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News and research for Ontario dental hygienists

ODHA FOCUS November issue
The new edition of the FOCUS digital publication relaunch
We are excited to announce the new edition of the FOCUS digital publication posted on the ODHA website today! The new FOCUS is shorter in length and will be published more frequently. In 2023, we will publish five issues - January, March, July,…
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Treatment of periodontitis and C-reactive protein: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
Inflammation is the body's protective response to infection and/or trauma. Systemic inflammation is implicated in the onset and progression of several chronic diseases. Periodontitis is amongst the most common inflammatory diseases of the adult population and is a potential trigger of systemic…
Clinical outcomes of dental implants in patients with and without a history of periodontitis: A 20-year prospective study
Clinical outcomes of dental implants in patients with and without a history of periodontitis: A 20-year prospective study
There are only limited long-term data about implants in periodontally compromised patients. This study presents the 20-year clinical results of implants placed in partially edentulous patients previously treated for periodontitis compared with periodontally healthy patients (PHP). Material and Methods  The original…
Lactobacilli and human dental caries: More than mechanical retention
Lactobacilli and human dental caries: More than mechanical retention
Dental caries is a clinic manifestation of continued demineralization of the tooth enamel resulting from acids produced from sugar fermentation by bacteria in the plaque microbiota on the tooth surface, under the gum and in the proximal surfaces. Lactobacilli have been considered major…
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Denture cleanliness and hygiene: An overview
Dentures are an excellent treatment modality for partial and edentate clients. However, clients typically demonstrate poor levels of denture hygiene. Improper denture care and hygiene can cause decreased prosthesis longevity and increased risk of developing dental caries, periodontal disease, and oral candidiasis.…
MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer
MASCC/ISOO expert opinion on the management of oral problems in patients with advanced cancer
It is essential for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with advanced cancer to have a good understanding of the principles of oral hygiene/care and knowledge of the evidence-based management of common oral problems. However, research suggests oral problems are often…
MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy
MASCC/ISOO clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy
Guidelines were developed by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) to facilitate the evidence-based management of mucositis.   Mucositis is characterized by erythema and ulceration of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal (GI)…
Study analyzes tooth survival after root canal
Analyzing tooth survival after root canal in general population
  Teeth survive about 11 years after a root canal, according to new research from Regenstrief Institute and Indian University School of Dentistry. The groundbreaking study is the first to analyze records from community dental practices. "The findings of this study give deeper insight into…
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Treatment of periodontitis and C-reactive protein: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
Inflammation is the body's protective response to infection and/or trauma. Systemic inflammation is implicated in…
Clinical outcomes of dental implants in patients with and without a history of periodontitis: A 20-year prospective study
Clinical outcomes of dental implants in patients with and without a history of periodontitis: A 20-year prospective study
There are only limited long-term data about implants in periodontally compromised patients. This study presents…