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JADA April 2019
identified significant gaps in
preventive oral health care among certain subpopulations of US children. The
authors of this study sought to estimate children’s preventive oral
health care use and oral health and investigate associations with child, family,
and health care characteristics
Key Words:Oral health care for
children; dental health services; preventive dentistry; oral health; oral health
care; primary health care; National Survey of Children’
Background: Dentists contribute to the prevailing opioid epidemic in the
United States. Concerning the population enrolled in Medicaid, little is known
Key Words: Oral health care; Schedule II substances; opioids;
prescription drug monitoring programs;
JADA March 2019
authors conducted a systematic review that addresses the following
population,intervention, comparison, outcome question: “In adults requiring
dental therapy with pulpally involved teeth, what is the comparative efficacy of buffered
local anesthetics (LAs) compared with that of nonbuffered LAs in achieving anesthetic
Buffering; sodium bicarbonate;
alkalinization; adjusting pH; local anesthetic.
diamine fluoride (SDF) is used topically to prevent or arrest caries. The
authors’ aim was to characterize the kinetics of silver and fluoride after
topical application of SDF.
Silver diamine fluoride;
clinical study; healthy volunteers; dental.
Mouthrinses containing potassium salts have been shown to be effective
for the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) when used adjunctively to toothbrushing
with a nonsensitivity toothpaste.
hypersensitivity; mouthrinse; potassium nitrate; desensitizing.
JADA February 2019
Background: Caries risk assessment
(CRA) tools could address oral health disparities and enhance the efficiency of
the oral health care system. The authors aimed to explore the feasibility and
limitations of using clinical CRA tools in informing oral health care
Key Words: Caries; burden of caries; caries risk assessment;
cost of oral health care; oral health care policy; vulnerable population;
preventative oral health care.
Background: In this study, the authors report on the
geospatial distributions of periodontists and adults with severe periodontitis
in the United States.
Key Words: Demography; oral health care; dental clinics;
dentists; oral health; periodontics; population groups; rural population; urban
Background: Oral human papillomavirus
(HPV) infection is the principal underlying cause of a dramatic increase in
oropharyngeal cancer. Dentistry can play an important role in developing
clinical algorithms for secondary prevention.
Key Words: HPV; oropharyngeal; cancer; risk;
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JADA January 2019
Background: As tooth loss decreases in an aging United
States, retaining enough natural teeth for function is important for quality of
Key Words: Edentulism; functional dentition; poverty; oral
health; epidemiology; dental public health; National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey; health disparities; adults.
Background: Only some states provide coverage of
nonemergency dental services for adult Medicaid enrollees. This study examined
the association between coverage of Medicaid adult nonemergency dental services
and dental services use and expenditures.
Key Words: Medicaid; oral health care utilization; dental
care expenditures; out-of-pocket costs.