Dentistry

Saving cracked teeth begins with early diagnosis

There's a fine line between a treatable and non-treatable cracked tooth. Good news is, patients can take the offensive against this oral health concern and avert the consequences with early diagnosis and preventative care.

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Adolescents most at risk with e-cigarettes, yet teen usage soars

Teenagers are among the fastest growing groups of electronic cigarette consumers in the U.S. They may also be the most vulnerable to the devices’ physical and psychological side effects, according to experts from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Tobacco Treatment Services.

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Health Science Center announces 2015 Commencement ceremonies, speakers

State and national healthcare leaders will address students graduating in medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and dentistry.

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Symposium gives more than 60 dental students an opportunity to present their research

More than 60 students from the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry will present research at the school's 42nd Annual Research Scholars Day in April.

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Pearly whites: Is there such a thing as too much bleaching?

Many of us strive for the perfect, bright white smile that lights up a room. For some, people, this means bleaching, bleaching and more bleaching; but is it possible to over bleach? Are there any unintended consequences on our pursuit toward the perfect smile? While there aren’t any major health effects to bleaching on a regular basis, there are some important concepts to keep in mind when deciding how often to bleach.

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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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Officers of the dental schools's ASDA chapter gather after a Dec. 2 Mock Congress debate

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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