Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry have identified a third type of oral inflammatory phenotype that exhibits a delayed response to bacterial accumulation. The study, “Human Variation in Gingival Inflammation,” is available in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS.
As a child, I never questioned why my mom would hand the mailman or the gardener a bottle of cold water. I understood that these menial tasks were not unworthy of praise.
My mom and her five sisters have always been like this. It’s well-known that when you visited Tia Becky’s house in East Los Angeles, California, you wouldn’t leave empty-handed, be it with a pack of toilet paper or a cold can of 7-Up.
Investigators at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Copenhagen Center for Glycomics have developed a method to artificially produce the sugars found in mucus, known as mucins, which may lead to novel approaches to medical and dental therapies.
A principal pathogen that drives periodontitis may be the root cause of other systemic diseases. In this new paper, researchers provide a comprehensive update of Porphyromonas gingivalis-related systemic diseases, including atherosclerosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
University of Connecticut (UConn) scientists are studying medications called senolytics that are designed to target and kill damaged cells — called senescent cells — that cause inflammation and damage to surrounding healthy cells. If senolytics work as intended, the treatment may be helpful in alleviating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems by removing senescent cells.
As a working mom, it might be surprising to hear that I prefer summer over an academic school year. Summers are tough because I have to balance a full-time job while entertaining three children at home, secure spots in activities that align with my work schedule, are of interest to my girls, and are affordable.
We all have had those days—or weeks—in the office when things do not go as planned. Maybe you received some negative patient feedback or your dentist was demanding. Either way, making mistakes or being reprimanded by a manager can knock your self-confidence. Here are some ideas on how to take criticism in stride, and find your self-confidence.
Balancing virtual learning, studying for national boards, working part-time, and dealing with all the stress that comes with trying to survive during a global pandemic is enough to lead anyone to burnout. Here are some ways to take care of yourself.
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people last month, I wanted to feel elated and relieved. But I only felt frustrated, anxious, and confused. I have three children who are ineligible for a vaccine. Any other moms out there feel like shouting "But the pandemic isn't over; young children aren't in the clear just yet!"—or is it just me?
Mentorship is important in the dental hygiene profession as a mentor can provide much-needed guidance to dental hygiene students. Plus, mentors are there to lend an ear after graduation if or when a new dental hygienist has questions about job transition, pursuing higher education, or changing ops. Here are some ways to find a mentor.
Imagine having access to a mint that rebuilds tooth enamel and whitens your teeth at the same time—without the possibility of painful side effects. The concept of a restorative and preventive lozenge may be closer to becoming a reality if clinical trials led by a team of University of Washington (UW) researchers yield positive results.
You’ve applied to several employment postings or have been called in for interviews, but you have yet to receive a job offer. Why is it taking so long to land a position? Consider these 5 common mistakes that may be holding you back from getting hired.
We’ve all been there—a toxic work environment, a practice that offers limited opportunities for growth, a bad manager, or you’ve outgrown the position. No matter the reason for leaving a dental office, there are some rules to follow when exiting a job.