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Sensory Cells in Gums Aid in the Treatment of Periodontitis

Research finds such cells present in the gums of mice Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by standing guard against infections that damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports the teeth, report researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses…

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ADA Expanding Policy on Oral Cancer Definition

Includes new conditions and considerations The American Dental Association recommends dentists conduct routine visual and tactile examinations for oral and oropharyngeal cancer for all patients, according to a resolution passed by the ADA House of Delegates on Sept. 9. Resolution 65H-2019 amended the ADA…

Gum Disease Linked to Higher Risk of Hypertension

Recent European study finds a direct link between the severity of periodontitis and the probability of high blood pressure People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal…

U.S. Dental Schools to Revamp Curricula

Starting in 2020, education will include work with patients with disabilities This summer, the National Council on Disability (NCD)’s recommendation became a reality, as all U.S. dental schools must now revamp their curricula and training programs to be inclusive of patients with intellectual and…

Contract Negotiation for Healthcare Professionals

Knowing your worth Andrew was a new graduate Family Nurse Practitioner. He was excited to sign on with a placement specialist who would help him find the perfect FNP job that was just the right fit for his skillset.  The search firm had found…

Joint Commission, ICN Taking Steps Against Violence in Health Care

Organizations moving to de-escalate and prevent action against workers Recent events have prompted at least two organizations to make recommendations or statements regarding violence against healthcare workers.  The Joint Commission went first earlier this year, citing several sets of statistics.  “The need for using…

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Self Care 2019: An Elite Healthcare Resource Guide

Read This Issue Now! Welcome to the 2019 Elite Healthcare Self Care Resource Guide Cover Story: Managing Stress in the Workplace Stress-management tips to maintain health and maximize job performance. Featured Content: Making Self Care a Nursing Priority: Focusing on one’s self makes you…

Keeping Oral Appliances Clean

Physicians who focus in sleep medicine are more than familiar with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the various techniques used to treat it and, ideally, allow patients to sleep a little easier. Of course, there are positive airway pressure machines like continuous positive airway…

Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA

Healthcare professionals understand that patients who can’t tolerate their therapies quickly abandon them, leaving them vulnerable to adverse health effects. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy remains the gold standard for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but studies demonstrate that half of…

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