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New Research Publication

Introducing JADA Foundational Science, a cross-disciplinary, all open access journal from the ADA.
Because oral-health sciences know no boundaries.

See how it will advance oral health

October 2021 JADA 

Willingness and Ability of Oral Health Care Workers to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The authors assess oral health care workers’ ability and willingness to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and what factors are involved.

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Preventive Oral Health Care Use for Children With Special Health Care Needs Aged 6 Through 12 Years Enrolled in Medicaid: A Mixed Methods Study

The authors assess preventive oral health care use for children with special health care needs aged 6 through 12 years enrolled in Medicaid and identify intervention strategies to improve oral health.


A Survey of Dental Therapists’ Practice Patterns and Training in Minnesota

The authors assess dental therapists’ motivations, practice settings, incomes, satisfaction levels, and their opinions about dental therapy education and regulations.


The Impact of Dental Medicaid Reform on Dental Care Provider Activity and Market Penetration of Dental Support Organizations

The authors assess the impact of state Medicaid reform on the dental practice environment by examining provider activity and practice setting.


Pit-and-Fissure Sealants on Primary Molars Are a Cost Savings

The authors examine the cost-effectiveness of light-polymerized resin-based fluoride sealants on primary molars in high caries risk children younger than 6 years.


Efficacy of Adjuvant Ozone Therapy in Reducing Postsurgical Complications Following Impacted Mandibular Third- Molar Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The authors compare the efficacy of ozone therapy with a placebo or control in reducing postsurgical complications associated with the surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molars.


When Should Root Remnants and Unrestorable Broken Teeth Be Extracted in Frail Older Adults?

The authors present cases and provide recommendations about when to extract or retain root remnants and broken teeth in frail older adults.


A Painful Ulceration of the Buccal Mucosa

The authors ask readers to diagnose the case of a 60-year-old woman with a painful ulceration on the right buccal mucosa near the commissure of several weeks’ duration.



A Third Place for Our Dental Community

The incoming ADA president the concept of a “third place” being vital in the dental community.

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Smoking Cessation Counseling and Treatment: 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 whether they offer smoking cessation counseling or treatment.


Keeping Your Smile Healthy

Use this handout to to give patients tips for how to have a good oral care health routine.

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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:

• WIllingness and ability of oral health care workers to work during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Pit-and-fissure sealants on primary molars
• Efficacy of adjuvant ozone therapy in reducing complications after impacted mandibular third-molar surgery


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.