January-February 2012

January-February 2012

The Editors:

When Minnesota dentists have time to reflect on the demands of their profession, it is often “somewhere out there” beyond the daily activity of the office. Time to think is a precious commodity. Among the thoughtprovokers these days is how to manage the cascade of information the science of medicine and dentistry is producing. Our cover feature addresses that issue in the arena of periodontology, but its viewpoint has a much wider application. So yes, Virginia, we do have a cover feature. Our cover image is its invitation to step back and contemplate those big questions underlying the tasks at hand. So warm your hands and indulge in some illumination.  

Cover image by Marshall G. Muirhead, D.D.S., Bemidji, Minnesota.