Oral Pathology

Addressing Ulcerations of the Oral Cavity

Addressing Ulcerations of the Oral Cavity   Oral health professionals need to be able to recognize the sometimes subtle signs of victimization in order to effectively assist this vulnerable population. By Reid Friesen, DDS Vandana Singh, BDS, MMSc and Pallavi

Bridging the HPV Knowledge Gap

As many patients are unaware of the association between the human papillomavirus and oral cancer, oral health professionals are charged with educating patients on this important topic. By Christina A. Demopoulos, DDS, MPH; Tanis Stewart, MPA, MBA, PhD; and Marcia M. Ditmyer, PhD, MCHES

Caring for Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy

Understanding immune response is key to effectively detecting and managing the oral side effects of this treatment. By Tara Johnson, RDH, PhD

Hepatitis C—A Silent Killer

With increasing numbers of hepatitis C virus infections, oral health professionals need to advise their baby boomer patients to seek testing. By Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS, and Rachelle Williams, RDH, MS

The New Liquid Biopsy

Salivary diagnostic testing is poised to move the dental setting into primary, preventive care. By Barbara Kunselman, RDH, MS, and Mary Kaye Scaramucci, RDH, MS

Caring For Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Dental hygienists are well positioned to identify, treat, and refer patients who present with suspected or confirmed EDS signs and symptoms.
By Darlene J. Swigart, RDH, BS

Caring for Patients Who Abuse Methamphetamine

The nonmedical use of this drug significantly impacts oral health.
By Lola Giusti, DDS, MA; Alan W. Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA; Swapandeep S. Mushiana, MS; and Cathrine Steinborn, DDS

Oral Cancer Detection

Dental hygienists play a unique role in early oral cancer detection by routinely providing examinations and educating patients about self-examination and risk factors.
By Daniel M. Laskin, DDS, MS, and Tammy K. Swecker, BSDH, MEd

Supporting Oral Health in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Understanding the specific risk factors that affect these patients will help clinicians effectively manage their caries risk.
y Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH; Donald L. Chi, DDS, PhD; and Amy S. Kim, DDS

Improve Oral Health During Pregnancy

Receiving professional dental care during pregnancy is critical to maintaining oral health.
By Jennifer L. Brame, RDH, MS

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