COVID Outbreaks in Two Colorado Springs Dental Offices Demonstrate Importance of Practice-Patient Communication
The outbreak of COVID-19 in two Colorado Springs dental offices in late July 2020 shows not only how easily the virus passes from person to person but also demonstrates how dental offices can survive an outbreak by maintaining effective practice-patient communication.
Smoking cigarettes may have been on the decline for a decade, but two trends have become popular with Californians between the ages of 18 and 25: electronic cigarettes and marijuana.
Maintaining good oral care is vital to overall health, as poor oral hygiene can lead to inflammation, which increases a person’s risk for developing diabetes or heart disease.
Tele-orthodontics and teledentistry services may be a healthcare delivery method to make dentistry accessible for Latino communities facing a lack of dentists and dental insurance, as well as the high cost of treatment, according to a study led by the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may benefit from embracing value-based care, according to results from a research paper coauthored by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
Candida albicans infections in the mouth are often painful for people who develop infections such as burning mouth syndrome or thrush.
As dental offices remain closed in some states due to shelter-in-place orders, some clinics may never reopen once these orders are lifted. This is a concern of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA).
As scientists work tirelessly to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, along with colleagues at The University of Hong Kong, are working to produce accurate 3D molecular maps of the virus.
A team at New York University (NYU) is working to better understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of how oral cancer cells invade nerves to help researchers identify new targets for treating patients with oral cancer.
Details of an individual’s life are documented in their teeth, according to researchers at New York University’s (NYU) Department of Anthropology and College of Dentistry. In their recent work, the mixed-discipline team provides new evidence that impactful events leave permanent changes in the microstructure of cementum.
When a draft report suggested fluoride exposure was linked to lower IQ, experts took a closer look at the evidence. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a review of the program’s monograph, stating it does not find that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) adequately supported its conclusion that fluoride is “presumed” to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.