Oral appliance therapy vs. nasal CPAP in obstructive sleep apnea: an award-winning study on psychological distress

Dr. Ghizlane Aarab is a research committee member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and was recently selected as a recipient of an AADSM Clinical Research Award for 2014. Here, she presents her research about oral appliance therapy vs. nasal CPAP in obstructive sleep apnea with regard to their beneficial effects on psychological distress symptoms.Read more

Integrated care: healthy mouth, healthy body

Research continues to associate oral health with overall health. Periodontal disease may have a potentially significant impact on systemic health, and the implications for cost of care and quality of life can be staggering. Dr. Miles Hall studies the impact that appropriate periodontal care has had in particular on diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in recent years.Read more

American Academy of Periodontology welcomes dental community to 100th annual meeting

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will hold its 100th Annual Meeting Sept. 19-22, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A number of sessions pertinent to the dental media and industry will highlight advancements in the specialty, including hotbed topics such as the perio-systemic link, tissue engineering and periodontal regeneration, and the dental industry’s impact on the overall health-care system.Read more

Workforce re-entry for Japanese unemployed dental hygienists

Abstract ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to define the profile of unemployed dental hygienists who could be enticed to re-enter the workforce and the factors that could facilitate their re-entry into the dental field in Japan. MethodsThe questionnaire was mailed with a postage-paid return envelope to a sample of 3095 licensed dental hygienists. A 50.4% response rate (S = 1477) was observed. ResultsThe rate of working dental hygienists was 60.3% (n = 891), and of unemployed dental hygienists was 39.7% (n = 586). Of the latter, 31.9% (n = 187) stated intentions of returning to the workplace. The unemployed dental…Read more