Radiography is an indispensable tool used in dentistry. It allows for the detection of diseases and other abnormalities, as well as the monitoring of disease progression over time. Nevertheless, ionizing radiation, commonly referred to as X-rays, carries an inherent risk of harm to the patient....

Infection control represents specific procedures required for a healthcare setting as a means of preventing the spread of disease. A series of particular recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to be used in all dental offices across the country. Every dental specialist...

Several myths and misconceptions are circulating out there in regards to dental hygiene. While this is true for pretty much everything, when it comes to your oral health, it's best to separate fact from fiction so that you don't regret it down the line. To that...

Missing teeth can affect not only your smile and self-confidence but also your overall oral health. Tooth loss will sometimes lead to further problems such as misalignment of other teeth as well as the deterioration of the entire jawbone. Luckily, however, with more recent developments in...

When we think about the profession of dentistry, we generally think of our dentist's office where we regularly (hopefully) go for a checkup, teeth cleanings, cavity fillings, and other such procedures. In reality, this profession expands much further than the local office around the corner, and...

Radiation biology, or more commonly known as radiobiology, is a field of clinical and basic medical sciences that studies the action of ionizing radiation on living things. Radiobiology is particularly interested in the health effects of radiation. Generally, ionizing radiation is harmful, or even lethal,...

There are several types of dental specialists and professions available. Among them, we have general dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and the list can go on. One of the most popular of these professions is the dental assistant. Most that opt for this role...

When on the topic of dental assistants, we have to realize that there is more than one type. Depending on their qualifications, dental assistants can classify as front office or back office. Front office dental assistants have a more administrative role, greeting patients, scheduling appointments,...

When talking about dental assistants, it's important to remember that there are several types, each with its own duties and responsibilities. On the one hand, there are Hygiene, Clinical Dental, Endodontic, Orthodontist, and Expanded Duties Dental Assistants, while on the other hand, we have Office...