With training and empathy, oral health professionals can provide quality care for adolescent patients with major depressive disorder.
JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM
JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM, is a professor and graduate program director in the Department of Dental Hygiene at ISU. She is a past president of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
As part of a comprehensive care team, dental providers play an essential role in preventing and treating the oral health complications of X-linked hypophosphatemia.
This overview of COVID-19 vaccine developments explores the ramifications for dental teams and patients.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, dental professionals play a pivotal role in managing oral complications from hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
Using medications to treat conditions for other than which they are approved can raise concerns over ineffective treatment, adverse reactions and possible litigation.
Pretreatment planning, proper assessment and effective communication will ensure optimal treatment for this patient population.