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Ring In the New Year with Updated Patient Medical Records

Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP - Knowledge of pharmacology has never been more essential to dental patient care. As an instructor of pharmacology, writer, and professional speaker, I have always emphasized the need for obtaining a complete, up-to-date patient medical history. 

With a new year beginning, now is the perfect time for you to recommit to one of the easiest standards of care to uphold in your office: updating your patients’ medical history, at every appointment, to reflect the latest changes in the status of their systemic diseases and the medications they take to manage those diseases.

Top 5 Product Test Drives of 2017

Dr. John Flucke includes TeleDent by MouthWatch - Wow, time sure flies when you are having fun! And what could be more fun at this time of year than to discuss technology? I personally cannot think of anything better. Especially for this issue, as it’s time once again for the Technology Evangelist’s Top 5 Test Drives...

Got pain? How Dental Hygienists Can Relieve Occupational Pain with Multi-Modal Approach

By Lisa C. Wadsworth, RDH, BS, with Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP -  Musculoskeletal pain is real, yet often dental professionals (administrative team included) feel compelled to keep working, suffering in silence all the while trying different modes of self-help, drugs, or anecdotal therapies.


Believe me, I can relate. In my past history, neck, back, and shoulder pain led me to medical appointments, chiropractic care, physical therapy, yoga, weight lifting, acupuncture, rest, and finally surgery. After undergoing the surgeon’s knife for both cervical and lumbar spinal fusions, my world was crumbling...

Reducing the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

By Jim Hyland DDS, CEO of OraVital Inc. - The United Kingdom recently led an international charge against the global threat of increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


Many believe AMR to be a global threat to modern medicine. One of those sharing this belief is the UK’s Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, who said, “Antimicrobial resistance is perhaps our biggest global health threat...”

The Role of Teamwork in the Third Era of Medicine

By Charles Whitney, MD - It seems every day there's a new study published that further validates the belief that oral health has a great impact on overall health. In a February 2013 study published in Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart Association, it was discovered that up to 50 percent of heart attacks may be caused by oral bacteremia. A physician's effort to reduce our patients' risk of many systemic diseases is incomplete without the assistance of dental professionals...

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