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This Month’s Features

Complex Combination

The link is clear but new research continues to uncover clues on how tobacco use affects periodontal disease.

Importance of the Latest Classification System

Dental hygienists may not be aware of the American Academy of Periodontology's 1999 classification system for periodontal diseases. Gary Armitage, DDS, MS, discusses how the system affects dental hygiene practice.

Up Close

In the first installment of a continuing series on anesthesia, Stanley F. Malamed, DDS, shares his expertise on using amide local anesthetic agents.

Going Off Label

Although not approved by the FDA specifically for caries prevention, when used appropriately fluoride varnish is an effective and safe therapy in reducing caries.

Troubleshooting Technique—Sharpening

Improving therapeutic outcomes with better sharpening skills.

Quelling the Anxiety

Strategies for treating patients with anxiety disorders.

Continuing Education

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Editor’s Note

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Ask the Expert

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