Volume 102, Number 11 (2020)

Every month, The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association brings news, information, and features about Michigan dentistry to our state's oral health community and the MDA's 6,200+ members. No publication reaches more Michigan dentists!

In this issue, the reader will find the following original content:
  • Feature articles on how “Routine Blood Lead Testing During Pregnancy Empowers Future Dental Caries and Neurotoxicity Research”, how to “Recoup Your Dues and More with MDA-Endorsed Programs”, and your “2021 MDA Membership Benefits Guide”.
  • News you need, Editorial and regular department articles on MDA Foundation activities, Dentistry and the Law, Staff Matters, 10-Minute EBD, Headquarters Report, and component news.

This issue also includes an article, “The Interface of Environmental Lead, Dental Caries, and Pediatric Dentistry”, reprinted with permission from the New York State Dental Journal, which discusses the connection between environmental lead pollution, the hypersensitivity of children to this neurotoxic heavy metal, and the increased risk of dental caries in children with elevated blood levels of lead.

Full Issue

Cover of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association with a close up of the chemical symbol for lead on the periodic table.