Volume 102, Number 4 (2020)

This April 2020 issue of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association presents original feature content on:

  • Oral Health Considerations for Cancer Therapy Patients, with articles on Blood Cancer and Oral Health authored by an expert team from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and a Review of practical interventions for dental providers to address oral complications in cancer patients, authored by experts from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
  • We continue our feature series on implementing an evidence-based process into clinical care with an article on developing critical appraisal skills to assess literature authored by Dr. Julie Frantsve-Hawley, former Director of the ADA's Center for Evidence Based Dentistry.
  • Profiles of 2020 MDA Leadership Candidates.
  • Content from Journal Departments, include this month's Editorial, Staff Matters, Dentistry and the Law, News Briefs, a Governmental/Insurance update, News Your Need from the MDA with a report from the Board Meeting presentations by ADA President Dr. Daniel Klemmedson and UMSOD's Dr. Todd Ester, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, news from MDA Endorsed Programs, Classified Ads, and legal advice on awareness of anti-trust laws.

Full Issue

Cover Stories


Blood Cancers and Oral Health
Silvia Spivakovsky DDS; Gwen Nichols MD; Laura Romundstad CRNP, MSN; and Elizabeth Kitlas LMSW


Oral Complications in Cancer Patients: A Review of Practical Interventions in the Dental Setting
Caroline Bissonnette DDS; Kristin McNamara DDS; and John Kalmar DMD, PhD

Feature Article

Editorial and News

Monthly Departments

Cover of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association that features a close-up image of an enveloped virus cell.