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- Emergency Dental Service Enhances Clinical, Academic MissionsOral pain, bleeding and swelling can happen for any number of reasons, and they don’t restrict themselves to regular business hours. It’s why UConn Health has had around-the-clock coverage for dental emergencies since the early 70s. “We have the largest dental emergency service in the state,” says Dr. Steven Lepowsky, senior associate dean for education […]
- New Generation of Family DentistryJeffrey Pan won’t be the first dentist in the family. Not even close. His father is a well-known family dentist in Melrose, Mass., and his mother is a professor at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. And he won’t be the last. He has a younger brother who’s a first-year student at BU Dental, […]
- Developing a Solution to the Problem of Dry MouthDry mouth. It’s listed as a possible side effect for hundreds of prescription and non-prescription medications, and can also be brought on by factors such as aging, tobacco use, cancer therapy, or autoimmune diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Also known as xerostomia, chronic dry mouth due to lack of saliva affects the quality of life for […]