Monthly, The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association brings news, information, and feature articles to our state's oral health community and the MDA's 6,200+ members. No publication reaches more Michigan dentists! In this January 2022 issue, the reader will find the following original content:

  • A cover feature, “Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Facts and Recommendations for the Oral Health Team”
  • An introduction to the Pediatric Health Series, “Psychosocial Factors of COVID-19 Impact Oral Health”
  • A DEI Feature, “Inclusion of the Mobility Impaired in Our Community”
  • A 10-Minute EBD, “Factors Impacting Gingival Margin Position Following Esthetic Crown Lengthening”
  • News you need, an editorial, and regular department articles including MDA Services “MDA Endorsement: How, Why and What it Means”, Dentistry and the Law, and Staff Matters

Plus a clinical feature article: “Sleep Apnea: Is Dentistry Doing Enough?” a reprinted article from the Journal Ontario Dentist. This clinical feature article addresses the impact of sleep apnea on nearly one billion individuals globally and questions whether dentistry is doing enough to manage this prevalent condition. The article discusses the challenges of undiagnosed sleep apnea, emphasizing its association with significant medical concerns and reduced lifespan. The efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and oral appliance therapy (OAT) is compared, highlighting CPAP's higher elimination rate and OAT's better adherence. The article stresses the importance of patient comfort and adherence in sleep apnea management and urges dentists to actively screen patients for sleep apnea, considering dentistry's unique position to make a positive impact.