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April 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Classification (Part 3)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

Communicating Oral Inflammation: A Chair-Side Conversation That Can Change a Life

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Have you ever said to a client during their dental hygiene appointment, “oh there is just a little bit of bleeding”?  Overall, giving the client the impression, this is expected, normal, or really not something to be overly concerned with.

October 9, 2018 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

by University of Illinois at Chicago

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Periodontitis Staging and Grading

by Beth Ryerse, RDH

We are being challenged every day to grow as professionals. It is often difficult to keep up with all of the new information that seems to bombard us. The necessity of oral cancer screening, routinely, on a younger demographic. Infection

August 30, 2018 News News

Oral Microbiome Therapy May Improve Cirrhosis Symptoms

by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

In the treatment of severe liver disorders such as cirrhosis the standard of care traditionally has not focused on the patient’s teeth. Yet now, investigators at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have just released new study findings that show routine

May 7, 2018 News News

Cellular Messengers Linked to Growth of Oral Bacteria

by Brianna Aldrich, UCLA Newsroom

A new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis. The study’s findings, which suggest that a body’s cellular messengers

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalImplantologyPeriodontology

The screw is the clue

by ken

Uploaded by AshleyMarkDMD1 on Feb 2, 2012 A great technique and real life experience of having an abutment screw strip while trying to remove the screw retained crown. Dr. Kaep was on the ball as he dove into make a groove into the

January 16, 2011 News Periodontology

Initial periodontal screening and radiographic findings – A comparison of two methods to evaluate the periodontal situation

by ken

Dirk Ziebolz, Ivette Szabadi, et al BMC Oral Health 2011, 11:3doi:10.1186/1472-6831-11-3 Published: 14 January 2011 Abstract (provisional) Background The periodontal screening index (PSI) is an element of the initial dental examination. The PSI provides information on the periodontal situation and allows a

December 20, 2010 News PathologyPeriodontology

Gingivitis and how the dominos fall…………

by ken

From an article in Clinical Oral Investigations – C-reactive protein in relation to early atherosclerosis and periodontitis Maha Yakob, Jukka H. Meurman, Tomas Jogestrand, Jacek Nowak, Per-Östen Söder and Birgitta Söder Image via Wikipedia Periodontitis may affect atherosclerosis via the

November 12, 2010 News Periodontology

Periodontal disease eradicated; job retraining program started for periodontists

by ken

From Medical News Today Lactobacillus Reuteri Prodentis effective in the treatment of periodontitis The study shows that L. reuteri Prodentis acts synergistically with standard treatment (scaling and root plaining, SRP) to significantly reduce probing pocket depth (PPD) and clinical attachment

October 5, 2010 News General News

Current research on oral-systemic connections

by ken

The dental profession is undergoing a dramatic increase in its understanding of disease processes and mechanisms, including the interaction between oral and systemic diseases and conditions. Many of these advances are the result of new research techniques. The link between

June 9, 2010 News General News

Mutant Gingival Bacteria Provide Clue to Alzheimer’s Tx

by ken

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