Miscellaneous


The Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin Technique

Created with patients' own donor tissue, the placement of L-PRF encourages healing following a variety of dental procedures. By Joseph W. Evans, DDS, and Kyndall A. Hudson, RDH

The Therapeutic Use of Botox

Oral health professionals are charged with encouraging open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs. By Pamela Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD

Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care

Oral health professionals are charged with encouraging open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs. By Pamela Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD

The Treatment of Cleft Lip and/or Palate

With the advent of presurgical infant orthopedics, the role of oral health professionals in caring for this population continues to grow. By Matthew K. Geneser, DDS

HIV Testing in the Dental Setting

Oral health professionals are well positioned to identify the early stages of human immunodeficiency virus infection. By Lawrence Pizzitola, DDS

Managing Patients With Critical Cardiac Conditions

This population has complex medical needs that may impact the provision of oral health care. By Anna Matthews, RDH, MS, and Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH

Targeting Treatment to Patient Needs

Precision dentistry and medicine are set to transform clinical approaches to personalized care. By Harold C. Slavkin, DDS

Root Coverage Therapy

Johnathan H. Do, DDS, shares his perspective on surgical approaches and patient selection criteria for this approach to treating gingival recessionJohnathan H. Do DDS, shares his perspective on surgical approaches and patient selection criteria for this approach to treating gingival recession.

Adverse Birth Outcomes and Oral Health

This literature review investigates the evidence surrounding the association between periodontal disease and preterm births and low birth weight. By Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH, and Lori Rainchuso, RDH, MS, DHSC

Changing the Trajectories of Diabetes and Periodontitis

Oral health professionals who understand the interrelationship of the inflammatory burden shared by these two chronic diseases will be best prepared to provide customized treatment. By Casey Hein, BSDH, MBA



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