Theresa Pablos

Theresa Pablos is an associate editor at 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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Kids with autism have fewer caries but other oral health issues
September 20, 2019 -- Children with autism experience fewer caries and decayed, missing, and filled teeth than their neurotypical peers, according to the findings of a new study. However, these children are prone to other oral health issues, including bruxism, dental anxiety, and soft-tissue trauma.  Discuss
Snack taxes could be more effective than soda taxes
September 13, 2019 -- You've likely heard about taxes on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, but what about one on sugary snacks? A new study from BMJ found that raising the price of cookies, cakes, and other sweets could benefit public health.  Discuss
Study shows evidence of herd protection against oral HPV
September 12, 2019 -- HPV vaccination rates continue to rise, and it may be to everyone's benefit. Researchers discovered evidence of herd protection against oral HPV infections. They detailed their findings in a study published on September 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
2 keys to anesthesia safety: Patient and case selection
September 11, 2019 -- Safe anesthetic procedures begin with patient and case selection, according to oral and maxillofacial surgery expert Dr. Stuart Lieblich. He spoke about keeping patients safe during office-based anesthesia procedures at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Dr. Martin Jablow on AI in dentistry
September 10, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the dental practice may seem far-fetched, but it's already here, according to dental technology expert Dr. Martin Jablow. He spoke about AI’s past, present, and future at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
Antioxidants are good for oral health -- here's why
September 9, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Pass the dark chocolate and berries. Antioxidants found in these and other common foods and spices can help boost oral health, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.  Discuss
Brace yourself: The surgeon general's report is coming
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The first U.S. surgeon general's report on oral health in 20 years is coming out in 2020. Top U.S. dental leaders spoke about why the report will be essential reading for all dental professionals at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.  Discuss
Top 5 dental benefit issues -- and what to do about them
September 5, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Chances are your dental school didn't cover dental benefits, but they're still an important part of running a practice. Staff from the ADA Practice Institute discussed common dental benefit issues at this week's 2019 joint ADA and FDI World Dental Federation meeting.  Discuss
4 tips to prevent medication errors
September 4, 2019 -- Medication errors and adverse events are not uncommon, and they seem to be happening with increasing frequency. Experts outlined four ways dentists can help prevent patient harm from medications in the September issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association.  Discuss
Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death
September 3, 2019 -- Consuming sugary drinks has been linked to an increased risk of death from all causes, according to the findings of a long-term study published on September 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included almost 452,000 individuals from 10 European countries.  Discuss