After 15 miles of trampling through mud and enduring rain and wind, victory was ours to be had! Bigfork, Montana. May 2017.

Curated clinical, endodontics, and pathology articles that are worth a second look

Dec. 7, 2017
Stacey Gividen, DDS, understands that you don’t have time to read every dental article you come across by email, snail mail, or on social media—neither does she! Here she has curated past clinical reads that are definitely worth your time

If you’re like me, you don’t have time to read every dental article that comes across your email or social media forum. That’s the plain and simple reality. Understanding that, I’ve made it easy for you to take a few minutes to read some of the best articles from past deployments of our Breakthrough Clinical e-newsletter—the best clinical article, the best endodontics article, and of course, my favorite, the best pathology case. 
- Stacey L. Gividen, DDS


Why should you read these articles (if you haven’t already)? Because you really DO need to know about the link between periodontal disease and heart health. We owe it to our patients to be the comprehensive health-care providers they expect us to be. There's no more just "drill and fill,” my friends!

The surprising link between periodontal disease and heart health: What dental professionals need to know


And of course, the big question in endodontics is, exactly where does the apex end? You'll find the answer in this article. Now, go tackle that root canal with aplomb and vigor! 

Root canal treatment: Where does the apex end?


Pathology ... it’s always going to be part of the clinical assessment with our patients. And if they smoke or chew tobacco, we need to
have candid discussions with them about that white lesion on their lower lip. Take a look at this case, because the summary information it contains can simplify your decision the next time you encounter a similar suspicious area of tissue.

Breakthrough Clinical oral pathology case: No. 22

Editor's note: This article was updated July 16, 2020. The previous title was 3 best of the best clinical, endodontics, and pathology articles from Breakthrough Clinical in 2017.

Stacey L. Gividen, DDS, a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. Dr. Gividen has been the editorial director of Endeavor Business Media’s clinical dental specialties e-newsletter, Breakthrough Clinical, and is now transitioning to her new role as editorial co-director of Chairside Daily. She is a contributing author for DentistryIQPerio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics and serves on the Dental Economics editorial advisory board. You may contact her at [email protected].