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MAY 2021 JADA 

A Case-Control Study of Topical and Supplemental Fluoride Use and Osteosarcoma Risk

The authors examine the association between ever or never use of topical and dietary fluoride supplements and osteosarcoma.

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COVID-2019 Fundamentals

The authors provide an overview of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.



Is Fluoride Varnish Safe? Validating the Safety of Fluoride Varnish

The author evaluates the immediate safety of fluoride varnish and describes the adverse events related to fluoride varnish.



What Is the Association Between Income Loss: During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Children’s Dental Care?

The authors assess the unmet need for child dental care and pandemic-related household job or income loss.



Enrollment Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans That Include Dental Benefits

The authors examine enrollment trends associated with embedded dental plans in private sector employer-sponsored health insurance plans.


Visually Acceptable Gloss Threshold for Resin Composite and Polishing Systems

The authors compare dentists’ perceptions of gloss values of composite specimens with increased levels and identify the gloss value considered to be clinically acceptable.


Oral Myeloid Sarcoma As an Uncommon Manifestation of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

The authors provide a series of 3 cases of oral myeloid sarcoma with varying clinical appearances and an up-to-date literature review of the clinical features of the disease.


A Firm Mass of the Maxillary Gingiva

The authors ask readers to diagnose the case of a 57-year-old woman who had a slow-growing mass affecting the maxillary right posterior gingiva of 2 years’ duration.


The Ethics of Dentists Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine: Following the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

The authors explore the ethical considerations whether it is ethically justified for dentists and dental staff to be given priority for receiving the COVID 19 vaccine.


Will the DDS Class of 2021 Be Practice Ready?

Three dental school deans review the sequence of events and adaptations made by dental schools in 2020 and 2021 and summarize the potential impact on 2021 dental school graduates.


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.


Replacing Missing or Lost Teeth

Use this handout to provide patients information about replacing missing or lost teeth.


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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:

• Topical and supplemental fluoride use and osteosarcoma risk
• Validating the safety of fluoride varnish
• Enrollment trends in employer-sponsored health plans that include dental benefits


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.