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Home use of interdental cleaning devices, in addition to toothbrushing, for preventing and controlling periodontal diseases and dental caries
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Worthington, H. et. al.

Apr 9th, 2019 - Dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) affect the majority of people worldwide, and treatment costs place a significant burden on health services. Decay and gum disease can cause pain, eating and speaking difficulties, low self‐esteem, and even tooth loss and the need for surgery. As dental plaque is the primary cause, self‐administered daily mechani...

Oral Health Topics- Toothpastes

Aug 6th, 2018 - All toothpastes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance must contain fluoride. In addition to fluoride, toothpastes may contain active ingredients to help in ways such as lessening tooth sensitivity, whitening teeth, reducing gingivitis or tartar build-up, or preventing enamel erosion or bad breath.

Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofac...
American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

Dec 31st, 2017 - Purpose: identifying recommended practices in the care of patients with craniofacial differences. This document is divided into the following sections: (1) interdisciplinary teams: composition, qualifications of team members, and general responsibilities of teams, (2) contemporary practices of the team during the early months of life of the patient, and (3) longitudinal evaluation and treatmen.

Statement on Sedation & Anesthesia Administration in Dental Office-Based Settings
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Oct 24th, 2017 - To promote the optimal sedation and/or anesthesia care, ASA offers the following recommendations for sedation and anesthesia services in dental office-based settings. These recommendations are intended for use by those state and national organizations with oversight responsibilities, and state entities offering guidance to individuals providing sedation or anesthesia care in dental office-based.

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation of Potentially Malignant Disor...
American Dental Association (ADA)

Sep 30th, 2017 - ADA Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation of Potentially Malignant Disorders in the Oral Cavity. The expert panel suggests that clinicians* should obtain an updated medical, social and dental history and perform an intraoral and extraoral conventional visual and tactile examination† in all adult patients (no quality of evidence rating and no strength of recommendation as.

Criteria for Orthognathic Surgery

May 25th, 2017 - The following statements are intended to summarize the indications for orthognathic surgery. These criteria are based on a thorough review of the available literature and the expert opinions of clinicians with considerable experience in this discipline.

Effect of deep pressure input on parasympathetic system in patients with wisdom tooth surgery

Aug 20th, 2016 - Deep pressure therapy is used to normalize physiological arousal due to stress. Wisdom tooth surgery is an invasive dental procedure with high stress levels, and an alleviation strategy is rarely applied during extraction. In this study, we investigated the effects of deep pressure input on autonomic responses to wisdom tooth extraction in healthy adults. Deep pressure therapy Methods A ran...

FACES Guideline: What is Cleft Lip and Palate?
The National Craniofacial Association

Feb 24th, 2016 - Description of cleft lip and cleft palate aimed at helping parents understand the conditions and the surgeries that may be required. Provides list of additional resources.

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Candidiasis: 2016 Update by the Infectious...
Peter G. Pappas

Dec 15th, 2015 - Invasive infection due to Candida species is largely a condition associated with medical progress, and is widely recognized as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the healthcare environment. There are at least 15 distinct Candida species that cause human disease, but >90% of invasive disease is caused by the 5 most common pathogens, C.

Nonsurgical Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis Clinical Practice Guideline

Jun 30th, 2015 - A panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs presents an evidence-based clinical practice guideline and systematic review on nonsurgical treatment of patients with chronic periodontitis by means of scaling and root planing (SRP) with or without adjuncts. For patients with chronic periodontitis, SRP showed a moderate benefit, and the benefits.

The use of prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures in patients with prosthetic j...
Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD et. al.

Dec 31st, 2014 - A panel of experts (the 2014 Panel) convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with prosthetic joints who are undergoing dental procedures. This CPG is intended to clarify the “Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Pr.

Diagnosis and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation

Dec 21st, 2014 - Xerostomia, the subjective complaint of dry mouth, and hyposalivation remain a significant burden for many individuals. Diagnosis of xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction is dependent upon a careful and detailed history and thorough oral examination. There exist many options for treatment and symptom management: salivary stimulants, topical agents, saliva substitutes, and systemic sialogog...

Fluoride toothpaste use for young children: ADA Guideline
American Dental Association (ADA)

Jan 31st, 2014 - To assess the effectiveness and safety of using fluoride toothpaste for young children, the Council recommended a systematic review of the evidence. The results of the review demonstrated that for children younger than 6 years, fluoride toothpaste use is effective in reducing caries.

Topical fluoride for caries prevention: Executive summary of the updated clinical recommenda...
American Dental Association (ADA)

Oct 31st, 2013 - Background. A panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scienti c Affairs presents evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding professionally applied and prescription-strength, home-use topical fluoride agents for caries prevention.

Is Parotitis One More Complication of Influenza? The Ongoing Challenge of Determining C...
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Pavia AT

Apr 4th, 2018 - Is Parotitis One More Complication of Influenza? The Ongoing Challenge of Determining Causal Associations.|2018|Pavia AT,|

Position statement of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology on selection ...
Donald A. Tyndall

May 31st, 2012 - A Position Paper Subcommittee of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) reviewed the literature since the original position statement on selection criteria for radiology in dental implantology, published in 2000. All current planar modalities, including intraoral, panoramic, and cephalometric, as well as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are discussed, along with ra.

Drug-Induced Dry Mouth

Nov 8th, 2011 - Dry mouth (xerostomia) can change speech patterns, allow dentures to rub, and contribute to dental caries. It also changes dietary preferences: who wants to eat peanut butter or saltines with a dry mouth? It may alter the sufferer’s nutritional status, causing vitamin deficiencies and caloric insufficiency—once salivary flow is reduced by half, chewing and swallowing become problematic.

Nonfluoride caries-preventive agents. Executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommend...
Michael P. Rethman

Aug 31st, 2011 - In this article, the authors present evidence-based clinical recommendations regarding the use of nonfluoride caries- preventive agents. The recommendations were developed by an expert panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs.

Risk factors and symptoms associated with xerostomia: a cross‐sectional study
Australian Dental Journal; Villa, A. et. al.

Aug 27th, 2011 - Background: The aim of this study was to examine the symptoms and risk factors associated with self‐reported xerostomia. Methods: Data were collected from 601 self‐administered questionnaires among dental clinic attendees. Logistic regression models to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were used to investigate the association for exposures of interest, such as socio‐demograph...

Mumps Outbreak Among a Highly Vaccinated University Community-New York City, January-Ap...
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Patel LN, Arciuolo RJ et. al.

Dec 8th, 2016 - On 14 January 2014, a vaccinated student presented with parotitis. Mumps immunoglobulin M (IgM) testing was negative and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing was not performed, resulting in a missed diagnosis and the start of an outbreak at a New York City (NYC) university. Mumps case investigations included patient interviews, medical records review, and laboratory ...

Evidence-based clinical recommendations on the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements ...
R. Gary Rozier

Nov 30th, 2010 - This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations for the prescription of dietary fluoride supplements. The recommendations were developed by an expert panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA).

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Preventing Infective Endocarditis Clinical Practice Guideline

Dec 31st, 2007 - The guidelines update the 1997 recommendations by the American Heart Association for the prevention of infective endocarditis. The committee concluded that infective endocarditis prophylaxis for dental procedures should be recommended only for patients with underlying cardiac conditions associated with the highest risk of adverse outcomes from infective endocarditis.

CORE CURRICULUM for Cleft Palate & Other Craniofacial Anomalies: ACPA Guideline
American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

Dec 31st, 2006 - This core curriculum was created by the Education Committee of ACPA to be used as a guide for educators in these various disciplines, when planning the essential parts of their curriculum related to cleft and craniofacial anomalies. It was developed after a survey by ACPA of educators in these disciplines showed a need for such an outline.

Genetic Screening Tool: ACPA Guideline
American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

Jan 9th, 2005 - This screening tool, developed by Katherine Medlin of Genzyme Genetics, provides care teams that don’t have genetic professionals a way to determine which patients require a referral to genetics. The questionnaire can be filled out by the patient or can be administered by a health professional.


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LONSURF (trifluridine and tipiracil) tablets

LONSURF is a prescription oral medicine indicated for patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who have previously used other treatment options. Please see Important Safety Information and full Prescribing Information.


Duraflor Ultra is Medicom’s next generation of white fluoride varnish offering our fastest fluoride release*.


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PREVIDENT® 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish

PreviDent® Varnish is a topical fluoride for the treatment of dentinal sensitivity.


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3% POLOCAINE DENTAL (Mepivacaine HCl Injection, USP)

Polocaine Dental is available in boxes of 50 cartridges of 1.7 ml with your local dealer. DENTSPLY part number for Polocaine Dental is 34416. Please refer to the full prescribing information under resources to know more about Polocaine plain DENTAL.

SEPTOCAINE® (articaine HCl and epinephrine) Injection

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OraVerse (phentolamine mesylate) Injection

It's a whole new direction in distinguishing your practice. And doctors all over the U.S. are introducing their patients to the reality of accelerating the reversal of lingering numbness with OraVerse. OraVerse is the first and only local anesthesia reversal agent that allows you to bring patients back to normal sensation twice as ...

SPRITAM® (levetiracetam) tablets

For people with certain types of epilepsy, taking medication can be. An Experience Worth Remembering. SPRITAM® (levetiracetam) is a rapidly disintegrating* oral medicine that you may find surprisingly easy to take. Discover why. *In an average time of 11 seconds (range of 2 to 27 seconds).

β-Blocker Use in Pregnancy and the Risk for Congenital Malformations: An International ...
Annals of Internal Medicine; Bateman BT, Heide-Jørgensen U et. al.

Oct 16th, 2018 - β-Blockers are a class of antihypertensive medications that are commonly used in pregnancy. To estimate the risks for major congenital malformations associated with first-trimester exposure to β-blockers. Cohort study. Health registries in the 5 Nordic countries and the U.S. Medicaid database. Pregnant women with a diagnosis of hypertension and their offspring. First-trimester exposure to β-blo...

Non-mumps Viral Parotitis During the 2014-2015 Influenza Season in the United States.
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Elbadawi LI, Talley P et. al.

Apr 4th, 2018 - During the 2014-2015 US influenza season, 320 cases of non-mumps parotitis (NMP) among residents of 21 states were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We conducted an epidemiologic and laboratory investigation to determine viral etiologies and clinical features of NMP during this unusually large occurrence. NMP was defined as acute parotitis or other salivary gland...

Influenza-Associated Parotitis During the 2014-2015 Influenza Season in the United States.
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Rolfes MA, Millman AJ et. al.

Apr 4th, 2018 - During the 2014-2015 influenza season in the United States, 256 cases of influenza-associated parotitis were reported from 27 states. We conducted a case-control study and laboratory investigation to further describe this rare clinical manifestation of influenza. During February 2015-April 2015, we interviewed 50 cases (with parotitis) and 124 ill controls (without parotitis) with laboratory-co...

Application of the Eighth Edition American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging System for...
The Laryngoscope; Badhey AK, Olson A et. al.

Oct 10th, 2017 - Analyze patients treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in the context of the eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system. Retrospective cohort study including 110 human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancer (HPV+OPC) patients with a minimum 1-year follow-up treated with TORS between 2007 to 2016. Kaplan-Meier methods were used to estimate 3-year ...

Primary surgery versus primary radiation-based treatment for locally advanced oropharyn...
The Laryngoscope; Kamran SC, Qureshi MM et. al.

Oct 10th, 2017 - Randomized data comparing surgery to radiation for locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) are lacking. This study evaluated practice patterns and overall survival outcomes from the National Cancer Database. A total of 22,676 patients with stage III to IV, locally advanced OPC were treated between 2004 to 2013 with primary chemoradiation (CRT) or surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy with or w...

A PET-based nomogram for oropharyngeal cancers.
European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England : 1990); Castelli J, Depeursinge A et. al.

Feb 26th, 2017 - In the context of locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer (LAOC) treated with definitive radiotherapy (RT) (combined with chemotherapy or cetuximab), the aims of this study were: (1) to identify PET-FDG parameters correlated with overall survival (OS) from a first cohort of patients; then (2) to compute a prognostic score; and (3) finally to validate this scoring system in a second independent co...

The role of HPV on the risk of second primary neoplasia in patients with oropharyngeal ...
Oral Oncology; Martel M, Alemany L et. al.

Dec 27th, 2016 - It has been reported that patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) have a lower risk of appearance of second primary neoplasm (SPN) than HPV-negative OPC patients. The aim of our study was to analyze the risk of developing SPN in a large group of patients with OPC according to HPV status in the primary tumor. We included 412 OPC patients treated at our center from 1991 to 2014 for ...

Maxillomandibular Advancement for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Meta-analysis.
JAMA Otolaryngology-- Head & Neck Surgery; Zaghi S, Holty JE et. al.

Nov 25th, 2015 - Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is an invasive yet effective surgical option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that achieves enlargement of the upper airway by physically expanding the facial skeletal framework. To identify criteria associated with surgical outcomes of MMA using aggregated individual patient data from multiple studies. The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, and MEDLI...

Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis in Childhood and Adolescence: A Single-Center Experience.
Pediatric Dermatology; Gürkan A, Özlü SG et. al.

Apr 15th, 2015 - Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral ulcerative condition in children. The objective was to describe the clinical features of RAS in children with accompanying clinical and laboratory findings. The study included 120 patients younger than 18 years of age (mean age 9.6 ± 4.3 years) with three or more oral aphthous ulcers per year between August 2008 and February 2014. Demographic...