Practical Reviews in General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Stay current on the latest advances in General and Cosmetic Dentistry with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading dental journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that — practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading dental journals in General and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Connect to Research Summaries from Leading Dental Journals

Our expert dental faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading dental journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant dental research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in General and Cosmetic Dentistry and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of General and Cosmetic Dentistry journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 CDE Credits

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Arjun S. Chanmugam, MD, FACEP, MBA the Attending Emergency Physician with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, serves as the Medical Director for Practical Reviews.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

  • Professor & Associate Dean for Strategic Planning
  • University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
  • Houston, TX


Kelly A. Halligan, DDS, PC

  • Private Practice
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Timothy J. Halligan, DMD, AGBD, DABSCD

  • Consultant Surgeon
  • General Hospital Dentistry
  • Travis AFB, CA

Gargi Mukherji, DDS

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas School of Dentistry
  • Department of General Dentistry & Public Health
  • Houston, TX


André V. Ritter, DDS, MS, MBA

  • Professor and Department Chair
  • University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  • Chapel Hill, NC

Edward J. Swift, Jr, DMD, MS

  • Associate Dean for Education
  • Office of Academic Affairs
  • University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • American Journal of Dentistry
  • British Dental Journal
  • British Journal of Oral Surgery
  • Caries Research
  • Dental Clinics of North America
  • Dental Economics
  • Dental Implantology Update
  • Dental Materials
  • General Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Journal of the Canadian Dental Association
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology
  • Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
  • Journal of Dental Education
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • Journal of Dentistry
  • Journal of Endodontics
  • Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice
  • Journal of Oral Implantology
  • Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Oral Science
  • Journal of Periodontology
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
  • The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry


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ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Statement of Need

The program emphasizes controversies, advantages and disadvantages of specific diagnosis and treatment plans, including surgical and non-surgical options. After completing the program, participants should have a working familiarity with the most important information and perspectives presented, and generally, should be able to practice with the information supplied.

Intended Audience

General dentists, cosmetic dentists, dental surgeons, and others interested in enhancing their knowledge of general dentistry.

Special Prerequisites for Participants

There are no prerequisites for participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the current dental literature as it relates to general dentistry
  • Discuss key articles from current issues of peer-reviewed journals
  • Apply the concepts surrounding a key clinical topic in your practice
  • Learn how to handle marketing and practice management
  • Get up-to-date reviews on current dental products

Designation per issue for Practical Reviews

Practical Reviews has been designated by Oakstone Publishing, LLC as a continuing dental education activity through which you can earn up to 4.0 CDE credits per issue.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 24 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CDE activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone’s planners, reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Faculty Affiliations and Disclosures

The following faculty report no relevant financial interests:
Timothy J. Halligan, DMD; Gargi Mukherji, DDS.

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD reports: Consultant: American Dental Association/Council on Scientific Affairs
Honorarium: Various dental professional organizations
Author for Mosky-Elsevier

Kelly Halligan, DDS reports: Honoraria: Speaker's Bureau, Texas Dental Association.

Edward J. Swift, Jr., DMD, MS reports: Honoraria: 3M ESPE, Dentsply, Kerr.


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For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.

Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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