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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203598/community-dental-health-coordinators-cultural-connectors-for-oral-health
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Jane Grover
The American Dental Association's Community Dental Health Coordinator program was designed to teach community health worker skills to dental auxiliaries. Case management, a valued skill utilized by medical providers, is largely unknown in the dental profession. When case management is incorporated into a dental professional's practice, prevention becomes amplified, leading to decreased costs and increased access.
November 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196328/an-interprofessional-education-and-collaborative-practice-model-for-dentistry-and-pharmacy
#2
Grishondra L Branch-Mays, Amy L Pittenger, Kristyn Williamson, Anna Milone, Emily Hein, Todd Thierer
The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of an interprofessional education and collaborative practice model (IECPM) developed by the School of Dentistry (SOD) and College of Pharmacy (COP) for the University of Minnesota dental clinics and to report results of the needs assessment using specific primary care metrics and medication histories gathered through use of the model in 2015-16. Planning focused on establishing a workflow to implement the IECPM by the SOD and COP. The interprofessional team that provided patient care for the study consisted of 50 dental students, ten dental therapy students, one pharmacy student, one pharmacy resident, one faculty pharmacist, one dental assistant, one faculty dental hygienist, and two dentists...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179383/guidelines-for-the-management-of-traumatic-dental-injuries-2-avulsion-of-permanent-teeth
#3
Lars Andersson, Jens O Andreasen, Peter Day, Geoffrey Heithersay, Martin Trope, Anthony J DiAngelis, David J Kenny, Asgeir Sigurdsson, Cecilia Bourguignon, Marie Therese Flores, Morris Lamar Hicks, Antonio R Lenzi, Barbro Malmgren, Alex J Moule, Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi
Avulsion of permanent teeth is one of the most serious dental injuries, and a prompt and correct emergency management is very important for the prognosis. The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) has developed a consensus statement after a review of the dental literature and group discussions. Experienced researchers and clinicians from various specialties were included in the task group. The guidelines represent the current best evidence and practice based on literature research and professionals' opinion...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179353/use-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-for-dental-caries-management-in-children-and-adolescents-including-those-with-special-health-care-needs
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BACKGROUND: This manuscript presents evidence-based guidance on the use of 38 percent silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for dental caries management in children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. A guideline workgroup formed by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry developed guidance and an evidence-based recommendation regarding the application of 38 percent SDF to arrest cavitated caries lesions in primary teeth. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The basis of the guideline's recommendation is evidence from an existing systematic review "Clinical trials of silver diamine fluoride in arresting caries among children: A systematic review...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172350/dental-unit-water-lines-and-their-disinfection-and-management-a-review
#5
Caroline L Pankhurst, Crispian Scully, Lakshman Samaranayake
The perceived threat to public health from dental unit water line (DUWL) contamination comes from opportunistic and respiratory pathogens such as Legionella spp, Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) and pseudomonads. These organisms can grow and multiply in the DUWL biofilm to reach infective concentrations, with the potential for inhalation leading to respiratory infections or direct contamination of surgical wounds. In this paper we discuss current legislation and practical methods for delivering water within the DUWL that meets the standards for safety...
April 2017: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172327/head-and-neck-cancer-patients-%C3%A2-information-for-the-general-dental-practitioner
#6
Jennifer Noone, Craig Barclay
Salivary gland damage is the most common adverse effect associated with radiation therapy to the head and neck. A combination of hyposalivation and dietary changes, with a reduced emphasis on oral hygiene practices can contribute to a massive increase in a person’s caries risk status. This can be further complicated by limited mouth opening. To enable optimal dental care for head and neck cancer patients before, during and after radiation therapy, patients must be informed and educated about the potential risks of dental caries and the preventive strategies available...
March 2017: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172308/a-new-perspective-on-dentine-hypersensitivity-%C3%A2-guidelines-for-general-dental-practice
#7
David G Gillam
The aim of this review is to update dental professionals on the issues and challenges associated with the clinical management of dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and to provide simple guidelines based on presenting clinical features that may help them successfully manage the condition in their day-to-day clinical practice. Details on the management of DH have been previously published in Dental Update which indicated that there was a need for such guidelines. The authors of these guidelines also suggested that, despite the various published clinical studies, there does not currently appear to be one ideal desensitizing agent that can be recommended for treating DH...
January 2017: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155536/antimicrobial-resistance-and-antibiotic-prescribing-in-dental-practice
#8
Nikolaus O A Palmer
The purpose of this paper is to review the principles of antibiotic prescribing in light of the increasing worldwide problem of antimicrobial resistance and the evidence of inappropriate use of antibiotics in dentistry. Guidance on the management of dental infections and antibiotic prophylaxis based on a review of the scientific evidence will be given to ensure good patient care. Clinical relevance: To discuss the relevance of legislation around antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship for dentists...
December 2016: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155531/a-review-of-the-available-guidance-regarding-management-of-medical-emergencies-in-primary-dental-care
#9
Suzanne Lello, Julie Burke, Kathryn Taylor
This article provides an overview of the recent changes in guidance relating to the management of medical emergencies in primary dental care in the UK. The guidance relating to automated external defibrillators is also presented. The expectations of our regulatory bodies are discussed, as are the requirements for continued professional development. The potential shortcomings of the changes to the guidance are also discussed, as well as proposed solutions, such as the development of algorithms to use in a dental practice setting...
December 2016: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155530/dental-trauma-2-acute-management-of-fracture-injuries
#10
Serpil Djemal, Parmjit Singh, Nectaria Polycarpou, Rachel Tomson, Martin Kelleher
Fortunately, traumatic dental injuries are a relatively uncommon occurrence in general dental practice. However, when they do present, timely diagnosis and treatment of such injuries is essential to maximize the chance of a successful outcome. This is the second part of a two-part series on traumatic dental injuries that are commonly encountered in the clinical setting. Part one covered the management of acute luxation/displacement injuries affecting the supporting structures of the tooth, while part two will cover the management of fracture injuries associated with teeth and the alveolar bone...
December 2016: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151799/endodontic-management-of-maxillary-third-molar-with-mb2-vertucci-type-iv-canal-configuration-diagnosed-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography-a-case-report
#11
Pradeep Jain, Pallav Patni, Pant Yogesh, Vyas Anup
The endodontic treatment of maxillary third molar often poses a challenge even to an experienced endodontist because of their most posterior location in the dental arch, aberrant occlusal anatomy, abnormal root canal configuration and eruption patterns. Owing to these anatomical limitations, their extraction remains the treatment of choice for many clinicians. As we know, retaining every functional component of the dental arch is of prime importance in contemporary dental practice. This clinical case report aims to discuss the endodontic treatment of maxillary third molar with MB2 root canal separated throughout the length and exit at two separate apical foramina (Vertucci type IV) diagnosed with Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138112/dentists-decision-strategies-for-suspicious-occlusal-caries-lesions-in-a-national-dental-pbrn-study
#12
Sonia K Makhija, Michael E Robinson, James D Bader, Daniel A Shugars, Mark S Litaker, Hong R Im, D Brad Rindal, Daniel J Pihlstrom, Cyril Meyerowitz, Valeria V Gordan, Meredith K Buchberg, Gregg H Gilbert
OBJECTIVE: Case presentations (vignettes) were completed by dentists in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network study "Decision Aids for the Management of Suspicious Occlusal Caries Lesions (SOCLs)". The objective was to determine dentists' decision strategies for SOCLs). METHODS: 107 dentists viewed a series of 16 vignettes that represented all combinations of 4 clinical cues: color, luster, lesion roughness, and patient-level caries risk. Each vignette included a patient description and a photograph of a tooth presenting the 4 cues...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132440/influence-of-successful-periodontal-intervention-in-renal-disease-inspired-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-clinical-trial
#13
Praveen Sharma, Paul Cockwell, Thomas Dietrich, Charles Ferro, Natalie Ives, Iain L C Chapple
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) exhibit increased morbidity and mortality which is associated with an increased systemic inflammatory burden. Identifying and managing comorbid diseases that contribute to this load may inform novel care pathways that could have a beneficial impact on the morbidity/mortality associated with CKD. Periodontitis, a highly prevalent, chronic inflammatory disease affecting the supporting structures of teeth, is associated with an increased systemic inflammatory and oxidative stress burden and the successful treatment of periodontitis has been shown to reduce both...
November 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130804/is-metal-particle-release-associated-with-peri-implant-bone-destruction-an-emerging-concept
#14
T Fretwurst, K Nelson, D P Tarnow, H-L Wang, W V Giannobile
Peri-implant diseases affecting the surrounding structures of endosseous dental implants include peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. The prevalence of peri-implantitis ranges between 15% and 20% after 10 y, highlighting the major challenge in clinical practice in the rehabilitation of dental implant patients. The widespread nature of peri-implant bone loss poses difficulties in the management of biological complications affecting the long-term success of osseointegrated implant reconstructions. Metal and titanium particles have been detected in peri-implant supporting tissues...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118276/factors-associated-with-the-economic-sustainability-of-the-registered-dental-hygienist-in-alternative-practice
#15
Sara L Coppola, Danielle Furgeson, Margherita Fontana, Janet S Kinney, Anne E Gwozdek
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate key factors associated with the economic sustainability of the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP).Methods: An invitation to participate in a 38-question electronic survey was sent via postal mail to 440 RDHAP licentiate addressees obtained through the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC). Legal restrictions did not allow for obtaining the RDHAP licentiate email addresses from the DHCC. The survey was disseminated via email to the 254 RDHAPs who were members of the California Dental Hygienists' Association...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114704/dental-injuries-in-taekwondo-athletes-practicing-in-saudi-arabia
#16
Yazan R Aljohani, Khalid H Alfaifi, Samaa K Redwan, Dania A Sabbahi, Mohammed H Zahran
To assess the incidence and awareness of taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia regarding oral and maxillofacial (OMF) injuries and their prevention. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, an online questionnaire about the incidence and awareness of OMF injuries and their prevention was developed and distributed to taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia via their coaches.  Results: Sixty-eight responses were collected. The mean age of the participants was 29.3±9.1 years and 97% of them were males. Most of the participants (83%) believed that they are vulnerable to OMF injuries during practice...
November 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097797/the-use-of-topical-steroid-preparations-in-oral-medicine-in-the-uk
#17
M Rudralingam, C Randall, A J Mighell
Topical corticosteroids (TCs) are the most commonly prescribed drugs in oral medicine practice. Use in management of immune-driven inflammatory oral mucosal disease is predominantly off-label and poorly supported by evidence, yet oral medicine specialists have considerable collective experience of prescribing, administering and managing these medications. TCs are also prescribed by others in healthcare including general dental practitioners. Successful TC use is influenced by accurate diagnosis, TC choice (potency and formulation), patient acceptability (including ease of use, taste and texture), frequency of application, duration of treatment, adverse effects, patient support and medication regulations and access...
December 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097794/oral-leukoplakia-and-proliferative-verrucous-leukoplakia-a-review-for-dental-practitioners
#18
K Staines, H Rogers
Objectives To provide an overview of the current thinking in terms of the diagnosis and management of oral leukoplakia and proliferative verrucous leukoplakia as relevant to general dental practitioners.Data sources, data selection, data extraction, data synthesis We searched the MEDLINE Ovid, EMBASE databases and the Cochrane Library, (1990 to 16 April 2017), restricting our search to English language with the following key words: leukoplakia, white patch, proliferative verrucous leukoplakia, precancerous lesion, premalignant lesions, potentially malignant oral conditions and potentially malignant oral disorders...
December 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093148/an-emergency-simulation-course-in-a-postdoctoral-general-dentistry-program-the-new-york-presbyterian-weill-cornell-medicine-experience
#19
Marsha E Rubin, Heidi J Hansen
Dentists can encounter life-threatening medical emergencies during the provision of routine dental care and must therefore be comfortable with the management of these emergencies. High-fidelity simulation has been used routinely in medical and surgical training and is a recognized and effective educational and assessment tool. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a new high-fidelity simulation training course in medical emergency management for residents in the General Practice Residency program at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine...
November 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093147/advancing-the-measurement-of-dental-students-professionalism
#20
Sandra Farah-Franco, Gail Singer-Chang, Harshavardhan Deoghare
In dental education, professionalism has been viewed as a requirement in order to achieve and maintain competence in the practice of dentistry. The Professionalism Mini-Evaluation Exercise (P-MEX), a 21-item instrument validated in medicine, is often used to measure the following observable professionalism behaviors: doctor-patient relationship, reflective skills, time management skills, and interprofessional relationship skills. Emotional intelligence (EI) is defined as the ability to accurately perceive emotions in oneself and in others in order to improve performance and personal growth...
November 2017: Journal of Dental Education
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