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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317577/clinical-microbiology-for-the-general-dentist
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EDITORIAL
Arvind Babu Rajendra Santosh, Orrett E Ogle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
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#2
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April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317575/infection-control-in-the-dental-office
#3
REVIEW
Francesco R Sebastiani, Harry Dym, Tarun Kirpalani
The goal of an infection control program is to provide a safe working environment for dental health care personnel and their patients. Practitioners can achieve this by adopting measures that reduce health care-associated infections among patients and occupational exposures among dental health care personnel. It is crucial for all dental practitioners to be up to date on current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, equipment, and techniques for proper infection control. Continuous evaluation of infection control practices is important...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317574/role-of-oral-microbial-infections-in-oral-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Brett L Ferguson, Scott Barber, Imani H Asher, Chalmers R Wood
The role of bacterial and viral carcinogenesis in the oral cavity is increasingly of interest, as a means to provide more methods of cancer prevention. There may be relationships between bacteria and multiple strains of viruses in the progression of malignancy. Cancer cause is closely related to the type of carcinogen, as well as the synergistic or additive actions of combined risk factors, the susceptibility of the host, and duration of interaction between host and exposure to risk factor. Much research is underway to further define the role of microbial and bacterial agents in the progression of malignancy...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317573/immunizations-an-evolving-paradigm-for-oral-health-care-providers
#5
REVIEW
Leslie R Halpern, Charles Mouton
Oral health care professionals are at risk for the transmission of bacterial and viral microorganisms. Providers need to be knowledgeable about the exposure/transmission of life-threatening infections and options for prevention. This article is designed to increase the oral health care provider's awareness of the latest assessment of vaccine-preventable diseases that pose a high risk in the dental health care setting. Specific dosing strategies are suggested for the prevention of infections based on available evidence and epidemiologic changes...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317572/opportunistic-oral-infections
#6
REVIEW
Parish P Sedghizadeh, Susan Mahabady, Carl M Allen
An opportunistic infection (OI) is a disease of microbial cause or pathogenesis generally thought to occur in hosts with weakened immunity. Oral OIs are associated with many risk factors and pathogens. Causative organisms for oral OIs have unique modes of transmission. The clinical presentation of oral OIs is heterogeneous and diagnosis can be challenging. Therefore, laboratory identification of causative pathogens is useful for definitive diagnosis and targeted therapeutics, and can be achieved by biological, serologic, histologic, and/or molecular methods...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317571/recent-recommendations-for-management-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patients
#7
REVIEW
Miriam R Robbins
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a chronic condition. HIV is not a valid reason to deny, delay, or withhold dental treatment. There are no absolute contraindications and few complications associated with comprehensive oral health care treatment delivered in an outpatient setting for asymptomatic HIV-infected patients and clinically stable patients with AIDS. Consultation with the patient's medical provider and modifications in the delivery of dental treatment may be necessary when treating patients with advanced HIV disease or other comorbid conditions...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317570/oral-viral-infections-diagnosis-and-management
#8
REVIEW
Earl Clarkson, Fatima Mashkoor, Saif Abdulateef
This article focuses on common viral infections in the oral cavity with associated systemic manifestations. Discussed are the clinical features, histopathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral infections in oral cavity. This will be a useful aid for general practitioners and other dental personnel wanting to expand their pathologic knowledge. This article discusses herpes simplex, varicella zoster, mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus, enteroviruses, rubeola, rubella, mumps, and human papillomavirus...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317569/oral-fungal-infections-diagnosis-and-management
#9
REVIEW
David R Telles, Niraj Karki, Michael W Marshall
Oral and maxillofacial fungal infections can appear in high-risk patients, including those immunocompromised. This article explores common oral manifestations of fungal infections in the oral cavity as primary lesions or as a result of disseminated disease. By far the most common oral fungal infection experienced in dentistry is oral candidiasis, which is reviewed in depth from simple oral infections to invasive candidiasis. The review aids the dental practitioner in understanding the full scope of Candida infections and other fungal infections...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317568/oral-bacterial-infections-diagnosis-and-management
#10
REVIEW
Glendee Reynolds-Campbell, Alison Nicholson, Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez
The human oral cavity contains more than 500 different bacterial species. These organisms belong to several phyla including Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, Tenericutes, Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria, Euryarchaeota, Chlamydiae, and Spirochaetes. Many of these have the ability to colonize the gingival crevices and the outer surface of the tooth forming biofilms often leading to dental plaque formation. These bacteria produce acid that erode teeth causing cavities or infections. The diagnosis of these infections is often clinical and antibiotics are used empirically to treat some infections or as prophylaxis...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317567/oral-mucosal-infections-insights-into-specimen-collection-and-medication-management
#11
REVIEW
Arvind Babu Rajendra Santosh, Baddam Venkat Ramana Reddy
Oral mucosal infections appear as localized or generalized lesions. Symptoms range from almost unnoticeable lesions to severe pain. Systemic disease, age, immunocompromised condition, and medication use are common causes. Local causes include dentures, poor oral hygiene, traumatized epithelium, ulcerations, dentures, implants, oral piercing, and reduced salivary secretion. Oral mucosal infections are underdiagnosed and microbiological diagnosis should be more frequently used. Candidiasis is most frequently diagnosed...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317566/microbiology-of-acute-and-chronic-osteomyelitis-and-antibiotic-treatment
#12
REVIEW
Harry Dym, Joseph Zeidan
Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of bone marrow with a tendency for progression, involving the cortical plates and often periosteal tissues, with most cases occurring after trauma to bone or bone surgery or secondary to vascular insufficiency. Antimicrobial therapy and surgical débridement are the primary modalities of osteomyelitis treatment, although often it is associated with a prolonged course, requiring a large commitment between patient and clinician as well as sizable health care costs. Despite surgical and chemotherapeutic advancements, osteomyelitis remains difficult to treat, and no universally accepted protocol for treatment exists...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317565/periodontal-microbiology
#13
REVIEW
John D Harvey
This article provides a review of current information about periodontal bacteria, their activities within dental plaque biofilm, their interactions with the host immune system, and the infections with which they are associated. Periodontal disease, plaque formation, and the host immune response are also discussed, as are antimicrobial measures used to control the bacteria and the disease.
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317564/odontogenic-infections
#14
REVIEW
Orrett E Ogle
The pathogenesis of odontogenic infection is polymicrobial, consisting of various facultative and strict anaerobes. The dominant isolates are strictly anaerobic gram-negative rods and gram-positive cocci. The periapical infection is the most common form of odontogenic infection. Although odontogenic infections are usually confined to the alveolar ridge vicinity, they can spread into deep fascial spaces. Cavernous sinus thrombosis, brain abscess, airway obstruction, and mediastinitis are possible complications of dental infections...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317563/epidemiology-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-infections
#15
REVIEW
Arvind Babu Rajendra Santosh, Orrett E Ogle, Dwight Williams, Edward F Woodbine
Dental caries and periodontal disease are the most common dental infections and are constantly increasing worldwide. Distribution, occurrence of dental caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, odontogenic infections, antibiotic resistance, oral mucosal infections, and microbe-related oral cancer are important to understand the public impact and methods of controlling such disease. Distribution of human papilloma virus and human immunodeficiency virus -related oral cancers in the US population is presented.
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317562/normal-oral-flora-and-the-oral-ecosystem
#16
REVIEW
Lakshman Samaranayake, Victor H Matsubara
The oral ecosystem comprises the oral flora, so-called oral microbiome, the different anatomic microniches of the oral cavity, and its bathing fluid, saliva. The oral microbiome comprises a group of organisms and includes bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, and viruses. The oral microbiome exists suspended in saliva as planktonic phase organisms or attached to oral surfaces as a plaque biofilm. Homeostasis of the plaque biofilm and its symbiotic relationship with the host is critical for oral health. Disequilibrium or dysbiosis within the plaque biofilms is the initiating event that leads to major oral diseases, such as caries and periodontal disease...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317561/introduction-to-clinical-microbiology-for-the-general-dentist
#17
REVIEW
Thomas E Rams, Arie J van Winkelhoff
Clinical oral microbiology may help dental professionals identify infecting pathogenic species and evaluate their in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility. Saliva, dental plaque biofilms, mucosal smears, abscess aspirates, and soft tissue biopsies are sources of microorganisms for laboratory testing. Microbial-based treatment end points may help clinicians better identify patients in need of additional or altered dental therapies before the onset of clinical treatment failure, and help improve patient oral health outcomes...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912822/endodontics-at-the-verge-of-new-era-driven-by-biological-innovation
#18
EDITORIAL
Mo K Kang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912821/clinical-and-molecular-perspectives-of-reparative-dentin-formation-lessons-learned-from-pulp-capping-materials-and-the-emerging-roles-of-calcium
#19
REVIEW
Minju Song, Bo Yu, Sol Kim, Marc Hayashi, Colby Smith, Suhjin Sohn, Euiseong Kim, James Lim, Richard G Stevenson, Reuben H Kim
The long-term use of calcium hydroxide and the recent increase in the use of hydraulic calcium-silicate cements as direct pulp-capping materials provide important clues in terms of how reparative dentin may be induced to form a "biological seal" to protect the underlying pulp tissues. In this review article, we discuss clinical and molecular perspectives of reparative dentin formation based on evidence learned from the use of these pulp-capping materials. We also discuss the emerging role of calcium as an odontoinductive component in these pulp-capping materials...
January 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912820/modern-endodontic-microsurgery-concepts-a-clinical-update
#20
REVIEW
Spyros Floratos, Syngcuk Kim
Increased use of the surgical operating microscope in endodontic surgery has elucidated many shortcomings of previous techniques and along with microsurgical instruments and new more biologically acceptable root-end filling materials has started the new microsurgical era in surgical endodontics. Endodontic microsurgery is a minimally invasive technique that results in less postoperative pain and edema and faster wound healing. It offers a significantly higher success rate than traditional apical surgery technique...
January 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
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