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Cover Story: Use of Low-Dose Naltrexone in the Management of Chronic Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review

The authors evaluate the efficacy of low-dose naltrexone in the management of chronic pain conditions and determine its potential use in orofacial pain management.



Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Young Adults Regarding the Impact of Electronic Cigarette Use on Oral Health

The authors explore the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of young adults regarding the impact of electronic cigarette use on oral health.


Safety and Efficacy of 4% Articaine in Mandibular Third- Molar Extraction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials

The authors compare the safety and efficacy of articaine with other aminoamide anesthetics when used in mandibular third-molar extractions.


An Investigation Into the Potential Anticaries Benefits and Contributions to Mineral Intake of Bottled Water

The authors explore the potential anticaries benefits of some bottled waters and their possible contributions to fluoride, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium intakes.


Children’s Dental Service Use Reflects Their Parents’ Dental Service Experience and Insurance

The authors explore and verify the previously identified relationship between parents’ use and deferral of care and children’s use and deferral of care using the 2016 National Health Interview Survey data.


Recruitment Considerations for Dental Short-term Missions Relating to the Holistic Development of Dentists

The authors explore recruitment recommendations for dentists considering dental short-term mission trips.


Retrograde Peri-implantitis Associated With Residual Cysts: 3 Case Reports

The authors describe 3 cases of retrograde peri-implantitis associated with residual cysts and their successful surgical and regenerative management.


Sleep Medicine Education in US and Canadian Orofacial Pain Residency Programs: Survey Outcomes

The authors determine the current level of education related to sleep medicine in university- and hospital-based orofacial pain residency programs in the United States and Canada.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Dental Care for Older Adults: New Barriers Require Unique Solutions

The authors address the barriers to dental care that frail older adults will face related to the emergence of COVID-19.


CSA Corner: Bonding Crowns and Bridges With Resin Cement: 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 bonding dental crowns and bridges with resin cement.


Is Your Mouth Always Dry?

Use this handout to let patients know how to limit the effects of dry mouth.


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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:

• Use of low-dose naltrexone to manage chronic pain conditions
• Young adults’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the impact of electronic cigarette use on oral health
• Children’s dental service use as it reflects their parents’ dental experiences and insurance


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.