Issues Reported with Quintessence Journals Online

October 25, 2013

Quintessence Publishing, the publishers who publish some of our most popular dental journals, have been updating their website, and several Bibby users have reported trouble accessing journal articles online. Three journals are particularly tricky to access:

Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
(JOMI) International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants

Issues reported:
1) articles “not found” by search option on website.
2) no option given on abstract page for login to access content
3) sometimes password is not recognized by the website and full access is denied.

If you experience trouble accessing these journals, please contact us for help. Quintessence has been contacted regarding these technical issues.


Dental Hygienists Learn to be Masters of Information

May 11, 2010

In April, dental hygienists from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health attended the class, “Information Mastery for Dental Hygienists” lead by librarian Elizabeth Kettell. The course was held in a computer equipped classroom to allow hygienists hands-on practice in searching for dental information.

In the context of Evidence Based Dentistry, hygienists developed skill in critiquing sources and finding the most accurate, relevant and trustworthy information. They especially enjoyed the chocolate exercise, where they were required to categorize assigned readings as generic chocolate, Hershey’s chocolate or Godiva! The students were introduced to electronic resources from Bibby Library, practice guidelines, systematic reviews, and internet portals such as the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus. In addition, they received instruction in searching the PubMed database, and obtaining the full text of relevant articles.

The course was well received and the students requested a second class to review and practice what they had learned. The second class is planned for June and will include more PubMed searching as well as methods for the hygienists to keep up-to-date in their profession. Given its success, Bibby Library plans to offer the course annually and open it up to dental assistants. If you are interested in individualized instruction in navigating the dental literature, please contact Elizabeth Kettell,, 585-275-3247.

Read Summaries of Systematic Reviews

March 25, 2010

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find all the systematic reviews pertaining to dentistry in one place?  You can!

The American Dental Association (ADA)  Evidence Based Dentistry website includes a database of systematic reviews in oral health. The reviews may be found by searching the site or using the ADA’s drill down topic menu.

Even better, the ADA provides  critical summaries of many of these  systematic reviews.  Critical summaries are brief, concise assessments of a review that are written by ADA Evidence Reviewers.  These reviewers are trained  in the critical appraisal of scientific literature.

Here is a list of the most recently published critical summaries:

What Do You Think of Our New Website?

June 10, 2009

Yesterday, the University of Rochester celebrated the inception of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. This included launching  a brand new web site for the Institute.

Bibby Library web site

Bibby Library Web Site

In addition, the Bibby library website has been upgraded.  Take a look!  We welcome  your feedback.

Give them Something to SMILE about!

June 2, 2009

June is National Smile Month

Oral Health America, and participating sponsors, have designated June as National Smile Month. This initiative aims to reinforce the  importance of brushing, good nutrition and regular dental visits.

Oral Health America has provided a handbook with ideas and promotional activities;  they are also hosting a healthy smile contest.

For additional information, visit the Oral Health America site.

ADA Launches Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry Web Site

March 10, 2009

I am excited to announce the all new Evidence-Based Dentistry web site from the American Dental Association, prepared by dentists for dentists and their patients.  This site provides access to the most current and clinically relevant information.

Nicely organized by three categories, the site brings together:

  • A Database of systematic reviews—Organized by topic, currently over 1300 reviews, some with clinical summaries (short and concise assessments of a systematic review written by trained ADA Evidence Reviewers)
  • Clinical recommendations—tools that can be used when making evidence-based clinical treatment decisions
  • Links to evidence-based dentistry resources—Links to outside resources including tutorials, glossaries and databases

I highly recommend that you explore the site.

Recognize your Dental Assistant

February 23, 2009

The American Dental Assistants Association will celebrate National Dental Assistants Recognition Week from March 1-7, 2009.

This event, which is also recognized by the  American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Assistants Association and the Canadian Dental Association, calls for recognition of the dedicated work of dental  assistants.

This year’s theme is One Team, One Goal: Improving Oral Health, and includes  educational and charitable activities.

Want to know more about dental assisting?

  • Browse a list of articles, as indexed in PubMed
  • Visit the American Dental Assistants Organization website
  • Read Dental Assisting Digest online
  • See more dental assisting resources

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