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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.

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August 2021 JADA 

Oral Health Needs Among Youth With a History of Foster Care: A Population-Based Study

The authors compare the self-identified oral health care needs and access to oral health care among youth who have and have not experienced foster care.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Hesitancy Among Dental and Medical Students

The authors assess attitudes, perceptions, and hesitancy regarding the COVID-19 vaccines among medical students and dental students.


Emergency Department Visits for Infectious Oral Conditions in Massachusetts, 2014 through 2018

The authors measure population-based preventable department visits for infectious oral conditions and examine the associated sociodemographic factors to support prevention efforts.


The Association Between Food Insecurity, Diet Quality, and Untreated Caries Among US Children

The authors examine the association between food insecurity and untreated caries among US children and the mediational role of diet quality in this relationship.


Trends in National Opioid Prescribing for Dental Procedures Among Patients Enrolled in Medicaid

The authors examine trends in opioid prescriptions by dentists for children and nonsenior adults enrolled in Medicaid.

Efficacy of Personal Protective Equipment Against Coronavirus Transmission Via Dental Handpieces

The authors evaluate the efficacy of personal protective equipment and high-volume evacuation in reducing human coronavirus contamination of operators during conventional dental procedures.


Alternatives to Opioids for Acute Pain Management After Dental Procedures: A Department of Veterans Affairs Consensus Paper

A multidisciplinary working group presents clinical recommendations to specifically address dental procedure–related acute pain.


Treatment of Hemifacial Microsomia Using Conventional Orthodontic Techniques: Report of a Case With Long-Term Follow-up

The authors present a 10-year-old girl with hemifacial microsomia involving unilateral condylar hypoplasia treated using conventional orthodontic techniques and long-term retention.

Ethical Considerations When Informing Patients About Suboptimal Treatment Completed by Another Dentist

The author explores the ethics considerations when explaining to a patient that treatment by an experienced colleague needs to be replaced.


Toward Vision 2030: Building on a 121-Year Legacy

The president FDI World Dental Federation explores how it will be able to deliver the ambitious goals delineated in the Vision 2030 report and stay true to the organization’s principles.


Intraoral Scanners: 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 if anyone in their practices currently uses an intraoral scanner.


What Is MRONJ?

Use this handout to provide patients information about risk factors for and symptoms of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.

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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:

• Oral health needs among youth with a history of foster care
• Efficacy of personal protective equipment against coronavirus transmission via dental handpieces
• The association between food insecurity, diet quality, and untreated caries among US children


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.