Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general and mental health among vulnerable groups is key to providing effective oral healthcare.
Anna Matthews, RDH, MS
Anna Matthews, RDH, MS, is an associate professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York.
As more patients begin taking biologics, oral health professionals should be knowledgeable about these agents’ indications, adverse reactions, and risk of interactions with other medications.
Dental teams can use these strategies to encourage medication adherence among patients and avoid possible adverse drug reactions.