Dentistry

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Addressing disease hazards in the dental setting

There are myriad factors dentists take into consideration in order to create a safe and sterile environment for patients, from the cleanliness of office surface areas to the water used for rinsing and the methods of instrument cleaning.

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Q&A: Unraveling the mysteries of salivary dysfunction

Patients often suffer a long time before coming to see Dr. Ibtisam Al-Hashimi, director of the Salivary Dysfunction Clinic at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. The clinic is uniquely positioned as a hub to treat patients with salivary dysfunction and by default, Sjögren’s syndrome, a little-understood but extremely prevalent autoimmune condition.

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Follow-up oral care: The new normal for childhood cancer survivors

Today, because of advances in treatment, more than eight out of 10 children treated for cancer survive at least five years, most into adulthood. However, the same treatments that help these children survive can also cause immediate and late-term health effects, even in the mouth.

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Partnership provides care to uninsured in Irving, cuts down on dental-related emergency room visits

A new partnership between Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and Baylor Health Care System is shifting patients out of the emergency room for dental-related pain and into

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Adventurous dental students seek training opportunities in rural — and sometimes forbidding — locations

From the Southwest to the Far North, students from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry serve Native American patient groups through a public health externship.

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New oral and maxillofacial radiology residency to feature interprofessional training with Texas A&M College of Medicine

With approval of a new oral and maxillofacial radiology residency, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry joins only a handful of dental schools in the U.S. with an advanced education program dedicated to the specialty.

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Operation Lone Star 2014

Students from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry joined the ranks of military and medical personnel to serve thousands in this full-scale emergency response exercise.

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Healthy teeth for kids: 3 pointers every parent should know

Make sure your child's dental health is as sparkling as his or her new school supplies in this back-to-school season.

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Dental students serve in Jamaica over summer break

As summer clinic drew to a close, nine dental students boarded a flight bound for Jamaica, where many of their patients were treated in dental chairs unlike any the students had ever seen.

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