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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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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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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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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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Tobacco cessation training helps dental students coach patients to quit

A multi-year tobacco cessation curriculum means dental students gain knowledge in behavioral intervention, the use of pharmacotherapy and motivational interviewing. This promotes the confidence for them to actively motivate and assist patients who want to quit tobacco use.

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Tao brings $1.25 million in funding to research stress and chronic pain

Just what is the role of stress when it comes to healing? What if there were ways to identify, pre-surgery, what patients are most inclined to suffer from chronic pain as a result of their procedure and then to manage that pain?

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