Oral Pathology


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

Battling Biofilm

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

The Meaning of Tooth Migration

While the presence of space between teeth is common among children, pathologic tooth migration in adults may be indicative of oral disease.
By Jacob Shiloah, DMD, and Rania Livada, DDS, MS

Mistaken Identity

While gingival cancers can be difficult to detect, survival rates depend on early treatment.
By Maritza Mendez, DMD



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