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Assessing Xerostomia Risk in Young Patients

While not traditionally noted as high risk for dry mouth, young patients are more commonly experiencing medical conditions and medication usage that increase susceptibility for xerostomia. AGD Subject Code: 430 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES…

The Hallmarks of Alzheimer Disease

By better understanding the risk factors and brain changes associated with this disease, clinicians will be well-prepared to provide dental care. AGD Subject Code: 750 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant…

Detecting Nasopalatine Duct Cysts

Oral health professionals who understand the common characteristics of these lesions can prevent unnecessary treatment. AGD Subject Code: 730 EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to:…

Cancer and the Oral Systemic Link

Healthcare professionals play a vital role in the prevention of oral and systemic disease. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss the prevalence and risks associated with cancer…

The Effects of Flavonoids on Oral Health

This overview of the current research on the use of flavonoids in dentistry will help oral health professionals effectively advise their patients. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to:…

Implementing Buffered Articaine in Dentistry

The use of buffered articaine offers several advantages in dental pain management. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties and pharmacokinetics that make…

Oral Cancer Prevention

A combination of brief motivational interviewing and vaccination counseling can reduce risk for human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancers. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to:…

Managing Nonspecific Oral Ulcerations in Infants

This case illustrates a nonspecific ulcer in an infant with a history of aerodigestive tract trauma, and the process of establishing a differential diagnosis. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be…

Promoting Healthy Aging in the Dental Setting

Integrating tailored health promotion and preventive interventions, such as risk assessment for falls, with the provision of oral healthcare may facilitate a pathway to active, healthy aging. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this…

Strategies to Support Dental Prostheses

Proper care will help maintain the longevity and service life of dental prostheses, while also supporting patient health. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify the different…

Interest in Teledentistry Continues to Grow

The COVID-19 pandemic thrust teledentistry into the spotlight, illuminating its many advantages in increasing access to car. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify the role of…

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