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- How Sweet It Is! Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Consi...
- Dental patients’ perceptions of and desired cont...
- Physical intimate partner violence and oralhealt...
- Periodontal treatment associated with decreased ...
- Bridge to SmileCon: Patients First — How to Crea...
- Use of calcium-containing bioactive desensitizer...
- Maternal disability and prenatal oral health exp...
How Sweet It Is! Diabetes Mellitus, Dental Considerations and Patient Care Planning
Diabetes mellitus remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Of the estimated 29.1 million Americans that have diabetes, 21 million are diagnosed, while 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Diabetes, and its systemic complications, are often accompanied by, and exacerbated by, numerous other co-morbid conditions.
This program will provide participants with an overview of diabetes mellitus, the arsenal of medications used in its treatment and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be placed on the complex interplay between diabetes and the oral-systemic connection, as well as developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and proper care of our diabetic patients.
• Identify the different types of diabetes mellitus, including their symptoms and differential diagnosis
• Describe the complex interplay of diabetes mellitus with oral-systemic inflammation and co-morbid diseases
• Review the classes of medications used in the treatment of diabetes along with their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions and dental considerations
• Describe the treatment modifications, patient management strategies and care planning techniques recommended for dental patients with diabetes
Dental patients’ perceptions of and desired content from patient health portals (April 2023 Article 3)
JADA April 2023
Patient health portals (PHPs) encourage patient engagement to achieve the quadruple aim of health care: to improve the patient’s experience of care, improve population health, reduce health care costs, and improve the work life of health care providers. The purpose of this study was to capture dental patients’ perspectives on PHPs and their desired content. Specifically, the authors examined the important features for dental patients to have as well as the barriers and facilitators of PHPs.
Patient health portal; quality of care; oral health education; dental care.
Physical intimate partner violence and oralhealth problems during pregnancy (April 2023 Article 2)
JADA April 2023
The aim of this study was to assess the association between physical intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy and reports of prenatal oral health problems among a sample of mothers in the United States.
Intimate partner violence; pregnancy; oral health; oral-facial injury; maternal health; PRAMS.
Periodontal treatment associated with decreased diabetes mellitus–related treatment costs (April 2023 Article 1)
JADA April 2023
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and periodontal disease have a suggested bidirectional relationship. Researchers have reported decreases in DM-related health care costs after periodontal treatment. The authors examined the relationship between periodontal disease treatment and DM health care costs in commercial insurance and Medicaid claims data.
Diabetes; dentistry; health data; health insurance; Medicaid; public health insurance.
Bridge to SmileCon: Patients First — How to Create Long-Lasting Relationships
This presentation was recorded in March 2023
Learn a new approach to your real-world business challenges in Patients First: How to Create Long-Lasting Relationships, a Master Class for professional development. Elite improviser Bob Kulhan’s secret recipe to building relationships combines the psychology behind decision-making with the very best aspects of his brand of customized, high-energy experiential learning, which drives measurable and sustainable ROI.
• Easy-to-use, key collaborative relationship-building techniques to increase the number of patients and referrals
• Effective and immediately applicable real-world strategies to help you and your team better facilitate patient cooperation that result in improved compliance and positive outcomes
The SmileCon® buzz continues with monthly free CE courses starring our eminent roster of past and upcoming speakers.
The views of the presenter(s) do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.
Use of calcium-containing bioactive desensitizers in dental bleaching (March 2023 Article 3)
JADA March 2023
Topical application of calcium-containing bioactive desensitizers (CBs) has been used to minimize bleaching-induced tooth sensitivity (TS). This study answered the research question "Is the risk of TS lower when CBs are used with dental bleaching in adults compared with bleaching without desensitizers?"
Tooth bleaching; hydrogen peroxide; dentin desensitizing agents; randomized clinical trials; systematic review.
Maternal disability and prenatal oral health experiences: Findings from Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (March 2023 Article 2)
JADA March 2023
Although disability has associations with poor health and reduced access to health care services, limited research exists on the connection between disability, oral health, and oral health care use. Moreover, to the authors’ knowledge, no study has examined the association between disability and oral health around the time of pregnancy. This is an important gap in research, considering that both disability and oral health play a critical role in maternal and infant wellbeing.
Oral health; disability; pregnancy; women’s health; PRAMS.
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