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Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

Strategies for the safe and effective treatment of patients with this type of inherited intellectual disability. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Describe the history of fragile X…

Disclosing Infectious Disease Status

Although the risk of transmission is low in dental settings, oral health professionals should be knowledgeable of any regulations requiring disclosure of an infectious disease. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the…

Treating Patients With Gastroparesis

Oral health professionals should be prepared to help patients with this disorder address the oral signs and symptoms. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Define gastroparesis (GP)…

Supporting Oral Health Among Breastfed Infants

Exclusively breastfed Babies may be at increased risk for vitamin d deficiency, which Can affect enamel development and caries risk. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Describe the…

Oral Health Effects of Contraceptive Use

Research suggests some birth control methods may increase periodontitis risk. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify the various types of contraceptives and prevalence of use…

A Dental Hygiene Approach Toward COVID-19

The medical history provides an opportunity for clinicians to discuss COVID-19 and how patients can best protect themselves from severe illness. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to:…

The Use of Miswak to Improve Oral Health Outcomes

Commonly used in many cultures, miswak is a potential alternative oral hygiene method. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of miswak that benefit oral health.…

Reaching Beyond the Operatory

Dental hygienists are well-equipped to advocate for improving access to care for the nation’s most vulnerable populations. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify those…

Caries Risk of E-Cigarette Use

While evidence is limited, vaping may contribute to increased caries experience and other negative health effects. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify the risks associated…

Detecting Premalignant and Malignant White Lesions

Integrating digital technologies with traditional techniques will help achieve optimal outcomes. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Describe various etiologies and classifications…

Effects of a Plant-Based Diet on Oral Health

Integrating digital technologies with traditional techniques will help achieve optimal outcomes. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Define the attributes of a whole food plant-based…

Promoting Dental Health For Pets

Integrating digital technologies with traditional techniques will help achieve optimal outcomes. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify the consequences of oral disease in…

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