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Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19

The coronavirus outbreak has been at the forefront of news each week since what seems like forever, and I don’t anticipate the news slowing down anytime soon. Fortunately, new breakthroughs in vaccines have calmed the storm – though reports of new strains and new… Continue Reading “Jada Review: Oral Manifestations of COVID 19”

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is the seventh most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 87,000 deaths in 2019¹. Unfortunately, diabetes isn’t quite understood by the general population, and many individuals fail to recognize the gravity of the disease on their health.… Continue Reading “Diabetes and Oral Health”

How To Stop The Spread of Cavities in Kids

Why do children get cavities? Are their baby teeth important? How can I stop them from getting cavities?

Comparing Bulk Fill Composites With Conventional Composite Materials

What Is A Composite? Resin composites consist of four parts: An organic polymer matrix Inorganic filler particles A coupling agent An initiator-accelerator system. The organic polymer matrix usually consists of dimethacrylate. The inorganic filler particle can be finely ground quartz or glass, or other… Continue Reading “Comparing Bulk Fill Composites With Conventional Composite Materials”

Pathology Post: Hypercementosis

Hypercementosis is a nonneoplastic deposition of excessive cementum that is continuous with the normal radicular cementum¹. What is Hypercementosis? Hypercementosis is a thickening or blunting of the root due to excess cementum, surrounded by an intact PDL space, as evidenced in the photo above.… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Hypercementosis”

The Lingual Nerve

The lingual nerve is a part of the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve (V3). The lingual nerve provides general sensory information to the floor of the mouth, the lingual mucosa, as well as the anterior 2/3rds of the tongue. What makes the lingual… Continue Reading “The Lingual Nerve”

Local Anesthetics and When to Use Them

What is a local anesthetic? Local anesthetics are one of the safest, most reliable ways to achieve anesthesia in dentistry. Local anesthetics contain three parts – an aromatic group, an intermediate chain, and a secondary or tertiary amino terminus. The portion known as the… Continue Reading “Local Anesthetics and When to Use Them”

Maintaining Space in the Primary Dentition

When it comes to children, maintaining the amount of space available in their arch is very important. If space is not maintained, the permanent teeth may not have room to erupt, causing long-term problems that may have complications in the future – such as… Continue Reading “Maintaining Space in the Primary Dentition”

Extraction of the Mandibular Second Molar

What is a mandibular molar? The human dentition is divided into groups – the incisors (your front teeth), the canines, the premolars, and the molars. There are (in most cases) three molars in each quadrant of the human mouth. The third molars are the… Continue Reading “Extraction of the Mandibular Second Molar”

Pathology Post: Leukoedema + Epulis Fissuratum

What is Leukoedema? Most commonly seen in African Americans (as well as smokers), leukoedema is a white lesion that appears opalescent, filmy, and does not rub off. This lesion will be seen bilaterally on the buccal mucosa and is very common. Leukoedema is a… Continue Reading “Pathology Post: Leukoedema + Epulis Fissuratum”