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Patients Can Ask Dentists About Vaccination Status

2023-11-13T19:17:40+08:00

Australian dental specialists. The Washington Post (8/6, Chiu) reported, "It is not a violation of the oft-cited HIPAA federal privacy law to ask" dental specialists or other healthcare professionals "if they are vaccinated." The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "noted in a guidance that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to maintain the confidentiality of employee medical information, including whether they've received a coronavirus vaccine." In most cases, this guidance means that "an employer who is asked whether individual employees are vaccinated cannot answer that question." But "the fact that an employer can't disclose information doesn't mean" people are barred from [...]

Patients Can Ask Dentists About Vaccination Status2023-11-13T19:17:40+08:00

Tooth Loss Associated With Cognitive Decline, Research Suggests

2023-11-13T19:17:44+08:00

HealthDay (7/8, Preidt) reports, "Tooth loss is tied to an increased risk of dementia," according to researchers who "analyzed 14 studies that included more than 34,000 older adults and nearly 4,700 with diminished thinking ('cognitive function') skills. The researchers "found that adults with more tooth loss had 1.48 times the risk of developing impaired thinking and a 1.28 times increased risk of dementia." The meta-analysis was published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. DrBicuspid (7/8, Madans) reports that the researchers also found a "dose response" between "losing a tooth and cognitive impairment, meaning a greater number of missing [...]

Tooth Loss Associated With Cognitive Decline, Research Suggests2023-11-13T19:17:44+08:00

Researchers Identify Strategy To Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleanings

2023-11-13T19:17:49+08:00

Becker's Dental Review (6/30, Portalatin) reported researchers at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry "have developed a method to reduce aerosols during dental cleanings, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association." Dentistry Today (6/30) reported that the study found "the combined use of a high-volume evacuator (HVE) with an intraoral suction device significantly reduces the amount of microbial aerosols generated during dental cleanings." Researchers "at the school found a threefold reduction in microbial aerosols with the simultaneous use of an HVE plus an additional suction device placed in a patient's mouth compared to using an [...]

Researchers Identify Strategy To Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleanings2023-11-13T19:17:49+08:00

AAE in the News: Researchers Say Psychological Conditions Can Increase TMD Pain Risk

2023-11-13T19:17:53+08:00

Becker's Dental Review (6/28, Masson) reported psychological conditions, "pain disorders, sleep disorders and orofacial symptoms can increase the risk of developing first-onset temporomandibular disorders, according to a study published by The Journal of the American Dental Association." Researchers "analyzed potential risk contributors of 2,737 participants of the Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment data set." They "found people with any psychological conditions, pain disorders, sleep disorders or orofacial symptoms had a higher chance of developing first-onset TMD."

AAE in the News: Researchers Say Psychological Conditions Can Increase TMD Pain Risk2023-11-13T19:17:53+08:00
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