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Are women more at risk for caries prevalence?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: The Impact of Gender on Caries Prevalence and Risk Assessment (April 2013) Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier,Fluoride Research Program, Indiana University School of Dentistry and Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Binational/Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Center, Oral Health Research Institute, Indiana University School of Dentistry Andrea Ferreira Zandona,Graduate MSD/MS Preventive Dentistry Program, Early Caries Research Program, Indiana University School of Dentistry, and Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Oral Health Research Institute Women are at a higher risk for caries prevalence due to biologic and cultural influences, including behavioral and dietary variations. Biologic influences ...

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Is there a relationship between dental injuries and the type of maxillofacial fractures?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Dental Traumatology: Dental trauma in patients with maxillofacial fractures (August 2013) Hai-Hua Zhou, Qi Liu, Rong-Tao Yang, and Zu-Bing Li from the State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China Hai-Hua Zhou, Qi Liu, Rong-Tao Yang, and Zu-Bing Li from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China David Ongodia from the State Key Laboratory Breeding Base ...

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Class 2 Composite Restoration: How to Etch & Bond?

This Workflow Component is presented by Dr. Stephen Ferrier from the Schulich School of Dentistry at Western University Dr. Stephen Ferrier is Assistant Professor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry at Western University  1. Key Concepts2. Clinical bonding sequence3. General information about bonding systems Bonding systems Components Bonding systems Generations 4. Different bonding systems 3-Stage Etch and Rinse 2-Stage Etch and Rinse 2-Stage Self-Etching 1-Stage Self-Etching 5. Comparing Different Bonding Systems 3-Stage Bonding Systems 2-Stage Bonding Systems 2-Stage Self-Etching 1-Stage Self-Etching   Figures redrawn from Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry – A Contemporary Approach, Third Edition, Schwartz et. al. Qunitessence Publishing   Do you have any particular ...

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Are there good imaging studies of upper airway obstruction in sleep apnea patients?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: Are there good imaging studies of upper airway obstruction in Sleep apnea patients? I see patients with Cpap machines and sleep studies; but there does not seem to be any airway imaging to assess the ability of these patients to breathe normally. Can surgical intervention in the upper airway provide a significant improvement? I have seen amazing results with patients having a bi-maxillary advancement. Dr. Reginald Goodday, Professor and Chair in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences at Dalhousie University provided this quick initial response Imaging modalities are adjuncts to making a diagnosis ...

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Are you getting the right shots?

This summary is based on the article by Drs. Jason Goodchild and Mark Donaldson published in the Dentistry Today magazine: Getting the Right Shots! Tips and Tricks for Consistent Photographic Excellence (March 2013) Full Article (html) Dr. Jason H. Goodchild is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Oral Diagnosis in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at the New Jersey Dental school Dr. Mark Donaldson is Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy ...

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Are there dietary-supplement interactions with medications commonly used in dentistry?

This snapshot is adapted from the article by Drs. Mark Donaldson and Riva Touger-Decker published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: Dietary supplement interactions with medications used commonly in dentistry Dr. Mark Donaldson is Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana, and is Clinical Associate professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health and Sciences University Dr. Riva Touger-Decker is Chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department and Professor in the Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine  Context  Because nearly 70% ...

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What is the relationship between obesity and dental caries? A systematic review

This summary is adapted from the article published in the journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology: Obesity and Dental Caries in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Childhood obesity is a global health problem and  a multifactorial disorder, influenced by environmental and genetic risk factors, where a sustained imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure facilitates storage of excess energy as fat. Consequently, poor diet is a primary determinant of obesity.  Poor oral health is characterized by the onset of dental caries, considered the most common chronic disease found in children. Diet specifically through the frequent consumption of monosaccharide (e.g. glucose, fructose) and disaccharide (e.g. sucrose) sugars ...

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Optimizing implant stability: what is the relationship between surgical techniques and implant macro-design?

This summary of research is adapted from the article published in the journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry: Evaluation of Primary Stability of Self-Tapping and Non-Self-Tapping Dental Implants. A 12-Week Clinical Study. Purpose The study aimed at investigating the relationship between surgical techniques and implant macro-design (self-tapping/non-self-tapping) for the optimization of implant stability in the low-density bone present in the posterior maxilla, using resonance frequency analysis (RFA). Materials and Methods A total of 102 implants were studied. Fifty-six self-tapping BlueSkyBredent® and 56 non-self-tapping Standard Plus Straumann® were placed in the posterior segment of the maxilla. Implants of both types were placed in ...

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