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Tooth Loss: Causes and Consequences

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD The expectation of getting a visit from the tooth fairy is so exciting for a child. In the absence of severe pain, the same cannot be said for adults. According to Colgate Oral Health Network, many of the risk factors for edentulism and noncommunicable chronic diseases overlap. Some […]

Vertical Root Fracture

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli-Berger, DMD, FAGD With the recent life challenges that have been presented to our nation, we have seen an increased level of stress in our lives. It is amazing to see how much force we put on our teeth as we experience higher levels of stress. We do this by clenching and […]

Help To Quit Smoking

Author: Dr. David Dickerhoff, DDS, MAGD, FOCOI I picked this information up from an American Dental Association (ADA) website and thought I might pass it along for your edification. A new report published by NiceRx analyzed rates of smoking among residents of US states.  West Virginia has the highest rate of smoking among residents at 23.8% of […]

Premedicate Or Not To Premedicate

Author: Dr. Sarah Mischo, DMD To premedicate or not to premedicate..that is the question? As the general population is living longer, more and more people are receiving prosthetic joint replacement procedures. According to the Journal of American Dental Association (JADA) there are more than 7 million Americans living with a prosthetic joint. One complication of joint replacement […]


Author: Angela Weaver-Blake, RDH I have dedicated most of my life to helping others improve their smile and learning how to maintain a healthy smile. I have found along my journey that smiles are especially important. The smile is so beautiful, but as pretty as a smile is, the main focus should not just be […]


Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD Self-reflection requires honesty. Sometimes our behavior to certain situations can be less than desirable for us or the other people involved. An article in the August edition of AGD Impact (vol. 50, no. 8) defined self-reflection as the “process of learning more about yourself so that you can […]

The Impact of The Sun On Your Mental & Physical Health: 5 Benefits of Sun Exposure

Author: Tracey Perry Johnson, RDH “Sunshine on Me”, one of my new favorite summer hits sung by a new artist, Latto! Summer is my absolute favorite season! It brings with certainty spending time with my family at the beach and enjoying outdoor activities such as gardening, grilling and water sports. I simply enjoy the warmth […]

Celiac Disease and Your Dental Hygiene Visit

Author: Shannon Sutton, RDH First, let’s learn a little about celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes your body to attack the lining of your small intestine when exposed to gluten. Celiac disease is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed but is believed to be present in 1 of every 100 people worldwide. It […]

Understanding Tonsilloliths

Author: Bonnie Lott, RDH

Dental Trauma In Children

Author: Dr. Alison Vitelli, DMD, FAGD My family and I love summertime as it brings a huge load of fun to the lives of our young ones! But what should we do as parents when the day does not go as planned and one of our kiddos suffered trauma to their teeth? First of all, […]