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This Month’s Features

Establish a Dental Home

A collaborative approach is needed when encouraging parents/caregivers to seek professional oral health care for their children before age 1.

Hone Your Sharpening Technique

Technique, routine, workstation setup, and maintenance are all integral parts of an effective sharpening regimen.

Decoding Digital X-Rays

Clinicians must remain up to date on their anatomy knowledge and diagnostic skills to effectively interpret radiographs.

Defenders of Community Water Fluoridation

Oral health professionals should be ready to advocate for this important component of caries prevention efforts.

Treatment of Peri-Implant Mucositis

A comprehensive nonsurgical approach is the best defense against this aggressive threat to gingival health.

Continuing Education

Recognize the Signs

Oral health professionals are in an ideal position to identify and report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.

Evaluating Caries Risk

Clinicians must assess each patient’s risk for developing decay in order to effectively implement a caries prevention program.

Tricho-Dento-Osseous Syndrome

A form of ectodermal dysplasia, this genetic disease asserts a variety of effects on the oral cavity.

The Dangers of Betel Quid Chewing

This addictive habit, popular in Southeast Asia and India, negatively impacts the oral cavity.


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