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Journals & Websites

American Dental Association
The professional association of dental professionals, the ADA has great information available for free. Be sure to check out the new consumer health site from the ADA, MouthHealthy.

Dental Abstracts
Keep current on developments and advances in general dentistry with abstracts, graphs, tables, and figures from original research articles.

Dental Assistant
Provides articles & information relating to the careers of dental assistants & the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentials & professional activities.

Journal of the American Dental Association
News updates and peer-reviewed research articles on current topics in dentistry, clinical practice, legal topics in dentistry, and continuing education materials.

Journal of Dental Education
Excellent source of oral health research in such areas as genetics and the brain, innovative testing methodologies, curriculum reform, reviews of clinical trials regarding oral, dental, and craniofacial diseases and disorder.

Journal of Dentistry
Geared toward an international readership, Journal of Dentistry provides excellent information on management of dental disease, long-term clinical trials, evaluation of dental equipment, new experimental techniques, epidemiology and oral health, dental biomaterials science, restorative dentistry, periodontology, endodontology, operative dentistry, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and dental education.

Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
Focusing on the evidence-based method (use or rejection of a procedure based on solid, clinical evidence found in literature), this journal contains articles and reviews of research in clinical procedures and treatments.

Magazine geared toward dental hygienists, topics range from clinical and practice management to continuing education.


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