This Month’s Features
Dental professionals are charged with informing parents about how they can safeguard their children's oral health.
Cone-beam computed tomography is an effective tool in orthodontics, but it must be used judiciously to protect patients from unnecessary radiation exposure.
Children can get their tongues caught in the small openings of metal water bottles, causing serious health consequences.
The implementation of remedial maintenance instrumentation may help clinicians improve periodontal therapy outcomes.
Dental hygienists need to be prepared to promote and defend community water fluoridation as an effective caries-prevention strategy.
While the evidence shows that periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are linked, the reasons behind this association are still being investigated.
Preventive therapies and oral hygiene education before conception and during early pregnancy may help reduce the severity of periodontal diseases and the negative effects of inflammation on pregnancy.
Guided tissue regeneration offers new treatment possibilities in the field of periodontal therapeutics.
Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases can have devastating health effects, making early diagnosis critical.
On a recent flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, the movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" was playing, which was quite appropriate as I was experiencing exactly this type of day.
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The dental assistants I work with open the cassettes or take contaminated instruments out of the cassettes before they put them in the ultrasonic cleaner. I informed them that the point of the cassettes and the ultrasonic cleaner is to remove debris and reduce the risk of punctures and injuries. What source can I cite [...]
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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a 2-year, $400,000 grant to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Minority Dental Faculty Development (MDFD) program to address oral health disparities in underserved communities
The Kentucky Oral Health Coalition has implemented a new program in which early childhood professionals across the state will receive training on the importance of children's oral health and steps they can take to educate parents/caregivers on the subject in an effort to reduce the incidence of early childhood caries.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization that represents American pediatricians, released an updated statement on oral health in December.
Examining the oral/systemic link.