Dear dental colleagues,
Both of our CDE authors this month have developed and shared their own systems to deal with certain aspects of patient care. Our first article, “A Systematic Approach to Endodontic Diagnosis,” details a 13-step process to help the dental professional arrive at the correct diagnosis for odontogenic pain. The second article, “Caries Management in the Dental Practice,” focuses on the rationale and the process of integrating caries management by risk assessment into a general practice. In addition to our CDE articles, we are also publishing a special report that reviews research on the safety of dental amalgam and outlines the specifics of dealing with this material appropriately. This is another critical area of patient care that dental professionals need to monitor.
As the official publication of the Dental Council of India (DCI), Dentistry India is pleased to provide peer-reviewed CDE articles. Through this journal, our readers have an accessible, free method of earning CDE credits that are accepted and recognized by the DCI. The credits may be achieved by successfully completing the tests located on our website at http://www.dentistryindia.net. On the site, you and your colleagues are also invited to sign up for a free subscription. On behalf of the DCI and the board of Dentistry India, I encourage your comments and submissions to this publication and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your continuing support.
Noshir R. Mehta, BDS, MDS, DMD, MS