Oral Health + Overall Health

Oral Health + Overall Health

Oral health will be fully integrated into the study of overall health through a deeper and more complex understanding of the underlying biological, behavioral, and social factors that cause disease or support health in the dental, oral, and craniofacial region and throughout the body.

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(@keepingwellsolutions)

Oral Health + Overall Health

BARIATRIC PATIENTS : METABOLIC AND DENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ER.

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 »

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2 votes
(@keepingwellsolutions)

Oral Health + Overall Health

PATERNALISM IN HEALTH CARE DECISION FOR BARIATRIC PATIENTS

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 »

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2 votes
(@keepingwellsolutions)

Oral Health + Overall Health

POOR ORAL HEALTH: THE FINANCIAL BURDENS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

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 »

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2 votes
(@katya.mauritson)

Oral Health + Overall Health

Correlation of ECC, ACEs, SDOHs and other chronic diseases

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?

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2 votes
(@lizmedicinewheel)

Oral Health + Overall Health

A New Assessment and Treatment Model for TMD

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 »

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1 vote
(@trisha)

Oral Health + Overall Health

Mouth breathing lead to more than anterior gingivitis

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.

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3 votes
(@trisha)

Oral Health + Overall Health

Turn the research focus back on sugar

Since the 1960s, the sugar industry has suppressed research and information about the damaging effects of sugar and carbohydrates on oral and overall health. The dental profession was pressured to move the research focus away from sugar as the cause of dental disease and focus instead on oral hygiene. Because of that, large gaps exist in the research. It's time to put the research focus back on sugar, starting with ...more »

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12 votes

Oral Health + Overall Health

Social wellness and oral health

Conduct research on how oral disease and craniofacial disorders affect social wellness, self-esteem and mental health status of individuals. Explore whether individuals with poor oral health, especially those in underserved populations with less opportunity or access to dental care, experience bias in society, for example hiring or promotion for jobs.

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7 votes
(@schif001)

Oral Health + Overall Health

Clinical trial for TMD pain with co-morbid pain

There is a need to do pragmatic randomized clinical trials with large sample sizes in large health care systems (HCS) that include both dental and medical providers to answer questions regarding the effectiveness of current management strategies for patients with temporomandibular disorders with co-morbid headache and neck pain as well as wide spread pain.

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3 votes
(@schif001)

Oral Health + Overall Health

Doing randomized clinical trials in the National Dental PBRN

The National Dental PBRN has shown that primary care dentists in clinical practice will enthusiastically participate in clinical research, and the Network has developed an appropriate infrastructure to facilitate this research. Now the Network is ready to do simple pragmatic randomized clinical trials (RCT) that are feasible to implement in these settings.

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2 votes
(@dmcneil)

Oral Health + Overall Health

Avoidance of Dental Care related to Fear and Anxiety

Delay and avoidance of oral health care are public health problems affecting a significant portion of the global population, across developmental stages. In spite of technological advances in dental services, anxiety and fear remain a major determinant of avoidance of treatment that otherwise could prevent disease. Understanding behavioral mechanisms involved in avoidance due to fear and anxiety associated with pain ...more »

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15 votes