Advantages of Teledentistry Technologies

Implementing telehealth practices can enhance oral health care delivery and improve access to care.

The Role of Oral Health Professionals in the Opioid Epidemic

Clinicians need to understand the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and engage in efforts to curtail it.

Treating Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Following are strategies to help improve treatment outcomes in this patient population.

Maintaining Oral Health in Patients With Special Needs

Periodontal health is intricately tied to oral and systemic health in patients with special needs.

Treating the Transgender Patient

Following are strategies to support oral health professionals in their efforts to meet the needs of this patient population and to identify barriers to care. By Lisa B. Stefanou, RDH, MPH; Andrea Beall, RDH, MA; and Harold Jennings, RDH, MA

Cultivating Cultural Competency in The Dental Setting

With an increasingly diverse population, oral health professionals need to be able to communicate effectively with all types of patients. By Beth Monnin, RDH, MSEd

Dietary Influence on Inflammation

Consuming a Middle Eastern diet may reduce systemic and periodontal inflammation compared with a Western diet. By Rana Alhendi, BSDH; Chaya Morris, RDH, BS; and Emily R. Holt, RDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA

Connecting With Millennial Patients

Oral health professionals who recognize generational traits may be more successful in achieving patient adherence.By Lorie Speer, RDH, MSDH

Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes In Children and Adolescents

Following are assessment techniques that are easily implemented into routine dental hygiene practice. By Lorinda L. Coan, RDH, MS; Angela Wooton, PhD, RN, FNP-C; Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA; and Lynne Melchior, MSN, ACNP-BC, CDE

Adverse Effects of Medication Use

As complications of medication use negatively impact oral comfort, function, and quality of life, Clinicians should assess patients' drug regimens to determine oral health risks. By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD

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