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 The value of continual educationTimothy F. KosinskiFull Article (PDF)
2021 March/April; 69(2):5.
Letter to the Editor Treating patients with special health needs2021 March/April; 69(2):6.Full Article (PDF)
Esthetics Treating the esthetic dental emergencyWynn H. OkudaFull Article (PDF)
2021 March/April; 69(2):8-10.
Pharmacology The intersection between stress and drug-induced bruxismJason H. GoodchildFull Article (PDF)
2021 March/April; 69(2):12-15.
Pain Management Myofascial pain diagnosis: remembering that muscles can cause painChristopher J. SpencerFull Article (PDF)
2021 March/April; 69(2):16-19.
Prosthodontics Workflow for conversion of dentures to interim hybrid appliancesSamuel M. StrongFull Article (PDF)
2021 March/April; 69(2):20-22.
2020 Reviewers General Dentistry expresses its gratitude to 2020 peer reviewers2021 March/April; 69(2):70-75.Full Article (PDF)
Oral Diagnosis Rootless teeth and Condylar osteolysisGalal OmamiFull Article (PDF)
2021 March/April; 69(2):76,78.
Self-Instruction Answers Exercises No. GD453, GD454, and GD455 from the March/April 2020 issue2021 March/April; 69(2):80.Full Article (PDF)
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology What every dentist needs to know about human papillomavirusJohn K. HenryFull Article (PDF)
Griffin S. Votolato
John K. Brooks
Fouad M. Abbas
This article reviews the oral health implications of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, including oral and oropharyngeal prevalence, manifestations, neoplastic potential of HPV-associated head and neck lesions, treatment modalities, and vaccine use.
2021 March/April; 69(2):23-27.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Intraosseous neurilemoma of the mandible with unusual multilocular presentation: a case reportMônica Ghislaine Oliveira AlvesFull Article (PDF)
André Caroli Rocha
Yasmin Rodarte Carvalho
Janete Dias Almeida
This case report describes the rare occurrence of an intraosseous neurilemoma presenting radiographically as a multilocular lesion in a 12-year-old girl. The diagnosis was confirmed with histologic and immunohistochemical analyses, and the lesion was managed with conservative surgical excision.
2021 March/April; 69(2):28-32.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD471
Restorative Dentistry Surface degradation of composite resins for direct restorations: effects on wear and gloss retentionMutasim ElnourFull Article (PDF)
This study assessed the 2-body wear and gloss retention of 7 different composite resins for direct restorations following thermomechanical cycling and 15 minutes of simulated toothbrushing, respectively. The universal composite resin Filtek Supreme XTE attained the lowest wear rates and the best gloss retention.
2021 March/April; 69(2):34-39.
Restorative Dentistry Effect of hydroelectrolytic and energy beverages on the color stability and fluorescence of composite resinsLuciana Onety RamalhoFull Article (PDF)
Lara Pepita de Souza Oliveira
Laiana Dias Valente
Diego Ferreira Regalado
Danielson Guedes Pontes
The objective of the present study was to assess the influence of energy and hydroelectrolytic beverages on the color stability and fluorescence of composite resins. After Amelogen, Filtek Z350 XT, and Filtek Bulk Fill specimens were immersed for 1 hour a day in distilled water (control), Red Bull, or Gatorade for 3 months, tests revealed that energy and hydroelectrolytic beverages altered both the color stability and fluorescence of the materials at all timepoints.
2021 March/April; 69(2):40-46.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD472
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Tooth autotransplantation in a diabetic patient with 2-year follow-upManaf Omar AlhabshiFull Article (PDF)
In the first reported case of tooth autotransplantation in a patient with diabetes mellitus, a nonrestorable, carious mandibular right second molar was extracted and replaced with the patient’s impacted mandibular right third molar. Clinical examination at the 2-year follow-up confirmed that the transplanted tooth was vital.
2021 March/April; 69:(2)48-50.
Esthetics Management of gummy smile using botulinum toxin: a case seriesLetícia Machado GonçalvesFull Article (PDF)
Letícia Vasconcelos Costa
Ana Paula Dias
Emerson de Sousa Pinheiro
Andréa Neves Lago
Rafael Soares Diniz
This case series describes injection of botulinum neurotoxin type A to treat 3 patients who had gummy smile caused by muscle hyperfunction. Fourteen days after treatment, all patients reported satisfaction with the outcome.
2021 March/April; 69(2):52-55.
Special Patient Care Munchausen syndrome: report of a case and implications for dentistsShehryar N. KhawajaFull Article (PDF)
Ahmed S. Sultan
Munchausen syndrome (MunS), or factitious disorder imposed on self, is an exceedingly rare and difficult syndrome to identify and manage and is considered a diagnosis of exclusion. This article describes a case of MunS in a 60-year-old woman who sought treatment for bilateral jaw pain and uncontrolled jaw movements and addresses the identification of MunS, relevant courses of action, and the consequences of overdiagnosis of MunS.
2021 March/April; 69(2):56-59.
Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology Osteoblastoma of the mandible in a male patient: a case reportFelipe Martins SilveiraFull Article (PDF)
Ana Carolina Amorim Pellicioli
Vinicius Coelho Carrard
Marco Antonio Trevizani Martins
Manoela Domingues Martins
This case report describes the clinical, imaging, and histopathologic findings of an atypical osteoblastoma occurring in the mandible of a 60-year-old man. The characteristics of the lesion and the differential diagnosis from other bone pathoses are reviewed.
2021 March/April; 69(2):60-63.
Endodontics Endodontic treatment of hypertaurodontic teeth with anatomical variations: case reportsFrancisca Lívia Parente VianaFull Article (PDF)
Tamara de Abreu Souza
Marcelo Bonifácio da Silva Sampieri
Bruno Carvalho de Vasconcelos
Two case reports describe the endodontic treatment of molars presenting with hypertaurodontism. Teeth affected by taurodontism can be a clinical challenge due to their complex internal anatomy and accessory root canals, but endodontic treatment in both cases was successful due to the use of magnification, careful attention to internal anatomy, and meticulous procedures.
2021 March/April; 69(2):64-68.
Self-Instruction Exercise No. GD473