Dentistry

Dr. Raghunath Puttaiah

TAMBCD professor’s audience on infection control expands to anaplastology, International College of Dentists

As airborne viruses like influenza run rampant and global scares involving saliva- and blood-borne pathogens such as Ebola continue to dominate headlines, the need for proper infection control standards becomes more obvious than ever.

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Dental school dean speaks out on hot topic in Dallas: water fluoridation

Each time the debate surrounding community water fluoridation surfaces, faculty and alumni of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry take measures to ensure the oral health of the Dallas community. The dental school dean, Dr. Lawrence Wolinsky, offered his input during the Jan. 28 council meeting, and in this essay, he shares more on this important public health issue.

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Pediatric Dentistry resident Ben Curtis, D.D.S., talks to his patient.

New partnership amps up dental care for youngsters in East Dallas

A new partnership between Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and the Foremost Family Health Center means more dental care for East Dallas youngsters and increased training for dental students and pediatric dentistry residents alike.

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Dental students create awareness for importance of advocacy

A group of dental students at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry (TAMBCD) is creating unique learning experiences for their peers that they might not otherwise receive in the clinic or classroom. The topic: how state and federal legislation impacts dental students and the profession as a whole.

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Laura Gene Utt, clinical assistant professor at TAMBCD's Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, pictured in the college's third-floor general dentistry clinic.

Emphasis on personalized care: Calming anxieties benefits dental patients and providers alike

An unspoken interaction takes place at the start of nearly every dental appointment. The dental hygienist or assistant brings the patient to the chair, and before it has reclined has already assessed if the patient is feeling talkative, tired or even anxious. In many cases, no words are needed for this exchange.

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Two TAMBCD dental students perform a dental procedure on young patient in zebra-printed sunglasses.

TAMBCD reducing tooth decay one sealant at a time

Dental sealants have been compared to vaccinations because they guard against a common dental culprit known as a cavity. Because the cost of placing dental sealants is much less than treating tooth decay once it develops, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry provides extensive dental sealant outreach initiatives to ensure children receive this layer of protection.

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A holiday feast that’s good for your teeth

There’s another thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: Many elements of the traditional Turkey Day fare nourish your health and smile.

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Q&A: Navigating the mires of social media

Leigh Ann Wyatt watches an interesting transformation take place each fall. In her role as assistant professor and preclinical dental hygiene course director in the Caruth School of Dental

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Restoration in progress

Eyes, ears, noses, even faces: Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry center restores what’s missing

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