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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.

Ashley Spencer

Ashley Spencer

Ashley Spencer, BSPH and Node Coordinator for the Southwest region, was awarded a Best Poster Presentation at the 13th Annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day, hosted by the Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA), in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Research Centers in Minority Institutions and Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Deep Margin Elevation Quick Poll Results

Deep Margin Elevation Quick Poll Results

Highlights
About half of the 533 respondents (52%) were familiar with the Deep Margin Elevation technique and 148 had used it (28%).
Most practitioners would restore function by placing a “Core + Full Crown or Onlay” (63%)
Practitioners were evenly split concerning the clinical indication/use of crown lengthening and about one-third (35%) would do root canal therapy.