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Do we need further proof on the dangers of smoking?

This summary is based on the 2014 US Surgeon General’s report: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014. Read the Executive Summary (PDF) Read the full report (PDF) For the United States, the epidemic of smokingcaused disease in the twentieth century ranks among the greatest public health catastrophes of the century, while the decline of smoking consequent to tobacco control is surely one of public health’s greatest successes. However, the current rate of progress in tobacco control is not fast enough, and much more needs to be done to end the tobacco epidemic. Unacceptably high levels of smokingattributable disease and death, and the ...

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Osteoradionecrosis: New concepts and a proposed classification

This summary is based on the article published in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Osteoradionecrosis—A review of current concepts in defining the extent of the disease and a new classification proposal (May 2014) Andrew Lyons, Jona Osher, Elinor Warner, Ravi Kumar, Peter A. Brennan Context Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is potentially a debilitating and serious consequence of radiotherapy to the head and neck. Although it is oftendefined as an area of exposed bone that does not heal, it can also exist without breaching the mucosa or the skin. Currently, 3 classifica-tions of ORN are in use, but they depend on ...

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Is implant therapy indicated for diabetic patients? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Oral Implants Research: A critical review of diabetes, glycemic control, and dental implant therapy (February 2013)

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Anaphylaxis: an update for dental practitioners

This summary is based on the article published in the Australian Dental Journal: Anaphylaxis: an update for dental practitioners (June 2014)

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How are bisphosphonates used in children? Review of the literature and guidelines for dental management

This summary is based on the article published in the Australian Dental Journal: The use of bisphosphonates in children: review of the literature and guidelines for dental management (March 2014)

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Are there risks with intravenous sedation for patients with disabilities?

This summary is based on the article published in Anesthesia Progress:  Risk Factors With Intravenous Sedation for Patients With Disabilities (Winter 2013)

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What are the indications for third molar extraction?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: The indications for third molar extractions (June 2014)

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What is the relationship between smoking and periodontal disease? Review of the literature

This summary is based on the article published in the New York State Dental Journal: The relationship between smoking and periodontal disease. Review of the literature and case report (November 2013)

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