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JADA+ Scan — Cosmetic/Esthetic is a quarterly e-newsletter updating dentists on the latest news and developments in the cosmetic and esthetic dental care. The consulting editor for JADA+ Scan — Cosmetic/Esthetic is Luiz Meirelles DDS, MS, PhD, Director, Professional Products and Standards,  ADA Science Institute.


June 8, 2018 Topics include: Desensitizing gel for bleach-induced tooth sensitivity; Predictive power of tooth color on young adults; Flexural strength of monolithic zirconia.


December 1, 2017 Topics include: Five new hybrid tooth forms take shape; Survival rates and patient-reported outcomes of zirconia-based fixed implants; Implants with guided bone regeneration stand the test of time.

September 15, 2017 Topics include: Successful esthetic treatment of brown and white stains caused by enamel fluorosis; Effect and parental acceptance of silver diamine fluoride treatment on dental caries in primary teeth; Optimal ratio for maxillary anterior teeth: preferences among professionals and laypeople.

June 16, 2017 Topics include: Patient satisfaction with removable denture renewal; Comparing flowable and bulk fill resin-based composites; Masking ability of monolithic and bilayer CAD-CAM ceramic structures .

March 17, 2017 Topics include: Patient perception and results of chamfer or feather-edge subgingival tooth preparations; Patients’ esthetic expectations; Simple formulas for optimal tooth sizes. 


December 9, 2016 Topics include: Strong translucent ceramics for dental restorations; Influence of restorative materials on mucosa discoloration; Premolar axial wall height effect on CAD/CAM crown retention.

September 30, 2016 Topics include: Composite resin variations; At-home versus in-office bleaching; Pabutment material influence on crown color.

June 24, 2016 Topics include: Smile perception; Early-stage dental erosion treatment; Patient expectation and professional opinions.

March 25, 2016 Topics include: Personality type; Age-specific oral health–related quality of life; Closing anterior interdental spaces.


November 11, 2015 Topics include: Implant therapy; Dental adhesives; Treating discoloration.

August 11, 2015 Topics include: Dental education and esthetic perception; Using CAD-CAM mock-ups; Treating fluorisis.

May 13, 2015 Topics include: Perceptible and acceptable difference in color; Color perception; Dental morphology and occlusion education; Less invasive treatment for amelogenesis imperfecta.

March 10, 2015 Topics include: Photo morphing study considers appearance; High-fluoride toothpaste and white spot lesions; Design technique uses patient input; Evaluating esthetics shows cultural differences.

December 9, 2014 Topics include: An integrative approach to an attractive smile; Diet and dental materials; Gingiva-shade ceramics and grading esthetic risk; Light activation and in-office bleaching.

September 15, 2014 Topics include: Veneers for improving darker teeth; Composite shade guides and matching color; Measuring translucency in dental materials; Masking with lithium disilicate bonded restorations.

June 4, 2014 Topics include: Achieving patient satisfaction, step-by-step; How patients, clinicians define esthetic success; Using wax-ups as blueprints for change; Diagnosing and managing the ‘eagle’s talon’.

March 12, 2014 Topics include: Improving communication through technology; Setting guidelines on smile esthetics; Matching shades of porcelain veneers; Microabrasion for esthetic management of fluorosis.