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Preparing Your Operatory to Ensure Safe Practice

Professionals and researchers in dentistry, medicine, and public health continue to discover more effective and innovative ways to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. In dental settings, operatory preparation and…

Keeping Your Patients Comfortable

Oral health professionals who put patient-centered care first may find the “art of anesthesia” to be a straightforward concept. Patient-centered care seeks to deliver therapy that is humane and characterized by good communication and shared…

Encouraging the Dental Home

This information is from the article Importance of the Dental Home by Michael W. Roberts, DDS, MSc. To read the article, click here.

Practicing Dental Hygiene During COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for dental hygienists to routinely apply their knowledge and skills in health education and promotion and disease prevention to help patients with systemic health…

Effects of Contraceptive Use on Oral Health

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 66.2% of women in the United States visited the dental office in 2016. Additionally, 64.9% of the 72.2 million women ages 15 to 49 in the US were using hormonal or…

Caring for Teens With Major Depressive Disorder

Adolescence is shaped by biological, cognitive, and social processes. Healthy adolescent development is characterized by an increased self-awareness, satisfaction, growth, and resilience. Adolescence represents a critical phase in…

Ensuring Breastfed Infants Have Enough Vitamin D

This information is from the article Supporting Oral Health Among Breastfed Infants By Lindsey Bieligk, RDH, MS, Denise M. Claiborne, PhD, RDH and Diana Cartagena, PhD, RN, CPNP. To read the article, click here.

Using Miswak as an Alternative Oral Hygiene Method

This information is from the article The Use of Miswak to Improve Oral Health Outcomes by Maria Mirakhmedov, RDH, BSDH; Sarah Laredo, RDH, BSDH; Anh Nguyen, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; Lisa Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD,…

Biologics and Their Effect on Oral Health

Comprising a large and fast-growing group of medications with diverse therapeutic targets, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have a wide-ranging variety of current and potential therapeutic applications. The first mAb was generated in 1975, and…

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