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Determining Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common cause of limited or lost work time. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, approximately 30% of work-related injuries are attributed to MSDs. As dental…

Diagnosing Facial Paralysis

This information is from the article Achieving an Accurate Diagnosis for Facial Paralysis by Gregory Griffin, DMD, Courtney S. Babb, DMD, and Kim L. Capehart, DDS, PhD, MBA. To read the article, click here.

Addressing Sleep Breathing Disorders

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder characterized by severe hypoxia, or periods when an individual does not get enough oxygen during sleep. Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is classified beneath the umbrella…

Oral Health Effects of Gastroesophageal Diseases

This information is from the article Oral Implications of Gastroesophageal and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Diseases by Jennifer E. Fehrenbacher, LDH, MEd, CDA and Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA. To read the article, click here.

Can a Plant-Based Diet Improve Oral Health?

Dental hygienists can play a role in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with poor nutrition and other lifestyle habits. Increasing evidence of the relationship between physical and oral health emphasizes the urgency of…

Help Your Patients Improve Their Pet’s Oral Health

Dental hygienists advocate and promote oral health for their patients and recognize the systemic effects of periodontal diseases. Dental hygienists can also assist their patients by promoting the oral health of their pets. Pet owners need…

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