Dentists

Publication Title: 
Dental Clinics of North America

In the late 1960's, preventive health care began to gain in popularity in the United States and the movement carried over into the 1970's. During this time, sizable decreases in deaths from heart disease, strokes, and accidents have been noted. As a result, the lowest death rate in the history of this country (8.9 per 1000) occurred in both 1975 and 1976. Since 1970, an increase in longevity has been documented and it can be said that Americans are living longer--not just longer but hopefully better!

Author(s): 
Cooper, K. H.
Christen, A. G.
Publication Title: 
General Dentistry

Overcoming denial and admitting to having a chemical dependency problem is a hurdle that is extraordinarily difficult for anyone to handle without professional assistance. Addicted health care professionals often become even more deeply enmeshed in denial of their problem. They refuse help because they see themselves as educated beyond the level of those who are attempting to help them, and because they fear professional humiliation. Dental professionals who become aware of a colleague's chemical dependence, have an ethical duty to intervene in a constructive way.

Author(s): 
Chiodo, G. T.
Tolle, S. W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Dental Education

Dentists and the dental team have been encouraged to become an important part of the effort to curb tobacco use. Many health insurance policies, however, do not cover tobacco cessation programs, especially by dentists. The generosity of insurance for tobacco cessation has been found to influence the use of these programs.

Author(s): 
Damiano, P. C.
Publication Title: 
Pediatric Dentistry

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between private dentists' attitudes toward Medicaid and Medicaid patients and their extent of Medicaid participation. METHODS: A survey was mailed to all Medicaid dentists in Alabama in 2003 (N = 518). Descriptive statistics were calculated, and multiple regression models were tested. The "dentists' extent of participation" was a measure of the percentage of Medicaid patients seen in one month.

Author(s): 
Al Agili, Dania E.
Pass, Mary Ann
Bronstein, Janet M.
Lockwood, Stuart A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Dental Education

The purpose of this study was to produce a valid scale for use in measuring the values of dental students and practitioners--the lack of which has impeded research on professionalism in dentistry. Following standard scale development procedures, we had focus groups of dental practitioners (N=23) develop a ninety-nine-item pool of value terms related to dentistry. Next, Canadian dentists (N=449) rated the relevance of each item through an online survey. They also rated the values in a generic values measure, Schwartz's Values Scale.

Author(s): 
Langille, Angela D.
Catano, Victor M.
Boran, Thomas L.
Cunningham, Donald P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP

OBJECTIVE: To explore the undergraduate dental students' insight of their professionalism development through Focus Group Discussions (FGD). STUDY DESIGN: Constructivist approach using qualitative phenomenological design. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Fatima Memorial Hospital, College of Dentistry, Lahore, from April to June 2011.

Author(s): 
Ashar, Abid
Ahmad, Amina
Publication Title: 
British Dental Journal

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 heralded wide reaching reforms intended to place clinicians at the heart of the health service. For NHS general dental practice, the conduits for this clinical leadership are the NHS England local professional networks. In Greater Manchester, the local professional network has developed and piloted a clinician led quality improvement project: 'Healthy Gums DO Matter, a Practitioner's Toolkit'.

Author(s): 
Moore, D.
Saleem, S.
Hawthorn, E.
Pealing, R.
Ashley, M.
Bridgman, C.
Publication Title: 
Dental Items of Interest
Author(s): 
Moss, A. A.
Publication Title: 
The New York State Dental Journal
Author(s): 
Miller, S.
Publication Title: 
International Dental Journal

Increasing materialism in society is resulting in more wide spread nervous tension in all age groups. While some degree of nervous tension is necessary in everyday living, its adverse effects require that we must learn to bring it under control. Total tension is shown to have two components: a controllable element arising from factors in the environment and the inbuilt uncontrollable residue which is basic in the individual temperament.

Author(s): 
Newbury, C. R.

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