Primary Care Providers
September 2, 2023

Dentists as Primary Care Providers: Expert Opinion

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the pivotal role that dentists can play in primary care. Traditionally, dentists have been associated with oral health, but their expertise extends far beyond dental issues. This article explores the expert opinion on the potential of dentists as primary care providers. A Comprehensive Healthcare Approach […]

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Timothy Martinez-Tissue Regeneration
August 3, 2023

Advancing Dental Regeneration: Three-Dimensional Periodontal Tissue Regeneration

Periodontal disease, a widespread oral health concern, affects millions globally and is a leading cause of tooth loss. Conventional treatment methods have focused on managing the disease’s symptoms rather than addressing its root cause. However, recent advancements in regenerative medicine have paved the way for innovative approaches like three-dimensional periodontal tissue regeneration, promising a paradigm […]

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Primary Care
July 4, 2023

Innovations in Oral Health and Primary Care Integration

Oral health is vital to overall well-being, yet it has long been treated as separate from primary healthcare. However, there is a growing recognition of the intricate relationship between oral and general health. Integrating oral health services into primary care settings has emerged as a promising approach to improve access, enhance preventive measures, and promote […]

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A Framework for Action on Oral Health in Primary Care
June 14, 2023

Oral Health in Primary Care: A Framework for Action

Oral health plays a crucial role in overall well-being, yet it often receives inadequate attention in primary care settings. Many individuals fail to recognize the importance of oral health or may not have access to specialized dental care. This article aims to highlight the significance of oral health in primary care and propose a framework […]

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Western University
June 2, 2023

Unlocking Innovation: Timothy Martinez’s Groundbreaking $8 Million Grant at Western University

Introduction In academia, securing research grants is a testament to the impact and potential of groundbreaking ideas. Timothy Martinez, a distinguished scholar, and researcher, recently achieved a remarkable milestone by successfully writing and being awarded an $8 million grant at Western University. This significant funding opens doors to new possibilities, allowing Martinez to pursue innovative […]

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Primary Health Care
May 8, 2023

Oral Health As Part of Primary Health Care

In many countries, poor oral health is one of the most common barriers to accessing primary health care. To combat this, some programs have integrated dental care into primary health care, bringing dentists and physicians together in the same office. Advantage Dental Plan sends hygienists to Women, Infants and Children clinics to seek out expectant […]

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April 6, 2023

Integrating Oral Health Into Primary Care

Integrating oral health into primary care holds the key to delivering affordable, accessible, and quality health care. Integrated primary health care includes several delivery functions such as access and continuity, planned oral care, risk-stratified care management, patient engagement, and coordination across the medical neighborhood. Communication, coordination, and referral between dental and medical professionals are key […]

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March 9, 2023

Poor oral hygiene and dental caries predict a high mortality rate

The dental industry has been shifting its focus to preventive care. This is a good thing as oral diseases are associated with many health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. To evaluate the association between poor oral health indicators and hospitalization for CVD and all-cause mortality, we used a cohort study. We also […]

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Dental Health
February 2, 2023

Dental Health Impact on Health

The mouth is an essential part of the body, and oral health reflects a person’s overall health. Oral health impacts physical, emotional, social and economic well-being. Infectious diseases, immune disorders, nutritional deficiencies and cancers have been linked to mouth problems. Bacteria from infected teeth and gums can travel to other body parts, increasing the risk […]

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Primary Care
January 2, 2023

Oral Health in Primary Care – A Framework for Action

When a patient seeks dental care, referrals from other providers are often necessary. Referrals from other professionals, however, are not always easy to make. This article explores the barriers that exist and outlines some strategies for improving referrals. Oral health in primary care is still in its infancy. It also discusses the role of interprofessional […]

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