical-Dental Integration With Closure of Medical Care Gaps Among the Elderly Population

The authors examine the potential benefits of a comprehensive, population-based medical-dental integration program on closing medical care gaps.


Opioid Prescribing Patterns by Dental Procedure Among US Publicly and Privately Insured Patients, 2013 Through 2018

The authors analyze national commercial and Medicaid claims data from 2013 through 2018 to determine which procedures account for the highest proportions of dental opioid prescriptions among US adolescents and nonelderly adults.


Interdisciplinary Management of Nonsyndromic Tooth Agenesis in the Digital Age Features

The authors present a case of a patient with nonsyndromic oligodontia who had a deficient occlusal vertical dimension that was treated by means of an interdisciplinary approach.



Elevating Dentistry Through Diversity

The JADA Editor and colleagues explore the benefits of and how to elevate diversity in the dentistry.

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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.


Oral Effects of Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Use this handout to provide patients tips to try if they develop oral side effects from head and neck cancer treatment.


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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 effects of curing lights on human gingival epithelial cell proliferation
• The contribution of different permanent tooth types to untreated caries
• The relationship between diabetes and oral health status and dental visits among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders


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.