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Oral Care in Cancer Therapy: Oral Care After Head & Neck Cancer Treatment

Drs. Deborah Saunders and Joel Epstein return to Oasis Discussions to discuss a third complication that occurs during cancer therapy and beyond, xerostomia. Xerostomia affects speech, chewing, swallowing, taste and overall nutrition which may negatively affect overall treatment and patient outcomes during therapy. Xerostomia is not related to aging as much as it reflects the use of medications that result in dry mouth. See also: Oral Care in Cancer Therapy Part 1: Oral Care Pre-Head & Neck Cancer TreatmentOral Care in Cancer Therapy Part 2: Oral Care During Cancer Therapy Functions of Saliva Antimicrobial activity Control of pH Removal of ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: All TMJ Patients are Nuts, Right? How to Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems

TMJ disorders are one of those areas where almost every dentist feels uncomfortable. In dental school we didn’t get much classroom information, and little or no clinical experience. Our treatments in practice are often hit and miss, without clarity on why sometimes we hit, and other times we miss. In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the relevant anatomy and discuss simple examination, diagnosis and treatment techniques that will allow you to stun your next TMJD patients with your understanding of their issues, and allow you to help many more people. Learning Objectives Review and remember the relevant anatomy of ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives!

Dentists are uniquely positioned among health-care providers to easily evaluate for signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy performed by a qualified dentist can also be an effective treatment, literally saving lives. In this lecture, Dr. Spencer will review the basics of normal sleep, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children. You will most likely be thinking that you and everyone you know must have sleep apnea before he is through! Don’t worry though, he will also cover diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, including the dentist’s role and appliance selection. If you or someone close ...

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Part 1: Extraction Socket Management

The management of extraction sockets is very important especially when implant placement will be considered in the long-term. Highlights There are significant vertical, buccal and lingual bone changes after extraction Whenever possible, alveolar ridge preservation is ideal for patients and their restorative treatment Preservation of the alveolar ridge can help optimize restorative treatment as the implant can be placed in the best suitable position and location Various types of grafting material are available and one is not preferred over another Resorbable and non-resorbable membrane are also available. Resorbable membranes are easier to use for both the clinician and the patient. ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain

Dr. Howard Tenenbaum spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his lecture at #ASM150 titled: Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain. Highlights Dr. Tenenbaum will address methods relating to taking a proper history for patients with facial pain. This will also include diagnostic and treatment methods and will be followed by case reports that exemplify the issues touched on in regard to history and diagnosis. Learning Objectives To learn how to take a proper history for patients with pain To learn how to examine and treat patients with chronic facial pain To understand the complexity of chronic facial pain Dr. Tenebaum’s lecture ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Hands-On Infection Control Workshop

Dr. John Molinari spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his lecture during #ASM150 titled: Hands-On Infection Control Workshop. Highlights This interactive workshop considers current concepts and available approaches in the application of infection control precautions. Recommended guidelines and regulations routinely provide clinicians with appropriate products and material choices designed to minimize crosscontamination and cross-infection. These are applicable in the areas of hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, eyewear, and gowns), instrument processing, sterilization monitoring, dental waterline asepsis, and surface disinfection, among others. This workshop considers appropriate application of representative infection control products and materials. Potential implications of misuse of items ...

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How Important is Cashflow for the Dental Practice?

Tim Brown explains why “cash is King” in this video interview with Dr. Suham Alexander. Cash flow helps to determine the value of a practice and its debt-serviceability. In short, cash flow directly impacts its sale price. However, cash flow varies according to the stage or life cycle of the dental practice. Early on, especially as a start-up, a dental practice may cash flow negatively due to large initial investments in equipment and supplies. Between 5 to 10 years, it is not uncommon for a practice to cash flow upwards of 15-20% of revenues and even as high as 35%. ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Fighting Dental Disease: Drugs, Bugs and Prescription Products

My interview with Dr. Peter Jacobsen went by in a flash! His sense of humor, light-delivery approach, and lively style leaves you glued to the screen, wanting to learn more about the topic presented. Dr. Jacobsen joined me to speak about his upcoming lecture at #ASM150 titled: Fighting Dental Disease: Drugs, Bugs and Prescription Products. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights What are the first, second, third drugs of choice for dental infections? Which antifungals have the greatest risk of drug interactions? Are OTC aphthous ulcers medications effective? Can the newest antiviral drugs prevent herpes attacks? Do they put Ginkgo Biloba ...

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