As premature tooth loss is one of the first signs of this debilitating disease, oral health professionals need to be prepared to recognize it in its earliest stages.
By Julio Sotillo, DDS, PhD, and Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD
Clinicians should be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of opioid use disorder in order to provide the most appropriate care to these patients.
By Lisa Bilich, RDH, MS, CHSE
The use of digital impressioning and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing may help improve treatment outcomes.
By Sharon L. Varlotta, RDH, MS; Ira T. Bloom, DDS; and Sheryl L. Syme, RDH, MS
Assessing and addressing low oral health literacy can help improve patient adherence to recommendations and outcomes.
By Priscilla M. Flynn, RDH, MPH, DrPH
The efficacy of this technology as an adjunctive treatment for periodontitis and peri-implant diseases remains controversial.
By Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS
While tobacco use continues to decline in adults, its prevalence is growing among young people, emphasizing the need for effective prevention and intervention strategies.
By Linda D. Boyd, RDH, RD, EdD
Providing dental care to pregnant patients is both safe and necessary to ensure the health of both mothers and infants.
By Susan L. Vogell, RDH, BS, MBA
This complex neural tube defect causes a variety of impairments that can impact the delivery of dental treatment.
By Faizan Kabani, RDH, MHA, MBA
Oral health professionals play important roles in detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea.
By Beth Kornegay, CDA, RDH, MS
In order to safely and effectively manage this patient population, oral health professionals should be able to recognize the medical indications for which antiplatelets are prescribed and understand their adverse effects.
By Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH, and Anna Matthews, RDH, MS
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