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.
Table of Contents
Editorial Breath of fresh airTimothy F. KosinskiFull Article (PDF)
2023 January/February; 71(1):5.
Pharmacology Utilizing synergism to maximize therapeutic effects of postoperative analgesicsMark DonaldsonFull Article (PDF)
Jason H. Goodchild
2023 January/February; 71(1):6-11.
Endodontics Vital pulp therapy: clinical considerations and future potentialNathan DinsbachFull Article (PDF)
2023 January/February; 71(1):12-14.
Prosthodontics A deviation from conventional fixed-detachable prosthetic designSamuel M. StrongFull Article (PDF)
2023 January/February; 71(1):15-18.
Oral Diagnosis Dense radiopaque mass and Anterior mandibular radiolucencyGalal OmamiFull Article (PDF)
2023 January/February; 71(1):78,80.
Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD486, GD487, and GD488 from the January/February 2022 issue2023 January/February; 71(1):79.Full Article (PDF)
Pediatric Dentistry The prevalence of developmental dental and eruption anomalies assessed using panoramic radiographs: a retrospective studyBrooks HummelFull Article (PDF)
Richard W. Ballard
Jeffrey T. Johnson
Paul C. Armbruster
Panoramic radiographs were evaluated to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies and developmental disturbances in a heterogenous patient population of 1042 orthodontic patients aged 10 to 18 years. There were no differences in prevalence based on the sex, Angle classification, or age of the patients. However, Black patients had a significantly greater prevalence of impactions, and Asian patients had a significantly greater prevalence of findings that could not be definitively diagnosed by panoramic radiograph alone.
2023 January/February; 71(1):19-23.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD504
Prosthodontics Root-supported overdenture in a patient with a cleft palate and extensive bone loss after traumatic injuryRodrigo Shinichi TakeshitaFull Article (PDF)
Victor Augusto Alves Bento
Daisilene Baena Castillo
This case report describes the use of palatoplasty and maxillary and mandibular complete overdentures with a ball attachment system supported by natural roots as rehabilitative treatment for a patient injured in an automobile accident. The treatment successfully reestablished chewing, phonetic, and esthetic functions at a lower cost than other options.
2023 January/February; 71(1):25-30.
Restorative Dentistry Effect of ultrasonic vibration on the presence of voids in core build-up materialsWei LiuFull Article (PDF)
This study examined the effects of ultrasonic vibration during core build-up placement in glass ionomer and composite resin materials. Compared with specimens fabricated without vibration, specimens in the vibration group had more voids in both materials, but vibration was significantly associated with more severe voids only in the glass ionomer group. The application of ultrasonic vibration during placement of core build-up materials may not be clinically advantageous for improving restorative outcomes.
2023 January/February; 71(1):31-36.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD505
Practice Management Dental patients’ communication preferences for learning about HPV-related topicsHeather OwensFull Article (PDF)
Erika L. Thompson
Scott L. Tomar
Ellen M. Daley
The aim of this study was to determine how dental patients prefer to learn about topics related to human papillomavirus, including the vaccine. The most preferred modality was one-on-one discussion with an oral healthcare provider, rather than electronic or print media, but the strength of this preference was significantly attenuated among patients who had previously discussed the subject with their dentist.
2023 January/February; 71(1):38-43.
Restorative Dentistry Survival and success of composite resin restorations in endodontically treated maxillary incisors with minimal structure lossRahul B.Full Article (PDF)
Anand Sherwood I.
Bennett T. Amaechi
Kamatchi Savadamoorthi Subramani
The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of a nanofilled composite resin restoration in traumatized, endodontically treated maxillary incisors with structural loss of 40% or less. The results showed that the direct composite resin restorations demonstrated acceptable survival and success rates over a period of 20 months.
2023 January/February; 71(1):44-49.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Severe craniofacial fibrous dysplasia associated with decreased visual acuity: a case reportGabriely FranzoiFull Article (PDF)
Natália Cristina Trentin Bordignon
Luiz Henrique Godoi Marola
Fibrous dysplasia is a developmental abnormality characterized by the replacement of normal bone tissue by fibrous connective tissue with poorly organized bone trabeculae. This case report describes the treatment of an 18-year-old man who presented with complaints of facial deformity and decreased visual acuity caused by craniofacial fibrous dysplasia.
2023 January/February; 71(1):50-53.
Restorative Dentistry Clinical protocol for intraoral repair of a chipped all-ceramic crown: a case reportMiguel A. Saravia-RojasFull Article (PDF)
A 59-year-old patient fractured her all-ceramic crown, revealing chipping and debonding of the feldspathic ceramic veneer and exposure of the zirconia framework. The fractured fragment was brought to the dental office, and the fragment was successfully used to repair the crown intraorally. The intraoral repair of a chipped all-ceramic crown is a conservative, low-cost alternative that allows for immediate restoration of function and esthetics.
2023 January/February; 71(1):54-57.
Basic Science Prevalence of second molar external root resorption caused by mandibular third molars: a CBCT studyJhonatan Thiago Lacerda-SantosFull Article (PDF)
Gélica Lima Granja
Patrícia Meira Bento
José Cadmo Wanderley Peregrino de Araújo-Filho
Daniela Pita de Melo
Jalber Almeida dos Santos
Assessment of cone beam computed tomograms revealed that the prevalence of mandibular second molar external root resorption caused by impacted third molars was high, especially in male patients. Mandibular third molars in the Pell and Gregory class IC position or Winter mesioangular position demonstrated greater potential to result in external root resorption of the adjacent second molar.
2023 January/February; 71(1):58-63.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD506
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clear aligners combined with orthognathic surgery: a case seriesSérgio Luis de MirandaFull Article (PDF)
Marina Reis Oliveira
Adonai Peixoto Cheim Júnior
Maria Victória de Freitas Miranda
Ricardo Luiz de Lima Barbosa
This article presents a case series of 16 patients who underwent orthognathic surgery with the adjunctive use of clear aligners. All patients were successfully treated, and none experienced complications or relapse during posttreatment follow-up periods of up to 10 years.
2023 January/February; 71(1):66-70.
Prosthodontics Prototyping of increased vertical dimension of occlusion using an existing removable partial denture and composite resin: a case reportKevin A. ShepherdFull Article (PDF)
William W. Brackett
Mario F. Romero
In partially edentulous patients, the concept of a bonded composite resin prototype for increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) has previously been applied through the use of an overlay removable partial denture (RPD) with acrylic resin covering the existing dentition. This case report describes the direct bonding of an existing RPD to create a prototype for increased VDO in a partially edentulous patient with a skeletal Class II malocclusion.
2023 January/February; 71(1):72-76.