Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.
After 36 hours, a patient with a salivary duct stone shows limited improvement.
Postmenopausal women especially former smokers who quit within the last 20 years have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer associated with periodontal disease.
There were 33.3 million underserved persons living in areas where there was a shortage of dental health professionals, according to the CDC.
Xylitol can be used as an alternative medicine but is very toxic to dogs.
Xylitol is a primary sugar alcohol that can be used to help various dental problems as well as upper respiratory and ear infections.
NPs and PAs must work in collaboration with oral health clinicians to effectively educate patients in the prevention of periodontal disease.
The efficacy of topical fluoride products is only as good as compliance with their use.
Researching and performing different care methods benefits patients and providers.
Perceived swallowing difficulties and overnight denture-wearing were independently associated with an approximately 2.3-fold higher risk of pneumonia.
More than one-quarter of CHD patients reported bleeding gums during tooth-brushing.
Task force recommendations emphasize primary care providers' role in pediatric dental health.
Benzocaine gels and liquids, often used to help soothe sore gums during teething, can lead to a potentially fatal oxygen deprivation disorder, the FDA warns.
Many dentists, optometrists and other specialty providers are sending adult patients to our primary-care clinic for surgical or procedural clearance. Are there standards of practice for such patients?
Early childhood caries disproportionately affect low-income children without access to a dentist. A speaker at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA meeting offers clinicians in primary care pediatrics tips for recognizing and preventing oral health problems.
History would predict some fervent upcoming debate about the safety and utility of non-dentist providers on the part of dentists, payers, patients, public health officials and the mid-levels themselves.
HPV lesions can lead to the development of oral cancers.
Become familiar with the cause, characteristics, and appropriate treatment of the most frequently seen conditions of the mouth, tongue, and gums.
Because so many people lack access to a dentist, you should be prepared to alleviate pain and treat broken, loosened, or displaced teeth.
The patient is concerned about a recent increase in his foul-smelling tongue discoloration.
The relationship between dental and medical health has been spotlighted in several recent research- and policy-oriented developments.