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Sounding the Alarm

A notifiable infectious disease or condition necessitates regular, frequent, and timely information about individual cases of this disease in order to prevent and control it.

Addressing a Caries Epidemic

Dental caries affects a large proportion of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children before they begin school, and at levels of severity that surpass other population groups.

Caring for Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

About half of the individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the United States are children and adolescents younger than 18. Historically, dental caries may not have been a high priority health problem among those with CF because of shortened…

Improving Oral Health Through Nutrition

Nutrients contained within foods are essential for growth, maintaining tissue health, repairing injured tissue, and providing energy for daily activities. Oral health professionals need to be prepared to identify dietary contributors to…

Oral Manifestations of Crohn’s Disease

Almost 70 million Americans experience gastrointestinal conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), each year. As such, oral health professionals should be familiar with the oral manifestations of these disorders—as well as side…