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Beyond The Chair: Dentists’ Role In Mental Health And Smoking Cessation

Beyond the Chair: Dentists’ role in mental health and smoking cessation

In the realm of healthcare, dentists play a pivotal role that extends beyond oral health. With their unique position, dentists have the opportunity to be on the frontline against both smoking and mental health issues. A recent blog post by Dr. Sandra Japuntich, PI of the Network’s FreSH study on smoking cessation, sheds light on the intertwined relationship between smoking, mental health, and the critical role of dental practitioners in addressing these issues.

2023 Publication Highlights

2023 Publication Highlights

Explore the 2023 highlights from the network’s publications, offering insights on topics ranging from cracked teeth and TMD management to telemedicine in dentistry and PPE use. These findings may inspire you to reconsider your current practices and adapt to the evolving landscape of dental healthcare.

Webinar: Post-Operative Pain Study Updates

Webinar: Post-Operative Pain Study Updates

Watch our most recent webinar where Dr. Walji, Dr. Tungare, and Dr. Alan Law discuss the POPS study. They highlight the importance of active post-operative symptom tracking in identifying patients with less than ideal pain experiences, enabling timely intervention and personalized care, preliminary results from the POPS study, and discussion on audience questions.

National Dental PBRN Dentist Characteristics Study

National Dental PBRN Dentist Characteristics Study

The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) conducted a study to describe the characteristics of its member dentists in the United States and determine how often they provide specific dental procedures. The results showed that dentists participating in the National Dental PBRN have much in common with dentists at large. The network has a broad representation of dentists, practice types, patient populations, and treatments offered, including diversity regarding race/ethnicity, gender, insurance, and geography of its practitioners and patients.