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Is there a relationship between sugar-containing methadone and dental caries? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Health Education Journal: The relationship between sugar-containing methadone and dental caries: A systematic review (July 2013)

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What are the barriers experienced by dentists when delivering oral health care to older people? A systematic literature review

This summary is based on the article published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology: Barriers of delivering oral health care to older people experienced by dentists: a systematic literature review (April 2014)

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How Frequent are Odontogenic Cysts and Tumours? A Systematic Review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry: Frequency of odontogenic cysts and tumors: a systematic review (February 2014) Nigel R. Johnson, Orla M. Gannon, Neil W. Savage, Martin D. Batstone For the next 3 months, you can access the full-text article (PDF). Courtesy of Wiley Publishing.

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What is the link between periodontal disease and obesity?

This summary is based on the review article published in the International Journal of Stomatology and Occlusion Medicine: Periodontal disease and obesity (March 2013) P. Aravind Kumar, P. Mohan Kumar, A. Krishna Rao, G. Krishna Dileep

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Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) 2014 Recommendations

This summary is based on the 2014 Recommendations of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program

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What is the best antibiotic to prescribe for irreversible pulpitis?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What is the best antibiotic to prescribe for irreversible pulpitis? Dr. Mary Dabuleanu, from Dabuleanu Dental,  in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided this quick initial response

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Sodabriety: intervening against the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of School Health: Piloting ‘‘Sodabriety’’: A School-Based Intervention to Impact Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Rural Appalachian High Schools (March 2014)

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How can I treat halitosis?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: how can I treat halitosis?  Dr. Eric Stoopler, University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided this quick initial response Halitosis is fairly common in the general population with an estimated prevalence of ~25%. It affects men and women in similar proportions; although, women are more likely to seek treatment for it more quickly as the condition can cause social embarrassment. There is a lack of scientific evidence in the area of halitosis given there is a subjective nature to the condition. Differences exist in cultural as ...

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