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Low sex hormones could lead to oral health issues in men
Low sex hormones could lead to oral health issues in men
More than 20 species of macaques, the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world, socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. But, what can we learn from one of our closest primate relative...
CDC official discusses updated infection control guidelines
CDC official discusses updated infection control guidelines
As written by dental hygenist Noel Brandon Kelsch, "Infection control is never static. The practices that I learned early in my career have changed. I now wear gloves before I enter the patient's oral cavity and would never consider doing otherwise. I...
Salivary biomarkers and their connection to periodontal disease
Salivary biomarkers and their connection to periodontal disease
There's been so much talk about salivary and serum biomarkers and how many different disease entities are being identified by them, as well as the plethora of other biomarkers being identified for clinical and research purposes. So, what are biomarkers...
Hashimoto's disease: Hypothyroidism is autoimmune disease
Hashimoto's disease: Hypothyroidism is autoimmune disease
Your patient today is Alma, a 45-year-old female, who reports that she was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease, and Alma's health record reminds you that she has a history of Sjogren's syndrome as w...