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Kids and Radiography

The As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) radiation safety principle is important for oral health professionals to adopt—and is even more essential when treating pediatric patients because radiation exposure poses a significant risk to…

Preventing Opioid Misuse

In 2012, more than 255 million prescriptions were written, which is enough to give every American adult his or her own bottle of opioids.

Providing Ethical Patient Care

Patient care involves treating a broad spectrum of individuals described in many ways, such as diverse patient family, demographically diverse, or representative of the culture or cultures living in a specific community. Diversity can be…

Tips for Treating Patients With Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that impairs communication, as well as social, behavioral, and intellectual functioning. As a catchall term, ASD includes autistic disorder, pervasive…