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Test Your Locally Applied Antibiotics Knowledge!

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Study Investigates Oral Health Awareness and Pregnant Women

Studies have found there is a strong correlation between pregnancy outcomes and a pregnant woman's oral health. The topic of how well health professionals know of this correlation was explored in a recent study titled "Evaluating Oral Health in Pregnant Women: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Health Professionals" which was published in the February 2019 edition of the Journal of...

Research Compares Flossing Techniques for Patients with Type I Gingival Embrasures

The Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a study titled "Efficacy, Safety and Patient Preference of Knotted Floss Technique in Type I Gingival Embrasures" in their February edition. The research examined the knotted floss technique compared to conventional floss technique in patients with type I gingival embrasures. About Gingival Embrasures A gingival embrasure is a medical term used to describe patients with an open...

Study Examines Home Care and Healing after Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal disease has been linked to a wide range of systemic diseases when left untreated. Researchers are working to prevent this by conducting several experiments to determine which home care aids dental professionals can recommend to help with healthier outcomes. An article, titled "Effect of two post‐surgical cleansing protocols on early periodontal wound healing and cytokine levels following osseous...

Study Shows How Dental Professionals Can Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

The Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a study that focused on a major occupational hazard commonly associated with dental professionals. The article, titled "Magnification and Coaxial Illumination in Dental Hygiene Education: Experience and Attitudes of Clinical Educators," discussed how dental professionals are more at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders and two potential prevention methods. About Musculoskeletal Disorders According to the World...

Test Your Oral Cancer Knowledge!

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Research Reveals Good Dental Hygiene Can Improve Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists at the School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo have conducted research which appears to prove patients who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can improve their health by taking better care of their oral hygiene. Their findings, "Benefits of Non‐Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Periodontitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial," was...

Clinical Trial Shines Spotlight on Dental Hygiene and Desquamative Gingivitis

The result of a recent study highlights how a structured plaque control intervention can help patients who have desquamative gingivitis. The research, which was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, is titled "Effect of sonic versus manual supervised toothbrushing on both clinical and biochemical profiles of patients with desquamative gingivitis associated with oral lichen planus: A randomized controlled...

Dental Hygienists and Oral Rapid HIV Testing Study

Scientists at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York recently examined the facilitators and potential barriers to implementing Oral Rapid HIV testing in the dental setting. The test is very helpful for patients who are unaware of their positive HIV status. The study, "Oral Rapid HIV Testing: Implementation experiences of dental hygiene faculty and students," was published in the Journal...

Periodontist & Professor of Dentistry Indicted in College Admission Scandal

On Monday, March 11, 2019, an affidavit was officially filed before Judge M. Page Kelley in a Boston courthouse to support a criminal complaint of college admissions fraud against dozens of wealthy parents, including periodontist and professor of dentistry, Dr. Homayoun Zadeh. Those indicted include celebrities and prominent individuals such as Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, as well as former...