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:

  • A cover story on “The Dentist’s Role in Recognizing Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders: A Two-Part Series”.
  • The “2020 Author/Title Index to the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association”.
  • News you need, Editorial and regular department articles on MDA Foundation activities, Dentistry and the Law, Staff Matters, and component news.

This issue also includes three articles reprinted with permission from the Journal of the California Dental Association:

  • “What Every Dentist Should Know About Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders” discusses how dentists can attend to more of their patients’ health than what is found in the oral cavity.
  • “Incorporating Dental Sleep Medicine Into Your Practice: S.E.T.U.P. for Success in Sleep” provides insight into systems for incorporating or improving a dental sleep medicine program into the dental practice.
  • “Informed Consent for Dental Sleep Medicine” discusses informed consent for dental sleep medicine, a process of obtaining permission before conducting health care intervention, or for disclosing personal information, given based upon a clear appreciation and understanding of the facts, implications, and consequences of an action. Adequate informed consent is rooted in respecting a person’s dignity.