Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders. Autistic disorders include Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. The number of children with autism is on the rise according to the Centers for Disease Control. The new estimate indicates that 1 in 68 children in the United States is identified with ASD, approximately 30 percent higher than the previous estimate.
Hey smarty pants! Just because you have a jay-oh-bee in the wonderful world of dentistry doesn’t mean your education is over. According to Albert Einstein, education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
The basic goals in pediatric dentistry are to prevent disease and to intercept and treat oral conditions without making young princes and princesses reluctant to visit the dentist in the future.
One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Mouth discomfort, cost, and downtime are major concerns for periodontally compromised patients, which can make scheduling treatment difficult. Traditional deep cleaning methods like scaling and root planing sound like a frightening experience to patients, so it’s the dentist’s responsibility to educate them about advanced medical treatment options–including safe and effective laser treatment.
Topics: laser dentistry
It has been estimated that 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost all their natural teeth according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. It makes sense that implant placement cases are on the rise.