This Month’s Features
In addition to establishing a dental home and developing a comprehensive treatment plan, the introduction of silver diamine fluoride may be a game changer in the effort to reduce the prevalence of dental caries.
Fluoride is one of the most valuable weapons in the fight against tooth decay among pediatric patients.
Take this quiz to evaluate your radiographic diagnostic skills.
Instrument sharpness is key to achieving successful periodontal treatment.
While concern remains regarding the presence of bisphenol-A in some sealant materials, their success in preventing caries should remain top of mind.
Implementing telehealth practices can enhance oral health care delivery and improve access to care.
Clinicians need to understand the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and engage in efforts to curtail it.
Following are strategies to help improve treatment outcomes in this patient population.
Periodontal health is intricately tied to oral and systemic health in patients with special needs.
As oral health professionals, we know that achieving good oral health for children is sometimes not a simple proposition.
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The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) in Minneapolis has honored Carol Dahlke, MDH, with its Alumni Service Award.
A new study published in the November 2017 issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology found that women who take bisphosphonates (BPs) to prevent bone loss are at risk of implant failure.
Results from a large study involving more than 7,000 subjects found that patients with severe periodontitis exhibited a 24% higher risk of cancer compared with those without or with mild periodontitis.
The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has partnered with the Gertrude Walden Childcare Center in Stuart, Florida, to determine the effectiveness of having children brush their teeth while at the daycare center in preventing dental caries.
Kathy Lituri, RDH, MPH, clinical instructor and oral health promotion director for the Office of Global and Population Health at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, received the Volunteer Award For Auxiliaries at the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston on January 24.
While the prevalence of disability is on an upward trend, patients with special needs remain a consistently underserved population.
The month of February has been designated as National Children's Dental Health Month since 1981 in an effort to promote the importance of oral health.
The 95th Annual Conference of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) will take place June 20 to 23 in Columbus, Ohio.