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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213910/the-virtual-dental-home-a-critique
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Jay W Friedman, David A Nash, Kavita R Mathu-Muju
The Virtual Dental Home is a concept of the Pacific Center for Special Care of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. It is designed to improve access to dental care for underserved populations, specifically children and institutionalized adults. This article describes the development and implementation of the Virtual Dental Home, subsequently critiquing the concept. The criteria for a dental home are not met by the program. It is the equivalent of a traditional public oral health prevention and screening program, with the additional dimension of allowing dental hygienists and assistants to place interim glass ionomer restorations in dental cavities...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207581/the-impact-of-an-interprofessional-oral-health-curriculum-on-trainees
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Oren Berkowitz, Madeline F Brisotti, Leslie Gascon, Michelle Henshaw, Laura B Kaufman
PURPOSE: Despite the prevalence of oral disease, the subject of oral health historically has been absent from medical education. We have developed an interprofessional curriculum in collaboration with our school of dentistry to teach oral health in the primary care setting to physician assistant (PA) students. The goal was to create and assess the impact of a curricular model that would be adaptable to various academic settings. METHODS: A blend of classroom, clinical skills lab, observations in the dental clinic, and observed structured clinical examinations was used to teach oral health to first-year (didactic year) PA students...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192031/neural-crest-stem-cells-can-differentiate-to-a-cardiomyogenic-lineage-with-an-ability-to-contract-in-response-to-pulsed-infrared-stimulation
#3
Jordan M Greenberg, Vicente Lumbreras, Daniel Pelaez, Suhrud M Rajguru, Herman S Cheung
INTRODUCTION: Cellular cardiomyoplasty has rapidly risen to prominence in the clinic following a myocardial infarction; however, low engraftment of transplanted cells limits the therapeutic benefit to these procedures. Recently, lineage-specific stem cells differentiated into cardiomyocytes have gained much attention to assist in the repair of an injured heart tissue; however, questions regarding the ideal cell source remain. In the present study, we have identified a source that is easy to extract stem cells from and show that the cells present have a high plasticity toward the cardiomyogenic lineage...
October 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184055/clinical-applications-of-polytetrafluoroethylene-ptfe-tape-in-restorative-dentistry
#4
M M Sattar, M Patel, A Alani
Restorative dental procedures are ever developing; one reason for this can be attributed to newer materials with better handling properties and our ability to manipulate them more effectively. As a result various techniques have been described to aid clinicians in obtaining predictable results in restorative dental procedures. This article aims to review the use of plumber's tape to assist in adhesive, endodontic and implant related dental procedures, when compared to other available materials.
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179718/examining-health-care-students-attitudes-toward-e-professionalism
#5
Jacob P Gettig, Sandhya Noronha, John Graneto, Lillian Obucina, Kelli J Christensen, Nancy F Fjortoft
Objective. To compare pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, and physician assistant (PA) students' perceptions of e-professionalism. Methods. A 20-item questionnaire was developed and administered to four cohorts of health care professions students early in their first professional year. The questionnaire contained 16 scenarios in which a hypothetical health care student or professional shared information or content electronically and students were asked to indicate how much they agreed that the scenario represented professional behavior...
December 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168970/strategies-to-improve-dental-health-in-elderly-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Natalia S Rozas, June M Sadowsky, Cameron B Jeter
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is the gradual loss of one's ability to learn, remember, pay attention, and make decisions. Cognitively impaired elderly people are a challenging patient population for dental health care professionals and may be at higher risk of developing oral health diseases. The authors systematically reviewed interventions effective at improving dental health in patients with cognitive impairment and described research gaps remaining. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: In a comprehensive search of multiple databases, the authors identified 2,255 studies published in the English language from 1995 through March 2016...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154745/transverse-expansion-and-stability-after-segmental-le-fort-i-osteotomy-versus-surgically-assisted-rapid-maxillary-expansion-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Thomas Starch-Jensen, Tue Lindberg Blæhr
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present systematic review was to test the hypothesis of no difference in transverse skeletal and dental arch expansion and relapse after segmental Le Fort I osteotomy versus surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase and Cochrane library search in combination with a hand-search of relevant journals was conducted by including human studies published in English from January 1, 2000 to June 1, 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152262/structural-analysis-of-fluorine-containing-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-sol-gel-route-assisted-by-ultrasound-energy
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Carolina E C Lins, Agda A R Oliveira, Ismael Gonzalez, Waldemar A A Macedo, Marivalda M Pereira
In the last decades, studies about the specific effects of bioactive glass on remineralization of dentin were the focus of attention, due to their excellent regenerative properties in mineralized tissues. The incorporation of Fluorine in bioactive glass nanoparticles may result in the formation of fluorapatite (FAP), which is chemically more stable than hydroxyapatite or carbonated hydroxyapatite, and therefore is of interest for dental applications. The aim of this study was to synthesize and characterize a new system of Fluorine-containing bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGNPF)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152161/assessment-of-dentally-related-function-in-individuals-with-cognitive-impairment-the-dental-activities-test
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Xi Chen, Sheryl Zimmerman, Guy G Potter, Philip D Sloane, Lauren W Cohen, David Reed
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate the Dental Activities Test (DAT), a clinical tool for measuring dentally related function in cognitively impaired older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study design. SETTING: Three assisted living residences in North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Assisted living residents with normal to impaired cognition aged 50 and older; not blind, deaf, or severely physically disabled; and English speaking (N = 90)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141539/model-based-orthodontic-assessments-for-dental-panoramic-radiographs
#10
Chia-Hsiang Wu, Wan-Hua Tsai, Jia-Kuang Liu, Ying-Hui Chen, Yung-Nien Sun
For better treatment outcomes, dentists usually use a set of parameters for orthodontic evaluation. In this study, a new method is proposed to assist dentists in obtaining reliable assessment of these parameters. The proposed method is based on dental panoramic radiographs and can be divided into four stages: image preprocessing, model training, tooth segmentation and assessment of orthodontic parameters. The image is first normalized and enhanced. Then, the model training stage consists of shape and image model training, energy function training and weight training...
January 27, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134645/effects-of-surgical-and-nonsurgical-rapid-maxillary-expansion-on-palatal-structures
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Gökmen Kurt, Ayşe Tuba Altuğ, Gökhan Türker, Banu Kiliç, Erdem Kiliç, Alper Alkan
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of surgical and nonsurgical rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in skeletally mature patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) was used in 18 patients (2 males, 16 females) with a mean age of 19.90 years. Two nonsurgical RME groups were constructed to compare the expansion changes of SARME. Eighteen patients in maximum pubertal peak (12 males, 6 females) with a mean age of 13...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120062/craniovertebral-junction-transanasal-and-transoral-approaches-reconstruct-the-surgical-pathways-with-soft-or-hard-tissue-endocopic-lines-this-is-the-question
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Massimiliano Visocchi, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali, Pierpaolo Mattogno, Francesco Signorelli, Gerardo Iacopino, Antonino Germano', Giuseppe La Rocca
A variety of pathological conditions may affect the clivus and the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). These include congenital disorders, chronic inflammation, neoplasms, infections, and posttraumatic conditions that could all result in CVJ compression and myelopathy Endoscopic-assisted procedures have been further developed for CVJ decompression and they have now become conventional approaches. The aims of the present study were:(1) to compare "radiological" and "surgical" nasoaxial lines (NAxLs); (2) to introduce an analogous radiological line as a predictor of the superior extension of the transoral approach (palatine inferior dental arch line (PIA); (3) to compare the "radiological" nasopalatine line (NPL) with the "surgical" NPL (SNPL) and surgical PIA (SPIA); (4) to compare "our" SNPL with the NAxL; and (5) to find possible radiological reference points to predict, preoperatively, the maximal extent of superior dissection for the transoral approach (SPIA)...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118512/prosthodontic-rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-down-syndrome-a-clinical-report
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Nasser M Alqahtani, Hussain D Alsayed, John A Levon, David T Brown
Patients with Down syndrome can present with a variety of oral manifestations such as hypodontia, periodontal disease, premature tooth loss, reduced salivary flow, crowding of teeth in both arches, and decreased occlusal vertical dimension. The intellectual ability of people with Down syndrome varies widely. They present with a mild-to-moderate intellectual disability that restricts their ability to communicate and adjust to their environment, which can add complexity in the overall dental treatment. There is little information in the literature regarding the prosthodontic rehabilitation for patients with Down syndrome in combination with dental implant placement...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111498/establishment-of-local-diagnostic-reference-levels-for-quality-control-in-intraoral-radiography
#14
Maki Izawa, Yasuo Harata, Noriyoshi Shiba, Nobuhide Koizumi, Tomonori Ozawa, Nobutoshi Takahashi, Yasuhiko Okumura
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the dosage and imaging conditions for patients undergoing intraoral radiography at Meikai University Hospital and establish assurance and quality control data. METHODS: Tube voltage, exposure time, and air kinetic energy released per unit mass (air kerma) of three intraoral radiography units were measured. To calculate the patient entrance dose (PED) for each radiograph using Insight film, we extracted data for 1063 patients from their exposure records...
2017: Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110014/nanosilver-as-a-disinfectant-in-dental-unit-waterlines-assessment-of-the-physicochemical-transformations-of-the-agnps
#15
Alireza Gitipour, Souhail R Al-Abed, Stephen W Thiel, Kirk G Scheckel, Thabet Tolaymat
Dental unit water lines (DUWL) are susceptible to biofilm development and bacterial growth leading to water contamination, causing health and ecological effects. This study monitors the interactions between a commonly used nanosilver disinfectant (ASAP-AGX-32, an antimicrobial cleaner for dental units, 0.0032% Ag) and biofilm development in DUWL. To simulate the disinfection scenario, an in-house DUWL model was assembled and biofilm accumulation was allowed. Subsequent to biofilm development, the disinfection process was performed according to the manufacturer's instructions...
January 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105790/a-qualitative-study-of-patients-knowledge-and-views-of-about-oral-health-and-acceptability-of-related-intervention-in-an-australian-inpatient-alcohol-and-drug-treatment-facility
#16
Alison Li Sun Cheah, Ram Pandey, Mark Daglish, Pauline J Ford, Sue Patterson
Social factors, health behaviours and the direct effects of substances contribute to the poor oral health and restricted access to dental services experienced by people who are dependent on drugs and/or alcohol. Admission for inpatient withdrawal management provides an opportunity for intervention to promote oral health but to be effective it must be acceptable to patients. To support intervention design, we examined patients' views about oral health, practices and treatment access, and appropriateness of health-promoting intervention in this context...
January 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097434/work-related-infections-in-dentistry-risk-perception-and-preventive-measures
#17
Tatjana Ramich, Peter Eickholz, Sabine Wicker
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of (1) the risk perception of work-related infections in dentistry, (2) the vaccination status, (3) knowledge of the blood-borne pathogens and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) as well as (4) use of personal protective equipment (PPE) (gloves, goggles, mask) among the staff and students of the Center of Dentistry and Oral Medicine (ZZMK [Carolinum]) of the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All staff (dentists, dental assistants) and students of the ZZMK with direct contact to patients were asked to anonymously complete a questionnaire...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092220/using-teledentistry-in-clinical-practice-an-enabler-to-improve-access-to-oral-health-care-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#18
Michelle Irving, Rosemary Stewart, Heiko Spallek, Anthony Blinkhorn
Background Access to dental care is important for overall health, but can remain problematic for those in rural or isolated locations. It can be difficult to encourage clinicians to choose or continue a rural health career. Teledentistry is showing some promise as a strategy to support rural, isolated and new health care workers. This study aims to explore the quantitative and qualitative framework associated with teledentistry in an effort to uncover the interaction of multiple influences on its delivery and sustainability...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079917/did-you-know-medicare-does-not-usually-include-a-dental-benefit-findings-from-a-multisite-investigation-of-oral-health-literacy
#19
Mark D Macek, Kathryn A Atchison, William Wells, Don Haynes, Ruth M Parker, Haiyan Chen
OBJECTIVES: Medicare does not usually include a dental benefit. Adults who are unaware of this fact risk unanticipated expenses after retirement. This report will explore the sociodemographic and oral health literacy determinants of this knowledge. METHODS: Data came from the Multi-Site Oral Health Literacy Research Study, a survey of patients presenting to two university dental clinics. Sociodemographic descriptors included age, sex, race/ethnicity, education level, and dental insurance status...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079403/orofacial-function-and-monitoring-of-oral-care-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#20
Birgitta Bergendal, Anita McAllister
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess orofacial function and monitor oral care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to maintain oral comfort and oral health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case series of 14 patients newly diagnosed with ALS accepted to participate in a quality improvement project. After initial examinations, baseline oral conditions were obtained and the patients were seen every 3 months. Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S) was used for evaluation of orofacial function...
January 12, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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