Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general and mental health among vulnerable groups is key to providing effective oral healthcare.
Learning to identify and manage systemic conditions as part of a multidisciplinary team can improve outcomes in periodontal care.
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.
Infants who are exclusively breastfed are subject to vitamin D deficiency, which may affect enamel development an caries risk. Early interventions, including vitamin D supplements, may promote positive oral health outcomes.
Increased use of the HPV vaccine will slow the spread of this virus, potentially helping to prevent some cancers.