My Dental Key: Democratizing Dental Education And Promoting Oral Health For All

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral health diseases, most of which can be prevented. According to data released by the World Health Organization, the combined global prevalence of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss has plateaued at 45%.[1] Increasingly, experts agree that moving the needle requires better training for oral health professionals and a more diverse workforce that can meet the needs of children and their families where they live, grow, work, play and learn.Enter My Dental Key (MDK), a women-owned start-up founded at Harvard University that is transforming oral health education by producing top-tier, medical-grade digital training for oral health professionals worldwide and emphasizing oral health promotion and prevention as key to a healthier future for all. My Dental Key was created by dental students for dental students and other oral health professionals. Recognizing that there was little in the way of validated resources to supplement their education and clinical training, in 2020, the students launched MDK, a digital learning platform that provides expert-verified information, videos, illustrations, and step-by-step procedure modules that enable students and other health professionals across the globe to perform oral health care procedures with a high level of confidence and proficiency. Partnering with Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) – Colgate-Palmolive's ...
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CONCLUSION: Diet drinks consumption may not be associated with increased risk of dental caries. However, more studies should be conducted in order to confirm this finding.PMID:34862864 | DOI:10.1922/CDH_00154Samman07
Source: Community Dental Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
This study seeks to understand better the mechanisms underlying the increased risk of caries in HIV-infected school-aged Nigerian children by examining the relationship between the plaque microbiome and perina...
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Dental caries is associated with Biological, behavioral, socioeconomic, and environmental factors; however, socioeconomic status is a distal determinant of dental caries development that modulates exposure to ...
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
. Vettore The article examines the common determinants of childhood dental caries and obesity. Longitudinal data from the Born in Bradford cohort study (BiB1000) (n = 1735) and dental data (dental general anaesthetics (GA) and oral health survey 2014/15) (n = 171) were used to test a framework on the social determinants of childhood dental caries (decayed, missing, filled teeth (dmft) index) and obesity (body mass index (BMI)). The BiB1000 data were collected at pregnancy week 26–28 and after birth at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months. The determinants were demographics, wellbeing, socio-economic status (SES), diet...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Based on antimicrobial tests and cytotoxicity results, the Thrombocidin-1 peptide may be useful as a safe antibacterial agent against some oral pathogens in dental materials.PMID:34825862 | DOI:10.2174/0929866528666211126161928
Source: Protein and Peptide Letters - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The observed regional gradients in caries experience mirrored regional differences in dental routines and procedures. Caries-related risk behaviours did not explain the observed differences in caries experience.PMID:34818125 | DOI:10.1080/00016357.2021.2005824
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
gano Lombardo Dental caries and periodontal disease represent a health problem and a social cost for the entire population, and in particular for socio-economically disadvantaged individuals who are less resistant to disease. The aim of this review is to estimate the prevalence and severity of the two dental pathologies, caries and periodontal disease, in the different classes of socio-economically disadvantaged subjects and to understand which of them are most affected. A systematic search of the literature was performed in MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE and Web of Science after establishing a suitable search strateg...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Systematic Review Source Type: research
This study investigated the cross-sectional associations between exposure to nine Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and U.S. children’s and adolescent’s oral health outcomes. Data from 41,294 participants of the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) were analyzed. Past year exposure to ACE, oral health outcomes (decayed teeth, bleeding gums, and condition of the teeth), and child and caregiver sociodemographic factors were self-reported. Using SAS v. 9.4, propensity score weighted, multilevel survey-logistic regression estimated adjusted odds ratios (AORs) and 95% Confidence Inte...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Several psychosocial factors, HIV-infection and HCV-infection were associated with higher number of decayed and missing teeth.PMID:34803049 | DOI:10.1353/hpu.2021.0172
Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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