Fall 2012

Tooth Tattoo

Tiny sensor may one day help dentists assess their patients’ oral and overall health

Gold, silk and graphite may not be the first materials that come to mind >>

The ‘Other’ Fluoride

For millions with dry mouth, this cousin keeps decay at bay

Just 40 years  ago, more than half of American kids had at least one >>

More Care, More Disease

Maintaining the oral health of patients with special needs proves problematic

Despite receiving oral health care twice as often as most Americans with dental insurance, >>

A Mouthful of Info

Electronic patient records are a data gold mine for a new generation of oral health research

Where some dentists might see a patient’s oral health record as an important diagnostic tool, >>

Top Stories

Caught

Infection-causing bacteria are the bad guys of the health-care world. These dental detectives found a better way to track them down

Uncommon Scents

Horticulturist Louis Ricciardiello, D78, DG82, tends a noisome niche: the night-stalking corpse flower

Ringside Seat

Clark Sammartino’s hard-hitting avocation has taken him around the world with some of the biggest names in the game

Will the Safety Net Hold?

When there’s no other care, hospital-based dental residents pick up the slack, but federal cuts could diminish their numbers

Editor's Picks

Culture of Understanding

Health-care providers should have specialized training on caring for patients from diverse backgrounds

Tooth Tattoo

Tiny sensor may one day help dentists assess their patients’ oral and overall health

The ‘Other’ Fluoride

For millions with dry mouth, this cousin keeps decay at bay

A Mouthful of Info

Electronic patient records are a data gold mine for a new generation of oral health research