Scope of Practice
What you and your patients need to know about gum disease and brain health
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Hygienist Jo-Anne Jones discusses the link between gum disease and inflammation.
June 8, 2023
Study reveals link between obesity and oral cancer
A study in mice has linked obesity with dampened immune detection of oral cancers, according to recent research.
May 25, 2023
Oral-systemic knowledge differs by generation
A new report reveals a knowledge gap across the generations in terms of understanding the connection between oral health and systemic health.
May 23, 2023
Researchers highlight new metric for nerve density and oral cancer
Researchers at the University of Michigan are highlighting a new metric they identified that they say articulates the relationship between nerve density and oral cancer, the results of which were published recently in
Clinical Cancer Research
May 19, 2023
CRISPR-based technology shows promise for oral health assessment
Using a saliva sample, CRISPR-based technology could be used to assess a range of oral and systemic diseases, according to a research findings published on May 11 in the
Journal of Oral Microbiology
May 16, 2023
Is blood glucose linked to chewing function?
People with type 2 diabetes who have full chewing function may have lower blood glucose levels than those with impaired chewing function.
May 10, 2023
Research may enable individualized HNC treatment for Black patients
Several genomic alterations and signatures found in head and neck cancer (HNC) may pave the way for more personalized diagnosis and treatment.
May 3, 2023
Healthy mouth, happy life: Hygienists play key wellness role
Dental hygienists do more than provide instruction on good brushing habits. They are sentinels tasked with detecting oral disease in adults and kids.
April 10, 2023
Drug combo shows promise for HPV-negative HNC patients
A new drug combination shows promise for treating HPV-negative patients with advanced head and neck cancer (HNC).
April 4, 2023
Mental health symptoms linked to risk of oral diseases
Providers may expect higher levels of oral disease among patients with adverse mental health conditions.
March 30, 2023
Got patients with bad breath? It may be their personalities
Certain personality traits may be linked to bad breath, according to a study published on March 28 in
March 30, 2023
More patients fret that dental implants may make them itch
More U.S. patients worry they could experience skin hypersensitivity due to an allergic reaction to nickel and other metals used in medical devices, including dental implants.
March 29, 2023
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