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Pain Management for Anxious Patients

One of the most important aspects of working with anxious patients is communication. Fearful patients need the oral health professional to hear and understand their concerns, as well as respond in a meaningful way.

Strategies to Prevent Caries

Caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) is an evidence-based protocol designed to prevent, reverse, and/or treat caries before the disease process causes irreversible damage to tooth structure.

Genetics and Caries Risk

Although caries risk assessments evaluate an individual’s caries experience, they tend not to assess the individual’s family history of caries to determine if heritability is contributing to the disease.

Screening for Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition receiving escalated attention due to its associated dangers that range from systemic diseases to fatigue-related accidents.

Transmucosal Drug Delivery

Transmucosal delivery offers several advantages over conventional oral drug delivery, such as avoiding harsh acids and enzymes encountered during digestion.