Clinical Guidelines, Policies, and Positions
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Web site includes current definitions, oral health policies, and clinical guidelines.
Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics posts policy statements, clinical reports, technical reports, clinical practice guidelines, and parent pages.
The American Dental Association posts policies and statements online. Topics include amalgam, antibiotic prophylaxis, anesthesia and pain control, dental benefits and claims, evidence-based dentistry, ethics, fluoride and sealants, infection control (including HIV), medications, piercing and tongue splitting, radiography/x-rays, and tobacco and nicotine.
- American Dental Hygienists'
The American Dental Hygienists' Association's Resources page offers evidence-based clinical recommendations under "Professional Practice Resources."
- The American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of
Periodontology Editors' Consensus: Periodontitis and
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Recently published consensus paper encourages periodontists and cardiologists to join together to promote patient health.