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Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health That Leaves No One Behind

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Alexandria, Va., USA — The health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have already had a dramatic impact on the prevailing oral health care model and will continue to do so. The paper “Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health That Leaves No One Behind,” published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), promotes the use of digital tools to offer opportunities to improve healthy behavior, lower risk factors common to oral diseases and other noncommunicable diseases and contribute to reducing oral health inequalities.

Role of Aspirating System Type in SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Among Dental Staff

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Alexandria, Va., USA — High-volume aspirators are recommended in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the study “SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Among Dental Staff and the Role of Aspirating Systems” published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), shows that the type of aspirating system significantly affects the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among dental specialists.

Study Published in the Journal of Dental Research Demonstrates That Oropharyngeal Secretions May Help Reduce False Negative Test Results From Patients Who Were Treated for COVID-19

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Alexandria, Va., USA — As the global battle to understand and eliminate the coronavirus continues, a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research demonstrates that testing of oropharyngeal secretions (OS) may reduce the number of false negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have seemingly recovered from the disease.

Dental Care And Oral Health Under The Clouds of COVID-19 Invited Commentary From JDR Clinical & Translational Research

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April 24, 2020, Alexandria, Va. USAJDR Clinical & Translational Research has published an invited commentary by researchers at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, N.Y., USA on dental care and the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the provision of dental care and protecting patients and staff during the pandemic. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant gaps in the collective response of global healthcare systems to a public health emergency,” said JDR Clinical & Translational Research Editor-in-Chief Jocelyne Feine. “Though dentistry is a relatively small part in the COVID-19 response, dental professionals and organizations should take this opportunity to assess the role of dental care professionals in a global public health emergency.”

The authors reviewed current evidence related to the impact of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 on dental care and oral health with the aim to help dental professionals better understand the risks of disease transmission in dental settings, strengthen protection against nosocomial infections and identify areas of COVID-19 related oral health research. 

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