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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…

Preventing Emergency-Based Dental Care

Dental professionals are well aware of the interconnectedness of oral and overall health. Strategies have been implemented to improve the oral health of children in the United States, but the oral health of the nation’s most vulnerable…

Supporting Oral Health Among the Visually Impaired

Oral health professionals will likely encounter patients with age-related macular degeneration in the clinical setting. Visual impairment can impact oral health in many ways. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about this disease and how…

Treating Patients Who Misuse Methamphetamine

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately how many people reported using methamphetamine in the past year? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on managing this serious dental issue.

How to Handle Cardiac Arrest in the Dental Setting

Hundreds of thousands of Americans experience cardiac arrest each year. Is your office prepared to handle this type of emergency? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on managing this serious health emergency.

Does Aloe Vera Offer Oral Health Benefits?

Due to the naturally occurring chemical compounds, aloe vera has been shown to demonstrate beneficial inhibitory effects on gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Porphyromonas…

Tips for Preventing Peri-Implantitis

While the popularity of implant therapy continues to grow, it is not without risks. Take this quiz to see how well versed you are in the prevention of the most ubiquitous of implant complications: peri-implantitis.

Using Dog Therapy to Quell Anxiety

With animal-assisted interventions proving to reduce distress for anxious patients, dental professionals must follow the proper guidelines to successfully introduce them into a dental practice.