Accurate diagnosis and implementation of evidence-based therapies are key to addressing this common patient complaint.
Myriad factors impact oral health professionals’ risk of developing these painful and possibly career-ending injuries.
What are appropriate guidelines for referring a patient to the periodontist for a localized or complete periodontal evaluation?
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With a growing body of evidence in preventive dental science and increased focus on patient-centered care, oral health professionals should consider new approaches to caries management.
Risk assessment, effective communication, and self-management goal setting are integral to supporting the oral health of children.
The use of a simple antimicrobial preprocedural mouthrinse supports the safe practice of dentistry.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted dentistry. All oral health professionals are concerned about remaining safe during the provision of dental care and ensuring the safety of patients. The appropriate wearing of masks is key to the…
Evidence supports the effectiveness of this type of traditional Chinese medicine in the management of work-related pain.
With a growing aging population across the United States, oral health professionals are charged with helping this vulnerable population prevent dental disease and improve oral health.
One of my patients drinks a lot of diet soda, which has softened her tooth enamel. What advice should I give her on choosing a toothpaste that will support oral health but not be too abrasive?
Providing oral healthcare during a global pandemic presents challenges, including the effective management of dental aerosols produced during ultrasonic instrumentation.
This caries-prevention modality is effective for a variety of patient populations—from the very young to the very old.