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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629602/management-of-dentin-hypersensitivity-by-practitioners-in-the-national-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Dorota T Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Cyril Meyerowitz, Mark S Litaker, Marc W Heft, Nirmala Tasgaonkar, Marianne R Day, Andretta Porter-Williams, Valeria V Gordan, Robin L Yardic, Timothy M Lawhorn, Gregg H Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a condition commonly encountered in clinical dental practice. The authors conduct a study to identify the treatments recommended to manage DH among dentists in the United States. METHODS: The authors conducted a multicenter study of 1,862 patients with DH who received a diagnosis and were treated by 171 dentists with the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. RESULTS: The most common treatment recommended was desensitizing over-the-counter (OTC) potassium nitrate toothpaste (alone or in combination with other treatments) for 924 of 1,862 patients (50%)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610738/blood-pressure-and-blood-sugar-assessment-by-recent-dental-school-graduates
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Michael N Hatton, Heather Orom, Patrick L Anders
OBJECTIVE: Recent dental school graduates' willingness to assess blood pressure and blood sugar in practice is positively influenced by having a workplace policy fostering these assessments. Negative influences toward these assessments include practice culture issues and time management concerns. The aim of this study was to determine whether 2010-2014 graduates of the School of Dental Medicine at Buffalo, NY (UB-SDM) continue to assess blood pressure and capillary blood sugar after graduation...
July 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600842/a-scoping-review-of-epidemiologic-risk-factors-for-pediatric-obesity-implications-for-future-childhood-obesity-and-dental-caries-prevention-research
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Donald L Chi, Monique Luu, Frances Chu
RESEARCH QUESTIONS: What are the non-modifiable (socioeconomic, genetic) and modifiable factors (physical activity, dietary behaviors) related to childhood (under age 12) obesity? How can this knowledge be applied to oral health professionals' efforts to prevent or manage dental caries in children? OBJECTIVES: Studies have identified risk factors for childhood obesity. The purpose of this scoping review was to develop a conceptual model to identify non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors for childhood obesity and to illustrate how these findings are relevant in developing interventions aimed at preventing obesity and dental caries in children...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582338/management-of-patients-with-orthopaedic-implants-undergoing-dental-procedures
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Robert H Quinn, Jayson N Murray, Ryan Pezold, Kaitlyn S Sevarino
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in collaboration with the American Dental Association, has developed Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures. Evidence-based information, in conjunction with the clinical expertise of physicians, was used to develop the criteria to improve patient care and obtain best outcomes while considering the subtleties and distinctions necessary in making clinical decisions. The Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures AUC clinical patient scenarios were derived from indications of patients with orthopaedic implants presenting for dental procedures, as well as from current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and supporting literature to identify the appropriateness of the use of prophylactic antibiotics...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573834/use-of-jamaican-sign-language-in-the-provision-of-dental-health-care
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K Cumberbatch, T Jones
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Jamaica 2012-2016 identifies as an outcome increased access to improved quality health and education services for socially excluded and at risk populations. The Deaf Jamaican population can be categorised as a socially excluded population. The communication barrier resulting from their deafness often leads to difficulties in accessing healthcare. The Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, implemented a programme aimed at overcoming this communication barrier and improving direct communication between Deaf patients and health professionals treating them...
June 2017: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572419/using-assessments-of-dental-students-entrepreneurial-self-efficacy-to-aid-practice-management-education
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Anthony G Mollica, Kevin Cain, Richard S Callan
In the past, the typical practice management curriculum in U.S. dental schools was found to place a heavy emphasis on customer service, whereas areas typically stressed in business entrepreneurship and management courses (e.g., long-range planning, competing strategies, and supplier relationship) received less attention. However, future dentists will likely have many points in their careers at which they must decide whether to begin a new business or to associate with a practice, and entrepreneurial and management training can help them make and implement those decisions...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546619/the-dental-practicality-index-assessing-the-restorability-of-teeth
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A Dawood, S Patel
The Dental Practicality Index (DPI) has been designed to describe on a clinical level, the 'practicality' of dental restorative treatment. Applicable to everyday clinical practice, the DPI also aims to assist the clinician in deciding when to seek advice and/or refer a patient for secondary or tertiary dental care. It is hoped that this tool will aid in the systematic assessment of dental restorative problems, enhance communication between collaborating practitioners and help to manage patient expectations before carrying out restorative treatment(s)...
May 26, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504861/the-efficacy-of-benzodiazepines-as-acute-anxiolytics-in-children-a-meta-analysis
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Heide Kuang, Jessica A Johnson, Jilian M Mulqueen, Michael H Bloch
OBJECTIVE: Current practice guidelines do not recommend benzodiazepines for acute management of anxiety disorders in pediatric patients. However, in procedural settings, benzodiazepines are commonly used to relieve acute preprocedural stress. This meta-analysis examines the efficacy and tolerability of benzodiazepines as short-term anxiolytics in children. METHOD: PubMed was searched for randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of benzodiazepines as short-term anxiolytics in pediatric patients...
May 15, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501946/application-of-international-caries-detection-and-assessment-system-icdas-and-caries-management-by-risk-assessment-cambra-systems-in-child-cancer-patients-a-clinical-case-report
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A Hernández Fernández, R E Oñate Sánchez, E Fernández Miñano, P Iniesta López-Matencio, A J Ortiz Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Leukaemia represents 30-40% of all paediatric malignant tumours and is the main cause of death in patients aged <15 years. One of the main complications in these patients is infection, which may often occur in the oral cavity. Chemotherapy-related oral health problems may be reduced by oral healthcare strategies based on the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) and Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CABRA). CASE REPORT: A case is reported of a 14-year-old girl treated for leukaemia who presented with established dental caries lesions which were classified and treated according to ICDAS and CABRA protocols...
May 13, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496255/enhanced-skills-in-periodontology-evaluation-of-a-pilot-scheme-for-general-dental-practitioners-and-dental-care-professionals-in-london
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S G Ghotane, V Harrison, E Radcliffe, E Jones, J E Gallagher
Background The need for periodontal management is great and increasing; thus, the oral and dental workforce should be suitably equipped to deliver contemporary care. Health Education London developed a training scheme to extend the skills of dentists and dental care professionals (DCPs).Aim To examine the feasibility of assessing a skill-mix initiative established to enhance skills in clinical periodontology involving the views of patients, clinicians and key stakeholders, together with clinical and patient outcomes in London...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496251/the-management-of-cracked-tooth-syndrome-in-dental-practice
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S Banerji, S B Mehta, B J Millar
Cracked tooth syndrome is a commonly encountered condition in dental practice which frequently causes diagnostic and management challenges. This paper provides an overview of the diagnosis of this condition and goes on to discuss current short and long-term management strategies applicable to dental practitioners. This paper also covers the diagnosis and management of this common condition and aims to inform clinicians of the current thinking, as well as to provide an overview of the techniques commonly used in managing cracked tooth syndrome...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461633/should-dental-schools-train-dentists-to-routinely-provide-limited-preventive-primary-medical-care-two-viewpoints-viewpoint-1-dentists-should-be-trained-to-routinely-provide-limited-preventive-primary-care-and-viewpoint-2-dentists-should-be-trained-in-primary
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Donald B Giddon, R Bruce Donoff, Paul C Edwards, Lawrence I Goldblatt
This Point/Counterpoint acknowledges the transformation of dental practice from a predominantly technically based profession with primary emphasis on restoration of the tooth and its supporting structures to that of a more medically based specialty focusing on the oral and maxillofacial complex. While both viewpoints accept the importance of this transformation, they differ on the ultimate desired outcome and how changes should be implemented during training of dentists as oral health professionals. Viewpoint 1 argues that, in response to a shortage of both primary care providers and access to affordable oral health care, dentists need to be able and willing to provide limited preventive primary care (LPPC), and dental educators should develop and implement training models to prepare them...
May 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459248/frontline-temporomandibular-joint-orofacial-pain-therapy-for-every-dental-practice
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Lisa Germain, Louis Malcmacher
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint and/or muscles of mastication. TMD may present along with many comorbid pain syndromes such as myofascial pain, headache, and neck and back stiffness with limited range of motion, as well as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The diagnosis and management of TMD is complex and, many times, multidisciplinary. However, dentists can provide their patients with frontline temporomandibular/orofacial pain therapy with didactic and hands-on training that provides a better understanding and a conservative approach for treatment of TMDs...
May 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454604/collaboration-guidelines-between-sleep-physicians-and-dentists-in-the-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-an-american-academy-of-dental-sleep-medicine-and-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-joint-position-statement
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Kannan Ramar, James A Rowley, Stuart F Quan, Kathleen M Bennett, Alan Blanton, Kelly A Carden, Ronald D Chervin, Leslie Dort, Douglas B Kirsch, David A Kristo, Mitchell Levine, Raman K Malhotra, Jennifer L Martin, Eric J Olson, Kevin Postol, Ilene M Rosen, Thomas Schell, David Schwartz, Rose Sheats, Harold Smith, Nathaniel F Watson, Terri E Weaver
The boards of directors of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) approved this position statement to provide more detailed clarification regarding the appropriate role of dentists and physicians, respectively, in the treatment and ongoing management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using oral appliance therapy (OAT). In order to promote high quality, patient-centered care for patients who have chosen OAT, and to effectively and collaboratively manage these patients, dentists and sleep physicians should follow the recommendations in the updated clinical practice guideline for the treatment of OSA and snoring with OAT, which was published jointly by the AADSM and AASM in 2015...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441987/hypersensitivity-to-biomedical-implants-prevention-and-diagnosis
#15
Gregory A Rosner, Luz S Fonacier
BACKGROUND: There has been growing interest in the potential for adverse immunologic reactions to metals in biomedical devices and increasing referrals for the evaluation and management of metal hypersensitivity reactions reported in orthopedic, cardiac, gynecologic, and dental implant devices. However, there are few studies that give evidence-based recommendations on how to evaluate this issue in our practices. METHODS: We reviewed reasonable evidence and expert opinion on biomedical device hypersensitivity and published guidelines on pre- and postimplantation evaluation of delayed hypersensitivity reactions in patients suspected of possible metal hypersensitivity to biomedical devices...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437512/dentist-practice-patterns-and-therapeutic-confidence-in-the-treatment-of-pain-related-to-temporomandibular-disorders-in-a-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Naoki Kakudate, Yoko Yokoyama, Futoshi Sumida, Yuki Matsumoto, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert, Ana M Velly, Eric L Schiffman
AIMS: To quantify the practice patterns of Japanese dentists in the management of pain related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and to identify specific characteristics that are significantly associated with the decision to perform occlusal adjustment for TMD-related pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted consisting of a questionnaire survey of dentists affiliated with the Dental Practice-Based Research Network Japan (JDPBRN) (n = 148). Participants were asked how they diagnosed and treated TMD-related pain...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429488/interdisciplinary-periodontics-the-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-planning-and-treatment-of-complex-cases
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Karl M Lyons, Ivan Darby
Periodontics cannot be practiced in isolation as frequently many patients have multiple dental needs or medical health issues requiring management. In addition, pathology may manifest in the periodontal tissues, and the onset and progression of periodontitis can be affected by systemic conditions, such as diabetes, and vice versa. The focus of this volume of Periodontology 2000 is interdisciplinary periodontics, and the articles included discuss the interactions and the interrelationshipbetween periodontal tissues/periodontal diseases and endodontics, fixed prosthodontics, implant dentistry, esthetics, gerodontology, radiology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, special needs dentistry and general medicine...
June 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423453/periodontal-treatment-in-private-dental-practice-a-case-based-survey
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I Darby, S-Y Barrow, B Cvetkovic, R Musolino, S Wise, C Yung, D Bailey
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the management and referral patterns of Victorian general dental practitioners based on periodontal diagnosis. METHODS: Following ethics approval, Victorian general dental practitioners were invited to complete five randomised text-based periodontitis scenario questionnaires. Based on their diagnosis respondents were asked for their management options and asked to specify who would perform these treatments. Respondents were also asked about referral procedures...
April 19, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406772/crigler-massage-for-congenital-blockade-of-nasolacrimal-duct
#19
Jahanzeb Durrani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the success rate of non-surgical management of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) with Crigler massage in infants below the age of one year. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Ophthalmology at HBS General Hospital, Hazrat Bari Sarkar Medical and Dental College, Islamabad from November 2015 to May 2016. METHODOLOGY: One hundred children with watering of eyes, due to congenital blockage of the distal part of the nasolacrimal duct (at the valve of Hasner), unilateral or bilateral were included in the study...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373288/status-update-on-translation-of-integrated-primary-dental-medical-care-delivery-for-management-of-diabetic-patients
#20
Ingrid Glurich, Gregory Nycz, Amit Acharya
Escalating prevalence of both diabetes and periodontal disease, two diseases associated with bidirectional exacerbation, has been reported. Periodontal disease represents a modifiable risk factor that may reduce diabetes onset or progression, and integrated models of cross-disciplinary care are needed to establish and manage glycemic control in affected patients. An ad-hoc environmental scan of current literature and media sought to characterize factors impacting status of integrated care models based on review of the existing evidence base in literature and media surrounding: 1) current cross-disciplinary practice patterns, 2) epidemiological updates, 3) status on risk assessment and screening for dysglycemia in the dental setting, 4) status on implementation of quality metrics for oral health, 5) care model pilots, and 6) public health perspectives...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
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