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  • 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...
  • The pediatric dental workforce in 2016 and beyon...
  • Treatment in the dental practice of the patient ...
  • Clinical predictors of persistent temporomandibu...

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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The pediatric dental workforce in 2016 and beyond (July 2019 Article 3)

JADA July 2019

Background. Childhood caries is a major oral and general health problem, particularly in certainpopulations. In this study, the authors aimed to evaluate the adequacy of the supply of pediatric dentists.

Key Words. Pediatric dentists; workforce; modeling; microsimulation; supply; demand.

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Treatment in the dental practice of the patient receiving anticoagulation therapy (July 2019 Article 2)

JADA July 2019

Background. The use of anticoagulants is ubiquitous in outpatient medical practice, with anticoagulants now among the most common classes of medications prescribed in the United States. Despite its safety, anticoagulation around minimally invasive dental procedures remains a source of discomfort for dental practitioners and a common reason for referral to specialist anticoagulation clinics. The introduction of new anticoagulant options, as well as the changing practice pattern in anticoagulant prescription, somewhat contributes to this situation. Reviewing the commonly used anticoagulants in outpatient medical practice, as well as their implications in dental practice, is integral to providing safe oral health care.

Key Words. Anticoagulation; antithrombotics; periprocedural management; dental practice; atrial fibrillation; venous thromboembolism.

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Clinical predictors of persistent temporomandibular disorder in people with first-onset temporomandibular disorder: a prospective case-control study (July 2019 Article 1)

JADA July 2019

Background. When patients first develop a painful temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and seek care, 1 priority for clinicians is to assess prognosis. The authors aimed to develop a predictive modelby using biopsychosocial measures from the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC-TMD) to predict risk of developing TMD symptom persistence.

Key Words. Temporomandibular disorder; pain; chronic; prospective; psychosocial.

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