Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Fluoride varnish no more effective than placebo in preventing kids' caries
Topical application of a fluoride varnish was not any more effective than placebo in a trial for preventing approximal caries.
June 7, 2023
CDC: Fluoride levels in water systems too low to stop caries
Some public water systems were below optimal fluoridation levels, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 6, 2023
Can dental general anesthesia contribute to TMD in kids?
A review questions whether dental care performed under general anesthesia may contribute to temporomandibular disorder (TMD) in children.
June 2, 2023
AAPD names new board, trustees
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) installed new board officers and trustees at the AAPD 2023 General Assembly.
June 1, 2023
Combined factors lead to fetal development of cleft lip
Genetic and environmental factors play a joint role in the formation of cleft lip or palate in developing fetuses.
May 26, 2023
Water fluoridation may trump free dental care in preventing tooth decay
Exposure to water fluoridation during childhood was linked to much lower rates of tooth decay-related treatment, but there was no comparable association between caries and the introduction of nationwide free dental care.
May 16, 2023
Do pediatric dentists need to improve their imaging diagnoses?
Pediatric dentists performed poorly diagnosing various types of dental trauma from cone-beam tomography images and intraoral x-rays.
May 15, 2023
Research explores maternal nutrition’s impact on tooth decay in children
Researchers are investigating the connection between maternal nutrition and the oral microbiomes of infants.
May 12, 2023
How to identify anesthesia emergence delirium in pediatric patients
Certain behaviors, including tensed eyelids, indicate that pediatric dental patients are experiencing delirium as they awaken from anesthesia.
April 28, 2023
Study finds shift to nonamalgam restorations
Nonamalgam was the most common restorative material found in the teeth among younger U.S. generations.
April 27, 2023
A cool way to melt away kids’ anesthesia-related agitation
Popsicles may effectively alleviate postoperative emergence agitation in pediatric patients given sevoflurane for oral surgery.
April 21, 2023
Dental pros may be key to preventing detergent pod ingestion
Dental professionals can play an important role in raising awareness about the health risks linked to colorful detergent pods used for household chores, suggests research published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene.
April 10, 2023
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