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
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
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
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
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
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
Receiving professional dental care during
pregnancy is critical to maintaining oral health.
By Jennifer L. Brame, RDH, MS
Improving oral health professionals’ understanding
of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of biofilmassociated
diseases is key to their successful
prevention and treatment.
By Timothy L. Violante, DDS, MS, and Abhiram Maddi, DDS, PhD
While the presence of space between teeth is common among
children, pathologic tooth migration in adults may be indicative of
By Jacob Shiloah, DMD, and
Rania Livada, DDS, MS
While gingival cancers can be difficult to detect, survival
rates depend on early treatment.
By Maritza Mendez, DMD
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