Risk assessment, therapeutic and restorative therapies, establishment of a dental home, and interprofessional care are key to mitigating the negative effects of tooth decay.
By Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH, and Lori Rainchuso, RDH, MS, DHSc
Staying abreast of the changing landscape of caries risk assessment, management, and prevention will help oral health professionals provide the highest quality patient care.
By Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Over-the-counter fluoride mouthrinse is an effective addition to caries prevention regimens.
By Joel H. Berg, DDS, MS, and Sarah Fabozzi Winter, DMD
While the exact cause of American Indian and Native Alaskan children's high prevalence and increased severity of caries is not well understood, possible solutions have been proposed.
By John J. Warren, DDS, MS
The use of silver diamine fluoride offers many benefits in arresting caries lesions, especially among underserved and low-income populations.
By Bernadette Alvear Fa, DDS; Jeremy Alan Horst, DDS, MS, PhD; Jason Philip Hirsch, DMD, MPH; Steve Duffin, DDS; Allen Wong, DDS, EdD; and Douglas A. Young, DDS, EdD, MBA, MS
While the expansion of Medicaid and The Children's Health Insurance Program has improved utilization of dental care, state disparities remain.
By Scott L. Tomar, DMD, MPH, DrPH
Vital pulp therapy can be a useful option for treating severe caries in primary molars.
By Zheng Xu, DDS, MDS, PhD
This literature review examines the evidence regarding the effectiveness of sugar alcohols in preventing tooth decay.
Akshay Kumarswamy, BDS, MS
Dental hygienists are well positioned to address culturally related risk factors for early childhood caries.
By Deborah A. Finnegan, RDH, MS, and Lori Rainchuso, RDH, MS
knowledgeable about this common oral condition
and understand which patient populations are at
By Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD
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