The goal of this study is to provide a more affordable option for dental students training while maintaining all the advantages of the haptic system using graphene sensors. This study aims at creating a feedback mechanism using a cheap sensor made with graphene, which can be produced at a minimum cost to dental programs. The graphene sensors will provide tactile feedback in evaluating dental disease and also, help trainees ...more »
Bariatric patients may encounter oral health problems that may land them in the Emergency Room. Physicians and staff should be aware of the oral and nutritional implications alone with monitoring and managing metabolic effects in a emergency cases. I strongly feel that barriers should be set in place to prevent paternalistic decision-making influenced by assumption about the patients characteristics. More research ...more »
Based on reports from the centers for Disease Control(CDC) more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight loss surgery is shown to be one of the most effected long term weight loss method used to date. But not with complications including oral health. Some of the latest studies show paternalistic decision making is still practiced and is influenced by assumption about the patients characteristic. Patient voices ...more »
My Idea came from my personal experience. I had gastric-bypass surgery 17yrs. ago and kept off 300 lbs. I've experienced financial burdens caused by Oral Health complications. Maintaining oral health in patients undergoing bariatric surgery contributes to success after the operation, and over all good health. Post Oral Assessments, preformed by a dental surgeon alone with the multidisciplinary team of doctors should ...more »
Hypothesis: ACEs scores and/or social determinants of health can predict the incidence of TMJ/TMD over the lifespan.
Untreated oral disease can lead to aspiration pneumonia, bacterial endocarditis and other systemic diseases.
What is the mortality rate attributable to preventable oral diseases for different populations?
Integrating oral health care into primary care settings can provide oral health preventive services across the lifespan.
Is one model more effective in preventing oral diseases?
Hypothesis: The chronic and intermittent acute pain caused by Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is correlated to a higher pain tolerance throughout the lifespan and different incidence of chronic diseases than people who did not experience ECC .
What are the root causes of Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and how are they be correlated to the social determinants of health and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scores?
Does the experience of ECC predict adverse health outcomes and is it similar to the adverse health outcomes predicted by ACEs scores?
Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a puzzling group of conditions, studied extensively since Dr Costen's classic 1934 paper, yet the rich number of approaches have met with limited success. A new model comes from the fields of manual medicine (Cranial Osteopathy, myofascial release, Chiropractics, etc.), along with the tension/compression system of Tensegrity, and, from molecular genetics - the central importance ...more »
Humans are designed to be nose breathers, but somewhere along the way, nose breathing can change to mouth breathing, with dire consequences: dry mouth, caries, bad breath, snoring, enlarged tonsils, high, narrow palate, crowded teeth, long face syndrome, ADHD symptoms, and poor sleep with reduced human growth hormone released. It’s time to document what clinicians are seeing.
Newborns, particularly those born prematurely, are the ideal population for the development of targeted salivary assays to monitor health, development and disease. Their overall vulnerability, combined with their limited blood volumes, mandates that strategies be developed that incorporate alternative biofluids to monitor their health status. Interrogation of neonatal salivary 'omic' profiles provides an important opportunity ...more »