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Dental Caries: A Wellness Coaching Opportunity

Abstract Caries management by risk assessment is considered best practice in the prevention and treatment of dental caries disease, yet the actual number clinical practices that successfully implement this evidenced-based concept is generally accepted as small.  This paper will present a dynamic behavioral approach using simplified forms that incorporate Wellness Coaching techniques and processes; allowing…

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Literature Report: Custom Tray Application of Peroxide Gel as an Adjunct to SRP

The Journal of Clinical Dentistry has published a recently completed study showing the positive effectiveness of using customized trays in the treatment of patients with moderate to advanced periodontitis. The primary treatment for periodontal disease has been traditional scaling and root planing, followed by surgery if necessary. The delivery of antimicrobial medicaments via customized treatment…

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The Role for Specific Bacteria for Both Periodontal Disease and Systemic Inflammation

The Role for Specific Bacteria for Both Periodontal Disease and Systemic Inflammation Our understanding of the role that specific microbes play in chronic inflammatory periodontitis has changed.1,2,3,4,5 Not long ago, most believed that all perio infections were basically the same. Thus, all perio infections were treated basically with the same goal in mind. Today, the evidence is clear: Periodontal…

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