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.
Dental teams can use these strategies to encourage medication adherence among patients and avoid possible adverse drug reactions.