Prevention of periodontal infection is a complex and integrated process that includes risk assessment, detailed medical and dental histories, evaluation of personal habits, and patient values and expectations. This article will discuss the relevance of risk assessment, the impact of risks such as type 2 diabetes and smoking on periodontal health, and systematic reviews on self-care regimens.
Allison M. DiMatteo, BA, MPS, with contributions by Kathryn A. Latanyshyn, BA, MS
Recent trends in restoratives—including direct composites and CAD/CAM all-ceramics, along with in-office procedures like tooth whitening—are broadening the scope of treatments that can be performed completely within the dental practice.
It is with great pride that we welcome you to the inaugural issue of Collaborative Care. In a peer-reviewed format, Collaborative Care will provide a continuing education article and clinical content that illustrates techniques, procedures, and case management plans designed to continue the AAP’s efforts to provide constructive information for general dentists about the value and benefit of partnering with their periodontal colleagues. Our first issue highlights dental implants in the esthetic zone.