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General Dentistry is the award-winning, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. Published bimonthly, General Dentistry features clinical articles spanning the breadth of topics relevant to general dentists, including unique diagnostic case reports, novel solutions to common treatment dilemmas, evidence-based best practices, and the science to help you choose the best materials, technology and procedures for your patients and your practice.


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Departments

  • Editorial Empathy

    Roger D. Winland
    2018 July/August; 66(4):5.

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  • Letter to the editor Sources of oral pain

    Larry Lockerman
    Christopher J. Spencer
    2018 July/August; 66(4):6.
     
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  • Erratum Correction to “Lidocaine turns 70: the evolution of dental local anesthesia,” by Donaldson & Goodchild, May/June 2018

    2018 July/August; 66(4):6.

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  • Esthetics The impact of bioactive materials on cosmetic restorative dentistry

    Wynn Okuda
    2018 July/August; 66(4):7-9.
     
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  • Pharmacology The prescription opioid abuse crisis and our role in it

    Elliot V. Hersh 
    Mana Saraghi 
    Paul A. Moore
    2018 July/August; 66(4):10-13.
     
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  • Public Health High-fidelity simulation training for management of dental emergencies

    Preetha Kanjirath
    Larry Williams
    Mario Ramos
    2018 July/August; 66(4):14-15.
     
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  • Oral Diagnosis Unusual tongue and Painful tongue

    Tanya M. Gibson
    2018 July/August; 66(4):76, 78.
     
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Clinical Articles

  • SELF-INSTRUCTION

    Orthodontics What every dentist and patient should know about accelerated orthodontic tooth movement

    Robert L. Clark
    Monica Schneider
    Tina Mahmoudi
    Nasir Bashirelahi

    This article reviews the biologic mechanisms of accelerated tooth movement as well as the literature on nonsurgical and surgical techniques that may reduce the duration of orthodontic treatment in adult patients. 

    2018 July/August; 66(4):16-20.
     
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 423
  • SELF-INSTRUCTION

    Basic Science Utilization of cone beam computed tomography to determine the prevalence and anatomical characteristics of bifurcated inferior alveolar nerves

    Thomas Y.H. Yoon 
    Douglas K. Robinson
    Nathan E. Estrin
    Dylan T. Tagg
    Richard A. Michaud
    Thanhphuong N. Dinh

    In a study of the prevalence and anatomical characteristics of bifurcated inferior alveolar nerves, cone beam computed tomography found bifurcations in 13.4% of 194 patients. Fourteen bifid nerves were type 1, with a single foramen and narrower inferior canal, and 16 were type 2, with a short superior canal extending to the second or third molar. 

    2018 July/August; 66(4):22-26.
     
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 424
  • SELF-INSTRUCTION

    Fixed Prosthodontics Fracture resistance of bonded CAD/CAM restorations with standard or extended preparations

    Stephen C. Arnason
    Villa L. Guillory
    Clifton W. Bailey
    Kraig S. Vandewalle

    This study evaluated the fracture resistance of teeth with standard or extended preparations after restoration with lithium disilicate or resin nanoceramic inlays. Although bonded restorations reinforced the tooth structure, the fracture load was significantly lower in teeth with extended preparations. The type of restorative material did not significantly affect the fracture load.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):28-32.
     
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    Self-Instruction Exercise No. 425
  • Orofacial Pain Diagnostic accuracy of panoramic radiography and MRI for detecting signs of TMJ degenerative joint disease

    Shanti Kaimal
    Mansur Ahmad
    Wenjun Kang
    Donald Nixdorf
    Eric L. Schiffman

    A study of more than 700 subjects examined the accuracy of different imaging modalities for detecting signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) degenerative joint disease. Panoramic radiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) had poor sensitivity but high specificity for detecting subcortical cysts, surface erosion, and generalized sclerosis that were visible on computed tomography (CT). MRIs demonstrated adequate diagnostic accuracy for osteophyte formation, but panoramic radiographs did not. Use of CT for diagnosis of TMJ degenerative joint disease is recommended to avoid false-negative findings. 

    2018 July/August; 66(4):34-40.
     
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  • Implants Retentive force variations of stud attachments for implant overdentures

    Paul J. Boulos 
    Linda A. Akiki
    Joseph E. Makzoumé 
    Jihad Fakhoury
    Hani Tohmé
    Fadi S. El Hage

    When overdenture attachments were investigated in vitro, Locator attachments demonstrated a more stable and sustained retentive force than O-ring/ball attachments in dry testing. In wet testing, both attachments showed acceptable retentive forces over time. Locator or metal-to-metal attachment components would be preferable for patients with dry oral conditions, but there should be no significant difference between the performance of the attachment types in saliva-moistened oral cavities. 

    2018 July/August; 66(4):41-45.
     
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  • Pediatric Dentistry Multidisciplinary management of an impacted maxillary central incisor associated with supernumerary teeth: a case report

    Paula Corrêa Silveira da Silva 
    Leopoldo Cosme-Silva 
    Leandro Borges Araújo 
    Lidiane Lucas Costa e Silva 
    Vivien Thiemy Sakai

    An 11-year-old patient whose permanent maxillary right central incisor was impacted due to the presence of 2 supernumerary teeth underwent extraction of the supernumerary teeth and orthodontic traction of the impacted central incisor. Treatment resulted in functional and esthetic oral rehabilitation.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):46-50.
     
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  • Basic Science Evaluation of marginal leakage after mechanical fatigue cycling of composite inlays luted with different cements

    Dario Melilli 
    Enzo Maria Giuseppe Cumbo
    Paolo Baldissara
    Vinicius Felipe Wandscher
    Luiz Felipe Valandro
    Giuseppe Gallina
    Giuseppe Pizzo

    Dye penetration testing to evaluate the marginal microleakage of composite resin inlays luted with 3 different cement systems revealed that inlays luted with Calibra and Charisma Flow showed greater microleakage, notably at the cervical margins. Inlays luted with RelyX Unicem showed the least dye penetration. 

    2018 July/August; 66(4):51-55.
     
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  • Orofacial Pain Autoimmune temporomandibular arthropathy: diagnostic considerations

    Marcelo Freire Matos
    Ivson Souza Catunda
    Jane Luzia Freire Matos
    Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos
    Jorge Alfonso Learreta

    This article presents clinical cases in order to discuss autoimmunity as an etiologic factor in degenerative processes of the temporomandibular joint and emphasizes the importance of imaging and serologic examinations for diagnosis.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):56-61.
     
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  • Pediatric Dentistry Complete overdenture fabrication for a 12-year-old child with dentinogenesis imperfecta type 2

    Sabrina Garces
    Barry Shipman
    Alexandre Barbosa
    Robert M. Newman
    Paul Benjamin

    Overdentures were fabricated for a 12-year-old boy with dentinogenesis imperfecta type 2 in order to improve dental esthetics, reconstruct overall function, and maintain the vertical dimension of occlusion until he reaches full adult development. The prostheses successfully restored function and improved esthetics, increasing the patient’s self-esteem.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):62-65.
     
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  • Restorative Dentistry Effect of a dentifrice containing nanohydroxyapatite on the roughness, color, lightness, and brightness of dental enamel subjected to a demineralization challenge

    Patrícia Queiroz Rocha dos Reis
    Eduardo Moreira da Silva
    Fernanda Signorelli Calazans
    Letícia de Souza Lopes
    Luiz Augusto Poubel
    Wesley Veltri Alves
    Marcos Oliveira Barceleiro

    This study compared the effects of a nanohydroxyapatite (nanoHAp) and a sodium fluoride dentifrice on the surface characteristics of bovine enamel subjected to pH cycling. The nanoHAp-containing dentifrice promoted less superficial roughness after 14 days, but the performances of both dentifrices were similar in relation to color variation, lightness, and brightness. No effective esthetic remineralization was achieved in either group. 

    2018 July/August; 66(4):66-70.
     
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  • Endodontics Reimplantation of an avulsed mature permanent tooth after 6 days: a 1-year follow-up

    Priscilla Santana Pinto Gonçalves
    Franciny Querobim Ionta 
    Daniela Rios 
    Daniela Silva Barroso de Oliveira 
    Carlos Eduardo Gomes Couto Filho 
    Heitor Marques Honório

    A permanent maxillary central incisor was reimplanted in an 11-year-old boy 6 days after avulsion of the tooth. At the 1-year follow-up, the tooth exhibited clinical function without mobility or pain. Although there were radiographic signs of ankylosis, treatment was deemed successful because the tooth and surrounding bone had been preserved, delaying the need for definitive treatment in the growing child.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):71-75.
     
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  • Periodontics Surgical reconstruction of the interdental papilla: 2 case reports

    Paulo S.G. Henriques 
    Luciana S. Okajima
    Sérgio Siqueira, Jr

    After subepithelial connective tissue grafts associated with composite restorations were used to reconstruct the interdental papillae in 2 patients, 12-month recall examinations revealed stable gingival margins and complete, harmonious fill of the interdental papillary areas.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):e1-e4.
     
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  • Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Experimental morphologic study of reparative processes in erosive lesions of the oral mucosa

    Sergey V. Poroisky
    Julia A. Macedonova 
    Irina V. Firsova
    Anna V. Poroiskaya
    Natalia N. Trigolos

    This preclinical study in dogs investigated the effectiveness of using autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to heal erosive lesions in the oral cavity. In the dogs receiving autologous PRP, no traces of inflammatory symptoms were found at 14 days, while the control group exhibited signs of nonspecific chronic inflammation in the oral mucosa at 14 days.

    2018 July/August; 66(4):e5-e9.
     
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