Theresa Pablos

Theresa Pablos is an associate editor at DrBicuspid.com. As a writer and digital journalist based out of San Francisco, she specializes in health and science content. Previously, Theresa was an assistant for the Syfy channel, where she helped bring television programs from concept to fruition. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she majored in broadcast and digital journalism with minors in cinematic arts and digital studies.

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New resource offers guidance on opioids for pregnant women
December 7, 2018 -- What considerations should you have when prescribing opioids for pregnant women? The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center created a new guide to help dentists answer this very question.  Discuss
JAMA: Nearly a quarter of U.S. dentists were born abroad
December 4, 2018 -- The need for healthcare professionals is expected to grow as the U.S. population ages, so researchers explored the current field of U.S. health professions, including dentistry, and how country of origin and citizen status vary among them. Almost a quarter of U.S. dentists were born in other countries, they reported in a new research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Questionnaire helps distinguish between types of orofacial pain
December 4, 2018 -- A questionnaire originally developed for patients with lower back pain may be able to help distinguish between different types of orofacial pain. Researchers found that higher scores on the painDETECT screening questionnaire were able to help rule out pain that is musculoskeletal or dental in nature.  Discuss
CDC: Number of U.S. adult smokers hits record low
November 27, 2018 -- Although teen tobacco use is on the rise, the number of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes has reached a record low, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults still uses tobacco products.  Discuss
Best oral health deals this Black Friday
November 20, 2018 -- When you think of Black Friday, you probably think of deals on televisions, appliances, and the latest tech gadgets. But did you know you can score some big discounts on oral healthcare products, too?  Discuss
CDC: Teen e-cigarette use rose sharply from 2017
November 16, 2018 -- The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) by middle and high school students may be an epidemic, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 20% of high school students report using e-cigarettes on a regular basis, almost double the number from 2017.  Discuss
3 states vote to expand Medicaid
November 9, 2018 -- Voters in three U.S. states elected to expand Medicaid benefits in the midterm election on November 6. The expansion will provide healthcare coverage to thousands of more people in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah, but only beneficiaries in some states will gain access to dental benefits.  Discuss
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
November 7, 2018 -- U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Discuss
U.S. fares better than similar countries for oral health
November 5, 2018 -- Researchers looked at data of nearly 15,000 people to compare actual and perceived oral health in four countries with fee-for-service dental care systems. They found the U.S. appears to fare better than similar countries when it comes to most metrics of dental health.  Discuss
Millennials don't know how to brush their teeth
October 30, 2018 -- Millennials aren't so great at brushing their teeth, even when they're asked to brush to the best of their ability. That's the finding of a new study in BMC Oral Health that evaluated the toothbrushing habits of young adults.  Discuss