Colgate Oral Care Report Series – Volume 25 – No 1 – Lead Article: Dental Amalgam: Then and Now

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, Editor-in-Chief

This is the 25-anniversary issue of the Colgate Oral Care Report. This special issues covers several important topics including the controversy surrounding the use of dental amalgam, treatment options for avulsed teeth, and periodontal disease as it relates to life quality as well as potential to include in nursing education.

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Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand the controversy surrounding the use of dental amalgam and know the alternative materials that are available
  • Know the best management approaches for an avulsed permanent tooth to ensure a successful outcome
  • Be aware of the impact and effect of treatment of periodontal disease on a patient’s quality of life
  • See why the relationship between oral and systemic disease supports the incorporation of dental care into a nursing school curriculum.