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Longitudinal studies of oral health across the lifespan

NHANES provides nationally representative cross-sectional data, but we are lacking representative longitudinal data. Each generational cohort is very different in exposure to different disease risk and prevention factors, behaviors, and access to care.
For example, younger generations are much less likely to be edentulous than our current older generations. How will the oral health of baby boomers change as they... more »
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Basic Research on Oral Mucosal Immune Barriers

The mechanisms determining how the oral mucosa functions as an immune barrier tissue to control infection is poorly understood. While advances have been made in this subject in other mucosal sites (such as the GI tract and lung), there is a comparative paucity of information or tools available to probe these issues in the oral cavity.

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Cancer prevention and the dentists' role in HPV vaccination

You may feel a typical dentist is not equipped to provide HPV vaccines. But how about being part of the HPV conversation? Physician recommendation is the most important predictor of HPV vaccine uptake, and dentists see more infants/adolescents than any other physician in the US. In fact, 83% of children between 2 and 17 years visited a dentist at least once in 2013, which translates to 41 to 61 million children/adolescents.... more »
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a better way to control gum disease and decay

important levels of bacterial biomass resided in the inter proximal space out of reach of floss and tooth brushing. this biomass contributes to sucular ulcerations that allow toxins and microbes into our local and systemic circulation and tissues. I have submitted videos explaining the theories and techniques: http://bit.ly/2sKjBH8. or you may go to IQ online dental journal and look up "a better way to control gum disease... more »
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Bodywork and It's profound effects on TMD

In my practice I often have clients who present with migraine headaches among other TMD related side effects. I always present them with my comprehensive intake form to determine 1) if TMD is present 2) the severity of TMD 3) the most ideal application to assist in minimizing it's effects on daily lifestyle activities. I have found both CranioSacral therapy and Myofascial Release to be profoundly effective in minimizing... more »
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Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain including TMJ disorders, post herpetic neuralgia, migraine headache, masticatory musculoskeletal pain, cervical musculoskeletal pain, neurovascular pain, orofacial dystonia’s, and other neuropathic pain disorders, as well as, sleep disorders related to orofacial pain are the most prevalent orofacial health issue exceeding even the incidence of carious lesions in the adult population. But the pathophysiology... more »
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Trained Immunity in the Oral Mucosa

Contrary to long-held perception, escalating evidence shows that innate immune cells can be “trained to remember”. Designated "trained immunity" or "innate immune memory", this process involves sustained (epigenetic) changes in transcriptional programs and enables innate immune cells to display enhanced responsiveness to secondary stimulation. This concept and its ramifications have important therapeutic applications... more »
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Develop Effective Methods to Prevent Periodontal Diseases

While periodontal diseases are known to lead to many overall health problems, and a host of temporary "cures" are being practiced, little is known about how to prevent them from breaking out and/or frequent recurring. Many mouth wash and tooth pastes claim they can help, but are they really effective? Are they been identified so that some vaccine can be developed? Perhaps NIDCR can provide some clues leading to effective... more »
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Rol of nutrition in oral health

Diet is a crucial player in oral and general health. Sugar and other carbohydrates plays a central role in the development of dental caries, the most prevalent human disease. But we still don't know if there is a threshold of sugar or other carbohydrates consumption that is detrimental for oral health. Also, is not clear yet the role of nutrition in other oral conditions as periodontal disease or oral cancer. Are some... more »
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Oropharyngeal Cancers and Pain

There is a large gap in knowledge about mechanisms by which oropharyngeal cancers develop, progress and metastasize. Moreover, these cancers produce a lot of pain in majority of the patients and yet knowledge about how pain is produced and can be managed, is very limited. Recently, JDR reported that funding for oral cancers has decreased significantly over the years and is underfunded compared to other malignancies and... more »