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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December 7, 2022

Oral Health Guidelines in Primary Care Policies

Whether you are a primary care physician, an oral health specialist, or both, there are several important considerations when considering incorporating oral health guidelines into your practice. These factors include the healthcare system’s social, political, and institutional structures and changes in healthcare expenditures for primary care. In addition, it cannot be easy to communicate and […]

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November 21, 2022

Three-Dimensional Periodontal Tissue Regeneration

During the last decade, the concept of three-dimensional periodontal tissue regeneration has gained considerable attention. This concept is based on the idea that by generating a new regenerative tissue layer, we can restructure a dental root structure and even restore the complex hierarchical structure of periodontal tissue. Using autologous or synthetic polymers, it has been […]

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November 1, 2022

Dentists As Primary Care Providers and Expert Opinion

Expert opinion is an increasingly important part of patient-centered care. The traditional divide between dental and medical care must be bridged for patient-centered care. This will require better communication and referral between dental and medical offices. This is the first step toward integrating these two disciplines. Dentists As Primary Care Providers and Expert Opinion Clinical […]

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Health Care
October 20, 2022

Primary Dental Health Care

Primary oral health care is a vital component of comprehensive health care. Developing and disseminating clinical guidelines are essential for improving the quality of clinical care. Unfortunately, primary oral health care is underutilized by many populations, and the referral process can be a challenge for both patients and providers. Below are some important facts about […]

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Oral Health and Primary Care: What Primary Care Innovation Teaches Us About Oral Health
October 7, 2022

Oral Health and Primary Care

A recent American Medical Association Journal of Ethics article focuses on the relationship between oral health and primary care. It highlights five key lessons the patient-centered medical home movement can teach us about oral health. These lessons include the importance of preventive care, the use of technology, and interprofessional education. Telehealth The Oregon Health Authority […]

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