Important COVID-19 resources
Support and key resources to manage COVID-19 cases, exposure in the dental office.
The March issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features the latest advances in oral and maxillofacial reconstruction. Articles discuss dental implants, modern temporomandibular joint surgery, contemporary sleep surgery and more.
The January issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features a range of topics, with articles on silver diamine fluoride, caries risk assessment, luting cements and endodontic retrograde filling materials.
Researchers are examining the link between periodontal disease and COVID-19-related respiratory complications, and early research findings suggest that dental professionals may need to shift their focus to preventing underlying conditions, such as periodontitis, that promote systemic inflammation.
The December issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association showcases dental student research, with articles on Streptococcus sanguinis proteins, the influences of patients’ ages on shear bond strength of composites to dentin, and more.
Healthy People 2030, a 10-year national plan to promote and improve public health and prevent disease, launched Aug. 18 via webcast with experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaking on health equity, well-being and business partnerships.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 12 approved the HPV vaccine Gardasil 9, produced by Merck, for the prevention of oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers.
The March issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association commemorates CDA’s 150th year with articles on the history of the organization and the roles medicine, technology, dental education and societal needs play in shaping the future of dentistry and oral health. The issue also features articles on the future of organized dentistry.
Dentists now have a new resource they can use to work with their physician colleagues to improve oral health. The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an Oral Health Prevention Primer to help pediatricians and other medical professionals identify patients with oral health needs in their practice, collaborate with oral health allies and advocate to prevent dental disease.
Maria Ladd can cite many examples of good patient outcomes from her eight years and counting as a registered dental hygienist in alternative practice, but she has a couple of favorites. One involves a first-time patient, age 80, who resided in an assisted living center. The patient’s daughter had contacted Ladd to request a teeth cleaning on her mother’s behalf.