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  • Management of initial carious lesions: Iowa Surv...
  • “I Just Want To Be Treated Like A Normal Person”...
  • Effect of dental treatment before cardiac valve ...
  • Serum C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide level...
  • Emergency department revisits for nontraumatic d...
  • Sealed primary molars are less likely to develop...


Management of initial carious lesions: Iowa Survey (September 2019 Article 3)

JADA September 2019

Background. The authors explore Iowa dentistsagreement with the International Caries Classification and Management System (ICCMS) in the nonsurgical management of initial carious lesions in patients at low, moderate, and high caries risk and identify factors related to their agreement.

Key Words. ICCMS; initial caries lesions; dental caries management; caries risk assessment; dentists knowledge; dentists practice; surveys and questionnaire; Iowa.


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“I Just Want To Be Treated Like A Normal Person”: Oral Health Care Experiences of Transgender Adolescents and Young Adults (September 2019 Article 2)

JADA September 2019

Background. Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people continue to experience health care disparities despite increasing visibility and acceptance. As far as is known, no information exists regarding their experiences with oral health care providers. In this study, the authors intended to understand how TGNC adolescents and young adults interface with their oral health care providers.

Key Words. Transgender; adolescents; oral health; health disparities.


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Effect of dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery (September 2019 Article 1)

JADA September 2019

Background. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the potential effect of dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery (CVS) or left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation on morbidity and mortality.

Key Words. Cardiac; pretreatment; medically complex; presurgical; dental clearance.


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Serum C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide level as a predictive biomarker of osteonecrosis after dentoalveolar surgery in patients receiving bisphosphonate therapy (August 2019 Article 3)

JADA August 2019

Background. The authors’ aim in this systematic review was to evaluate the validity of using preoperative serum C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide (CTX) levels as a predictive factor of increased risk of developing medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) in patients receiving bisphosphonate (BP) therapy who underwent invasive dental procedures.

Key Words. Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis; clinical protocols; alveolar bone; bone.


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Emergency department revisits for nontraumatic dental conditions in Massachusetts (August 2019 Article 2)

JADA August 2019

Background. Inadequate access to oral health care and palliative care provided in the emergency department (ED) creates a pattern of repeat nontraumatic dental condition (NTDC) ED visits. The authors examined NTDC ED revisits and assessed the determinants associated with these visits in Massachusetts.

Key Words. Access to care; oral health; emergency department utilization.


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Sealed primary molars are less likely to develop caries (August 2019 Article 1)

JADA August 2019

Background. The authors examined the association between light-polymerized resin-based fluoride-releasing sealants and the development of pit-and-fissure caries on primary molars.

Key Words. Sealants; caries incidence; primary teeth; caries prevention.


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