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Tobacco And Covid-19, Palak Srivastava, Palak Srivastava 2024 People,s Dental Academy

Tobacco And Covid-19, Palak Srivastava, Palak Srivastava

Annual Research Symposium

The relationship between tobacco use and COVID-19 has been a subject of ongoing research. Evidence suggests that tobacco may contribute to an increased susceptibility to respiratory infections, potentially exacerbating the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.


Development Of A Portable And Rapid Decalcification Device For Oral Hard Tissue Specimens, Upasana Das, Vijayalakshmi Bhat, Taniya Feroz, Sowmya SV, Dominic Augustine 2024 Faculty of Dental Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Development Of A Portable And Rapid Decalcification Device For Oral Hard Tissue Specimens, Upasana Das, Vijayalakshmi Bhat, Taniya Feroz, Sowmya Sv, Dominic Augustine

Annual Research Symposium

Decalcification is a routinely carried out procedure by oral pathologists, as the lesions involving the pulp can only be seen and identified through decalcified sections. The present methods involve usage of chemical agents, either with inorganic acids which dissolves the calcium to form soluble calcium salts or with chelating agents. Even though the chelating agents preserve the tissue morphology and show excellent microscopic picture, it has less diagnostic efficacy, as the time taken for it to decalcify the specimens is considerably high. It becomes important for us to develop a decalcification technique which will be faster and will maintain the …


Parental Awareness, Knowledge, And Attitude Towards Nitrous Oxide Sedation And Protective Stabilization In Children Of North Kerala: A Questionnaire Based Study, Meera A K 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Parental Awareness, Knowledge, And Attitude Towards Nitrous Oxide Sedation And Protective Stabilization In Children Of North Kerala: A Questionnaire Based Study, Meera A K

Annual Research Symposium

To assess the Parental awareness, knowledge and attitude in North Kerala population about Conscious sedation and protective stabilization as behaviour management techniques during dental treatment.


Double-Blinded Randomized Control Trial Investigating The Efficacy Of Probiotic Mouth Rinse In Enhancing Oral Health, Sudeep C B Prof. Dr., Sunil P M Prof. Dr. 2024 Sree Anjaneye Institute of Dental Sciences

Double-Blinded Randomized Control Trial Investigating The Efficacy Of Probiotic Mouth Rinse In Enhancing Oral Health, Sudeep C B Prof. Dr., Sunil P M Prof. Dr.

Annual Research Symposium

The efficacy of probiotic mouth rinse in enhancing oral health was investigated through a double-blinded randomized controlled trial involving 45 children aged 12 to 15 over a two-week period. Comparing probiotic mouth rinse, chlorhexidine mouth rinse, and a control group, plaque and gingival accumulation were assessed using established indices. Results indicated both probiotic and chlorhexidine groups exhibited reduced plaque compared to the control, with the probiotic group showing superior reduction in gingival inflammation. These findings suggest the potential of probiotic mouth rinse in improving oral hygiene and overall oral health.


Evaluating The Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life Among Dental Patients In South India - A Descriptive Study, Dheekshitha P K, Sudeep C B Dr., Sunil P M Dr., Suji M Dr. 2024 Sree Anjaneya Institute of Dental Sciences

Evaluating The Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life Among Dental Patients In South India - A Descriptive Study, Dheekshitha P K, Sudeep C B Dr., Sunil P M Dr., Suji M Dr.

Annual Research Symposium

This study aims to evaluate the oral health-related quality of life among dental patients in South India.


Exploring The Interplay Between Alzheimer's Disease And Periodontitis: Insights From Clinical Data And Inflammatory Biomarkers, Sandra Arun 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Exploring The Interplay Between Alzheimer's Disease And Periodontitis: Insights From Clinical Data And Inflammatory Biomarkers, Sandra Arun

Annual Research Symposium

Alzheimer's disease, a complex neurodegenerative disorder marked by cognitive decline, may have a intriguing link with periodontitis—a chronic inflammatory oral condition. This study investigates the literature evidence regarding the association between Alzheimer's disease and periodontitis. Our research aims to determine if individuals with periodontitis face an elevated risk of Alzheimer's and if shared inflammatory pathways underlie this association.


Overlooked Dental Disease In Cbct Imaging And The Impact Of Oral Radiologist Interpretation, Jared Fausnaught 2024 Roseman University of Health Sciences

Overlooked Dental Disease In Cbct Imaging And The Impact Of Oral Radiologist Interpretation, Jared Fausnaught

Annual Research Symposium

This study aims to underscore the necessity for a comprehensive interpretation of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) volume images obtained by dentists. The research demonstrates and quantifies potentially overlooked dental pathology, categorizing incidental findings into three groups: 1) requiring some form of treatment or follow-up, 2) necessitating follow-up (monitoring) only, and 3) demanding no further treatment or follow-up.


We’Re In This Together, So Be The Best Human You Can Be, Michelle C. Dziurgot DDS 2024 Michigan Dental Association

We’Re In This Together, So Be The Best Human You Can Be, Michelle C. Dziurgot Dds

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

The editorial reflects on the shared human experiences that bind us together, using a travel delay as a backdrop. The author highlights personal growth during a trip to Europe and emphasizes the importance of common bonds among people, whether through travel, education, or shared moments. The narrative urges readers to step out of their comfort zones and be compassionate, contributing to a happier and more connected world.


Advocacy Spotlight: 2024 Regulatory Reminders, Neema Katibai JD 2024 Michigan Dental Association

Advocacy Spotlight: 2024 Regulatory Reminders, Neema Katibai Jd

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

The Advocacy Spotlight column delves into critical regulatory reminders for dentists in 2024, emphasizing compliance challenges and potential disruptions to practice. Key areas covered include licensing, amalgam separator renewal, electronic prescribing, and Beneficial Ownership Information reporting. The article stresses the importance of staying informed about evolving regulations to ensure seamless practice operations.


Dentistry And The Law: When Must A Data Breach Be Reported?, Daniel Schulte JD 2024 Kerr Webber

Dentistry And The Law: When Must A Data Breach Be Reported?, Daniel Schulte Jd

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

This dentistry and the law column addresses the necessity of reporting a potential HIPAA data breach involving missing patient records. The author explains the criteria outlined in the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and emphasizes the importance of a thorough risk assessment. The dentist must evaluate the nature of the protected health information and whether an unauthorized person acquired it. The article details the steps for reporting, including individual notices to affected patients and the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, with distinctions based on the number of individuals affected.


Staff Matters: Do I Really Need An Employee Handbook?, Jodi Schafer SPHR, SHRM-SCP 2024 HRM Services

Staff Matters: Do I Really Need An Employee Handbook?, Jodi Schafer Sphr, Shrm-Scp

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

This article underscores the importance of having an employee handbook for even small practices. It emphasizes the handbook as a crucial tool for communicating expectations, providing a defense against employment claims, and ensuring legal compliance. The author advises on essential policies related to legal requirements, "At-Will" status, conduct, compensation, benefits, communication, attendance, and discipline. The article stresses the significance of well-crafted policies to avoid confusion and legal liabilities, recommending professional review before implementation.


Mda Foundation: What A Difference A Smile Makes, Anne Berquist 2024 MDA Foundation Director of Development

Mda Foundation: What A Difference A Smile Makes, Anne Berquist

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

The 2023 round of scholarships awarded by the MDA Foundation totaled $31,000, more than twice the amount awarded in 2022. As a recipient of the MDA Foundation's Dr. George L. Bletsas Scholarship, Maya Scott, now a dental student, is dedicated to advocating for underserved minorities. Scott's journey into dentistry was shaped by her personal experiences with dental care and her desire to address health disparities. Growing up in challenging circumstances, orthodontic treatment transformed her smile and ignited her interest in dentistry. Her scholarship facilitates participation in dental missions and eases living expenses. With aspirations for general dentistry in underserved areas, …


February 2024, 2024 American Dental Association

February 2024

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

Every month, The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association brings news, information, and features about Michigan dentistry to our state's oral health community and the MDA's 6,200+ members. No publication reaches more Michigan dentists!

  • The February issue previews the 2024 Annual Session in Lansing, highlighting 61 courses, 48 speakers, and Michigan’s largest dental exhibit hall
  • A Feature article on The MDA Member Assistance Program: Real Help When You Need It
  • News You Need, including The MDA announcement of John Tramontana as the new CEO/executive director
  • The MDA Student Debt Resource Center
  • Updates on the MDA website refresh
  • Celebrating National Children’s …


The Mda Member Assistance Program: Real Help When You Need It, Lisa Knowles DDS 2024 Michigan Dental Association (Committee on Peer Review/Health and Well-Being)

The Mda Member Assistance Program: Real Help When You Need It, Lisa Knowles Dds

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

This health and well-being feature focuses on the MDA Member Assistance Program, an invaluable resource for dentists navigating the myriad challenges of professional and personal life. The author shares personal experiences and testimonials, highlighting the diverse benefits offered by the program, from mental health counseling to work-life resources. The article emphasizes the program's accessibility, confidentiality, and the wide range of topics it addresses, making it a crucial tool for dentists seeking support and guidance.


Investigation Of The Dmft Index Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients With A 5-Year Interval Cross Sectional Study, Oğuzhan Altun, Numan Dedeoğlu, Duygu Çelik Özen, Edanur Topaloğlu, Begüm Özemre 2024 Inonu University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Investigation Of The Dmft Index Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients With A 5-Year Interval Cross Sectional Study, Oğuzhan Altun, Numan Dedeoğlu, Duygu Çelik Özen, Edanur Topaloğlu, Begüm Özemre

Future Dental Journal

Aim: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disease with insulin deficiency or dysfunction. Notably, T2DM also has clinical and radiological implications in the oral region. This study aims to evaluate the changes in decay, missed, and filled teeth (DMFT) indexes on panoramic radiographs of T2DM patients at the end of a five-year follow-up and compare them with the control group.

Materials and Methods: Two panoramic radiographs taken five years (mean 5.32±0.24) apart from each of the 92 patients (46 T2DM and 46 healthy) were evaluated. The DMFT index was calculated in a total of 184 panoramic …


Setting The Foundation For A Lifetime Of Oral Health, Samuel Blanchard DDS, MS 2024 Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan in Clinton Township and Eastpointe

Setting The Foundation For A Lifetime Of Oral Health, Samuel Blanchard Dds, Ms

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

In this Children’s Dental Health Month article, the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry emphasizes the crucial role of relationships and trust in pediatric dentistry. Highlighting the significance of collaborative efforts between dental societies, the commentary discusses the impact of professional connections on patient care. The author shares personal insights on transitioning in their career, underscoring the value of cultivated relationships. The age-1 dental visit is highlighted as a powerful preventive measure to establish rapport and empower parents with oral health knowledge. The article emphasizes the enduring benefits of building connections in promoting lifelong oral health.


Silver Diamine Fluoride As A Caries Management Option For The Young Child, Giovana Anovazzi Medeiros DDS, MSc, PhD, Chia-En Tsai DDS, MS, Nita Singh DDS, James R. Boynton DDS, MS 2024 University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Silver Diamine Fluoride As A Caries Management Option For The Young Child, Giovana Anovazzi Medeiros Dds, Msc, Phd, Chia-En Tsai Dds, Ms, Nita Singh Dds, James R. Boynton Dds, Ms

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

Dental caries is among the most-common childhood diseases around the world, and neglected caries can result in pain, infection, and can have a negative cascading impact on a child’s overall well-being. Definitive care of these lesions involves restorative procedures and/or extractions, but these treatment options require some level of child cooperation, which can sometimes be a challenge with very young children.

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a non-invasive treatment intended to arrest the caries process. SDF is a liquid solution that contains a high concentration of silver and fluoride ions and has been used as an alternative agent for treating …


Pediatric Dentists’ Considerations Concerning Obesity-Related Education For Parents Of Young Children: Who Should Educate About What, How And When?, Arianne Swanson DDS, MS, James R. Boynton DDS, MS, Larry B. Salzmann DDS, Yu-Ju Yang DDS, Marita R. Inglehart Dipl. Psych., Dr. phil., Dr. phil. Habil 2024 Private practice in Dearborn, Michigan

Pediatric Dentists’ Considerations Concerning Obesity-Related Education For Parents Of Young Children: Who Should Educate About What, How And When?, Arianne Swanson Dds, Ms, James R. Boynton Dds, Ms, Larry B. Salzmann Dds, Yu-Ju Yang Dds, Marita R. Inglehart Dipl. Psych., Dr. Phil., Dr. Phil. Habil

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

This study aimed to explore pediatric dentists' perspectives on obesity-related interventions for parents of young children. A web-based survey was administered to 210 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry members. Findings revealed that respondents considered it important for various healthcare professionals, especially pediatricians and nurse practitioners, to engage in obesity-related parent education. Strong consensus existed on educating parents about the link between early childhood caries and diet, soft drink and fruit juice consumption, and healthy snacking. The study also found positive attitudes correlated with increased engagement in objective weight determination, data collection, and diet/nutrition counseling.


Staying Focused On A Moving Target: Coping With Change, North Shetter DDS 2024 Private Practice- Retired

Staying Focused On A Moving Target: Coping With Change, North Shetter Dds

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

Amid rapid changes in dentistry, this commentary addresses strategies to manage stress and maintain professional balance. Drawing parallels to Moore's Law in technology, the author emphasizes the need for a balanced life, integrating work, play, love, and worship. The concept, rooted in the Pankey Philosophy, aligns with principles from Stephen Covey's Seven Habits. Core skills, including patient relationships, foundational dental practices, periodontal health, occlusion, and perpetual learning, are deemed essential. The article underscores the importance of personal dental health and advocates for study clubs to share, learn, and mentor, fostering a positive professional environment amid evolving technologies and information overload.


The Pacesetter Style Of Leadership, Michelle C. Dziurgot DDS 2024 Michigan Dental Association

The Pacesetter Style Of Leadership, Michelle C. Dziurgot Dds

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

This editorial explores the pacesetter leadership style, likening it to a marathon "rabbit" setting a fast pace. Pacesetters, exemplified by figures like Jack Welch and James Cameron, set ambitious goals, driving themselves and their teams relentlessly. While effective in achieving short-term goals and maximizing team potential, drawbacks include employee stress, lack of feedback, and a "rat race" atmosphere. The author, a self-identified pacesetter with a compassionate approach, emphasizes the importance of balancing high standards with employee well-being for sustained success.


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