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Pediatric Dentistry

February 1, 2019 Pediatric Dentistry Speciality Scan page

JADA+ Specialty Scan — Pediatric Dentistry is one of ten quarterly e-newsletters updating dentists on the latest news and developments in selected dental specialties and disciplines. Information in each scan is aggregated and summarized from previously published materials, each item attributed to its publication of origin. The consulting editors for JADA+ Specialty Scan — Pediatric Dentistry are Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH and Arthur J. Nowak, DMD, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Dentistry.


May 3, 2019 Topics include: oral health status in children with epilepsy, fine motor skills and toothbrushing, dental trauma in preschoolers, and more.

February 1, 2019 Topics include: mouthguards and stress performance, findings from large scale study of early childhood oral health, caries risk for kids who live with smokers, and careful, compassionate weight counseling for children.


November 9, 2018 Topics include: Early loss of primary molars affects emotional limitations, well-being; More frequent checkups equals less repeated general anesthesia for patients with special health care needs; Use of behavior guidance techniques differs by provider and practice characteristics

August 17, 2018 Topics include: Buccal infiltration with articaine an effective alternative to inferior alveolar block in children; Adolescent consumption of sports drinks; Do signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder increase the odds of caries?

May 18, 2018 Topics include: Carious lesions grow faster in poorer child populations; Phone it in: remote diagnosis of traumatic dental injury; Effectiveness of resin-based sealants with and without fluoride in a high caries risk population.

February 16, 2018 Topics include: Providers take on new looks in parent, patient survey; Caries control in primary teeth with silver diamine fluoride; How sports, energy drinks affect biofilm formation and metabolism of Streptococcus mutans.


November 10, 2017 Topics include: AAPD/AAP report discusses oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect; Prescription of panoramic radiographs in children, Healing complications risk in primary teeth with intrusive luxation.
August 18, 2017 Topics include: AAP statement on fruit juice consumption; Self-correction, intervention for ectopic eruption of maxillary permanent first molars; Fissure sealant, fluoride varnish for caries prevention compared.

May 19, 2017 Topics include: Dietary fluoride of 2-year-old children; Restorative thresholds for carious lesions; Silver diamine fluoride to treat caries in children.

February 10, 2017 Topics include: Kids with developmental defects of the enamel; Fluoride varnish and children’s esthetic perceptions of permanent incisors; Risk factor links to caries stages in children. 

June 30, 2015 Topics include: Guiding children through dental care; Dental amalgam and primary teeth; Restoring primary anterior teeth; An update on RBC usage.