2019 marks the Centennial of the Journal of Dental Research. Over the last century, the publication has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry, and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease.
To celebrate, the JDR is featuring a yearlong, commemorative article and podcast series that highlights topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years.
One of the main goals of dental treatment is to mimic teeth and design smiles in the most natural and aesthetic manner, based on the individual and specific needs of the patient.
The JDR Centennial article Evolution of Aesthetic Dentistry, provides a historical review of the evolution of aesthetic dentistry over the past 100 years and highlights advances in the development of dental research and clinical interventions that have contributed to the science and art of aesthetic dentistry.
“There is strong scientific evidence that the appearance of a person’s face and teeth has a profound impact on the perception and judgment by others,” said M.B. Blatz, one of the paper’s authors.
“The options to reach the goal of mimicking the most natural aesthetics have significantly improved over the last decade. In the future, artificial intelligence and machine learning will likely lead to automation of aesthetic evaluation, smile design and treatment planning processes.”