(@thbrickhouse)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities

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On behalf of the VCU iCubed Oral Health Core in Childhood and Adolescence, we appreciate and support the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities. As providers for adolescents, we recognize the multi-strata approach in addressing the various concerns of adolescent oral health as an invaluable resource. Thus, we contribute the following comments: As numerous practitioners... more »

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(@benjamin.chaffee)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities

Worthy initiative; broad view encouraged

I commend the NIDCR for maintaining its long-standing commitment to reducing and eliminating oral health disparities and fully support focused initiatives in the arena of adolescent oral health. From tobacco, to nutrition, to physical activity, self-care, substance misuse, and mental health, this lifestage is a critical developmental and behavioral period with ample opportunities for formative research and innovative... more »

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(@drflora07)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities

Multi-strata oral health evaluation for Adolescents:Need of hour

The idea to target the adolescent group is truly justified. It is a need for hour to channelize the approach so as to integrate oral health for this age group. In today's scenario we could encounter adolescents to be at the mainstay of such oral disorders mainly oral potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer due to their addictive habits of using different forms tobacco, alcohol consumption etc. I support the objectives... more »

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(@dbrindal)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities

Systems approach to disparities

I strongly support an expanded approach to address oral health disparities. This initiative addresses oral health by thinking broadly about determinants of health that transend a particular disease. As stated in the announcement it will require expertise in many disciplines of research. I believe it also requires a systems approach that can take advantage of health care systems to advance the goals of this initiative.... more »

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(@sajiboye)

Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Comments from the American Association for Dental Research

AADR strongly and enthusiastically supports this proposed initiative. AADR commends NIDCR for its efforts to increase the diversity of the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce. AADR members have provided the following feedback and recommendations: Look to the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) for programmatic elements and metrics for assessing the impact of the network and success of participants.... more »

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(@sajiboye)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Comments from the American Association for Dental Research

On behalf of the 3,400 individual and 103 institutional members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), we fully support NIDCR’s proposed initiative, “Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry” and are pleased to submit the following comments. Digital imaging for diagnostic use, such as advanced imaging techniques to monitor for caries, tooth cracks, oral lesions, pocket depths, attachment loss,... more »

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(@sreevadrevu)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

It's importance

Digital dentistry have brought a revolution in the modern era of dentistry many diseases have been diagnosed earlier and have protected many people so there is a absolute requirement in the advancement of digital dentistry as this helps the doctor as well as the patients and brings a new Ray of hope in the lives of the people suffering from various serious illnesses. So what I feel is, a team or a committee must be appointed... more »

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(@li3300)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry: a complex system

So far, most of the efforts in digital dentistry are focused on individual technologies which are essential for the digital transition of different aspects of dental care. However, existing studies that evaluated digital applications in medicine and dentistry have demonstrated suboptimal outcomes due to development and implementation of individual technologies and not considering the entire system of technologies and... more »

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(@bpaniagua)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Multidisciplinary technological integration and development

This Digital Dentistry initiative is an excellent illustration of the necessity to bring traditional dentistry to its next natural stage. I agree that advanced dental techniques will improve patient care as well as our understanding of dental health, and to potentially draw connections between overall health and dental health. Our desire to understand the connection between the two is an overarching theme for all of us... more »

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(@fferguson)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Dentistry can become a leader of integrated healthcare

Good health takes guidance, effort, and continuous monitoring. The Government and other Payers have voiced their concern over poor healthcare outcomes and escalating cost by asking Providers to demonstrate more value for their Care. State Departments of Health have challenged hospitals to decrease readmissions and to reduce the use of Emergency Room for primary care. However, several factors make this difficult to... more »

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(@dr.sharanya.sarath)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Magnetic Resonance Micro imaging in Dentistry

Magnetic resonance Micro imaging ( MRM) is a non destructive and non invasive technique.With this technique high resolution three dimensional images can be produced similar to histologic teeth sectioning process. Both internal and external tooth morphology could be determined with this technique. Medical field is rapidly exploring this micro imaging but in dentistry it is still under development .This technique should... more »

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(@deepakrajdoctor)

Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Need of the hour : Equal representation and opportunity to all

NIDCR initiative of giving better representation and improved networking to early career researchers will be very instrumental and a prudent step in long run. This will give more opportunity to enthusiastic and knowledge seeking young professionals to hone and upgrade their skills and use them for under represented regions . It is also great that experienced and senior faculty "pass the baton " to young guns for promising... more »

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(@rja308)

Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators

Grant selection, writing and submition

Dear NIDCR, Thank you for creating this opportunity to share our experiences and suggest topics for mentorship. As an URM postdoctoral faculty, I absolutely love the seminars that you have suggested. Personally, I wish I could learn about how to search for grants, grant writing and submission, research methodologies, leadership development, and mentorship. I think if you could create some webinars for these topics, or... more »

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(@alekseyenko)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Integration of Electronic Medical and Dental Records

The electronic dental records (EDR) currently exist in a digital desert, isolated from the mainstream advances in the electronic medical record (EMR) management. Whereas it is common practice to provide access to EMR data for the purposes of building value-added diagnostic tools, EDR data is much less accessible. Likewise, EMR data are routinely organized in research data warehouses (RDW) and are made available for mechanistic,... more »

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(@akashpai)

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Blockchain for Dental and Medical Records

How often have Dentists been in a situation where they wished they'd immediate and detailed access to a new patients dental records or a patients medical record before starting a procedure. The reality is, it can take days for these records to reach the Provider. Health records are a patchwork of multitude of systems, which often, exchange information via faxes and paper copies! From a patients perspective, its a challenge... more »

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