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Risk-Based Recare for Perio Maintenance

In 2018 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) published a new classification system for periodontal health and disease, changing the way oral health professionals consider clinical…

Early Detection and Treatment of Xerostomia

Xerostomia, or perceived dry mouth, has a broad range of prevalence, ranging from 5.5% to 65%, while also considered under-reported by patients and under-recognized by practitioners. As such, it is important for oral health professionals to…

Supporting Kids in the Dental Chair

A child’s level of cooperation and ability to follow instructions from the dental team directly influence how well a restorative or surgical procedure can be performed and even what materials can be used. It is the clinician’s…

Vaccinations Are Key to Public Health

Oral health professionals are exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted to and from clinicians and patients. Fortunately, there are myriad strategies to maintain a safe environment—from effective surface disinfection to donning…

Why Do Implants Fail?

Some dental implants fail. While many ideas concerning the genesis of this failure have been proposed, at present, most would argue that bacteria are strongly associated with peri-implant disease and implant loss. Numerous secondary factors…

Coronavirus Overview for Dental Professionals

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from respiratory infections (including the common cold to flu-like or pneumonia symptoms), as well as gastrointestinal symptoms—all which may or may not appear and…

Caring for Kids With Down Syndrome

Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome, is the most common chromosomal disorder, affecting approximately one in 700 live births. It is characterized by an extra copy of chromosome 21, usually due to nondisjunction of the chromosome, resulting in…

Maintaining Health With Vaccinations

Oral health professionals are exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted to and from clinicians and patients. Fortunately, there are myriad strategies to maintain a safe environment—from effective surface disinfection to donning…

Supporting Mothers’ Health

The quality of a mother’s prenatal oral health has been shown to not only affect fetal growth and development, but also her child’s health through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This mother-infant relationship is complex…

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