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A Call to Action

Helen Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH, and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MPH


Two Institute of Medicing reports paint a dire picture of oral health and access to care problems in the United States, but provide solutions on how to fix them.

Create an Opportunity for Intervention

David A. Reznik, DDS & Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH


The dental team can play an important role in all phases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus care continuum – from diagnosis to disease management.

Dry Mouth & Older Adults

NIDCR | December 2018

The Concise Oral Exam

NIDCR | July 16, 2018

International Dental Journal supplement on oral health for an ageing population now online
FDI World Dental | January 9, 2018
NATAP: Regular Exercise/Immunity-Aging
JADA Looks At Effectiveness Of Fluoride Varnish Treatment For Carious Lesions

Dental Treatment Research

Evaluation of dental students' knowledge and patient care towards HIV/ AIDS individuals

Eur J Dent Educ. 2019 Jan 25. doi: 10.1111/eje.12423

Dental care utilization: patterns and predictors in persons living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada.

J Public Health Dent. 2019 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12304

Severe periodontitis is more common in HIV- infected patients

J Infect. 2018 Dec 5

Study to explore link between HIV and tooth decay

Dentistry Today | October 15, 2018

Alterations in oral microbiota in HIV-infected individuals related to pulmonary function

20th International Workshop on Co-morbidities and Adverse Drug Reactions in HIV

Effects of non-surgical periodontal therapy on clinical and immunological profile and oral colonization of Candida spp in HIV-infected patients with chronic periodontitis

J Periodontol. 2018 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/JPER.18-0197

Gingival Recession and Localized Aggressive Periodontitis Among HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Aug 9. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002166.

The association between oral disease and type of antiretroviral therapy among perinatally HIV-Infected youth

AIDS. 2018 Aug 8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001965.

Transgender HIV status, self-perceived dental care barriers, and residents' stigma, willingness to treat them in a community dental outreach program: Cross-sectional study

Spec Care Dentist. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1111/scd.12315

Oral microbiota in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection
Microbiome. 2018 May 31;6(1):100. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0484-6
Relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection and chronic periodontitis
Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2018 Mar 29
Survival of dental implants placed in HIV-positive patients: a systematic review
Ageing with HIV - a periodontal perspective
New Microbiol. 2018 Jan;41(1):61-66
"It was pain. That's it. It was pain." Lack of oral health care among otherwise healthy young adults living with HIV in South Africa: A qualitative study
PLoS One. 2017 Dec 22;12(12):e0188353. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188353. eCollection 2017.
Factors associated with dental caries, periodontitis and intra-oral lesions in individuals with HIV/AIDS
AIDS Care. 2017 Nov 10:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1400640

Delayed tooth emergence in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2016 Oct

Association among oral symptoms, oral health-related quality of life, and health-related quality of life in a sample of adults living with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia

BMC Oral Health. 2017 Aug 22

Evaluation of salivary flow rate and gustatory function in HIV-positive patients with or without highly active antiretroviral therapy

Eur J Dent. 2017 Apr-Jun;11(2):226-231. doi: 10.4103/ejd.ejd_289_16
Diabetes Enhances IL-17 Expression and Alters the Oral Microbiome to Increase Its Pathogenicity

Evaluation of salivary uric acid and pH in human immunodeficiency virus infected patients: A historical cohort study

Infect Disord Drug Targets | Apr 28, 2017

Key Facts

Dental Patient Education
Treatment Planning and Ongoing Care
From the JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association) Dental Management of the HIV-Infected Patient, 1995 & the American Academy of Oral Medicine
HIV And The Dental Team
Now Available: 2011 Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
Breaking Down Barriers
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
HIV and the Mouth
The AIDS InfoNet

News Updates

Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2013–2016

CDC | February 1, 2019

Efforts to Expand Access to Oral Health Care to Continue in 2019 | The Pew Charitable Trusts

PEW Trust | January 15, 2019

Prevalence of oral diseases in systemically compromised and healthy patients

JADA | December 2018

Special Projects of National Significance

Severe periodontitis is more common in HIV- infected patients

J Infect. 2018 Dec 5

Could Dentists Relieve Physician Shortages, Manage Chronic Disease?

ADA | December 2018

Action For Dental Health Act Signed Into Law

ADA | December 11, 2018

Missouri’s Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits Reducing ED Visits, Data Show

American Dental Association | November 30, 2018

Dental caries on the rise among HIV patients

New Vision | November 16, 2018

ADA stresses importance of HPV vaccine

Study: Oral disorders top global health burdens

DrBicuspid.com | November 13, 2018

Vitamin D deficiency and periodontal clinical attachment loss in HIV-seropositive women: A secondary analysis conducted in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2018 Jun;125(6):567-573. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2018.02.006. Epub 2018 Feb 19

Management of Periodontal Disease

Clinical Guidelines Program | January 2017

HIV Linked to Higher Odds of Anemia, Neutropenia, and Thrombocytopenia
HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow 2018, October 28-31, 2018, Glasgow

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care: Communication, Coordination and Referral

National Academy of Medicine | October 8, 2018

$1.85 million grant supports scientist's study of tooth decay in young HIV patients

EurekAlert | October 3, 2018

OHA's Older Adult Symposium - Short Report of Findings

Oral Health America 2018

States Showcase New Programs that Integrate Oral Health and Primary Care - NASHP

NASHP | Sept 11, 2018

Oral health-related quality of life as a predictor of subjective well-being among older adults-A decade-long longitudinal cohort study

Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 6. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12416


Oral health and health-related quality of life in HIV patients

BMC Oral Health2018

Surgeon General Commissions Report on Oral Health

NIH | August 2018

Controlling caries in exposed root surfaces with silver diamine fluoride

PubMed | August 2018

Early cART initiation improves dental outcomes in kids

Healio | August 8, 2018

School of Dentistry Gets US$300000 to Fund HIV/AIDS Training

Adventist Review | July 24, 2018

School of Dentistry awarded nearly $300000 in HIV/AIDS curriculum funding

Loma Linda University Health | July 19, 2018

Needham dentist volunteers to help HIV-positive orphans in India
Wicked Local | June 19, 2018
Minnesota Dental Association Seeking to Put Teeth in Medicaid Reimbursement for State's Children
PR Newswire | June 11, 2018
Benefit cap set for Iowa Medicaid dental plans
Sioux City Journal (Cedar Rapids Gazette} | June 11, 2018
Differences in the mouths of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of dental decay
EurekAlert | July 10, 2018
Rural America is suffering a real crisis in dental care
The Kansas City Star | June 9, 2018
New Illinois budget will help adults on Medicaid get prevention dental services
Riverbender | June, 6, 2018
June JADA Examines US Immigrants’ Oral Health Status.
JADA | June 2018
Data show young adults twice as likely as older adults to visit the ED for antibiotic-related ADEs
CDC | April 6, 2018
Novel oral anticoagulants and bleeding risk in patients undergoing dental treatment
Assessment of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing among a large cohort of general dentists in the United States
J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 May;149(5):372-381.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.11.034
ADA, NIH Aim To Collaborate To Address Dentistry’s Place In Preventing Opioid Misuse
Dentistry in the News | April 2, 2018
Antibiotic Therapy Duration in US Adults With Sinusitis
JAMA Network | March 26, 2018
House Passes Action For Dental Health Act
Trends in FQHC Oral Health Care
Target Center | March 7, 2018
Dentition Status and Treatment Needs among Women involved in Sex Work as a Profession in the Red Light District of Pune, Maharashtra, India: A Cross-sectional Study
J Contemp Dent Pract. 2018 Mar 1;19(3):269-272
Dentists Ask For More Funding For Treating Patients With Medicaid
WPR | February 27, 2018
Vitamin D deficiency and periodontal clinical attachment loss in HIV-seropositive women: A secondary analysis conducted in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2018 Feb 19
NYTimes: Lack Of Medicaid Dental Coverage Affects Health, Employment Prospects
New York Times | February 19, 2018
Consumer Reports Discusses Dental Health With Aging
Consumer Reports | November 30, 2017
Oral health camp held for children infected with HIV
The Hindu | November 28, 2017
Knowledge, attitudes and practices surrounding occupational blood-borne pathogen exposure amongst students in two Chinese dental schools
Eur J Dent Educ. 2016 Nov;20(4):206-212. doi: 10.1111/eje.12162. Epub 2015 Jul 16
Xerostomia Is “A Common Side Effect” Of Some Prescription Medications
Prevention Magazine | November 16, 2017
High Comfort Level With STI Self-Tests in HIV Group; Results Match Provider Tests
IDWeek2017/IDSA, October 4-8, 2017, San Diego
ADA: “Amalgam Is A Valuable, Viable And Safe Choice”
Dentistry in the News

Correlation of CD4 count with cariogenic oral flora indicators and dental caries in HIV-seropositive children undergoing antiretroviral therapy in Mangaluru, South India.

J Investig Clin Dent. 2017 Sep 1.

Patients with HIV, AIDS, served at new MAO Dental Clinic

Montgomery Advertiser | September 1, 2017

Study: Slight Drop In Measles Vaccinations Could Trigger Measles Outbreak

JAMA Network | July 31, 2017

Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress and Opportunities

CDC | July 31, 2017

IDHEF: Seminar focused on Maryland's approach to interdisciplinary care of HIV patients

Dentistry IQ | June 20, 2017

CDC QuickStats: Percentage of Adults with Diabetes Aged 65+ Years Who Saw Selected Types of Health Professionals in the Past 12 Months - NHIS 2015

CDC | May 19, 2017

A national imperative: Oral health services in Medicare

JADA | May 2017
HPI Develops New State-Level Approach To Measuring Access To Dental Care

The Devastating Effects of Dental Inequality in America

New Republic | May 25, 2017

Arab dentists' refusal to treat HIV positive patients: a survey of recently graduated dentists from three Arab dental schools

PubMed | April 21, 2017

Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in oral wash from immunosuppressed patients as a diagnostic tool

PLoS One. 2017 Mar 30

Children Without Dental Coverage More Likely To Have Unmet Dental Needs, Survey Finds

HealthDay (4/10, Preidt)

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force honors Shadyside dentist

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Mar 15, 2017

Dentistry advocates aim to fill Medicare gaps

USA Today | March 2, 2017

Work-related infections in dentistry: risk perception and preventive measures

Clin Oral Investig. 2017 Jan 18

Potential gingival crevicular fluid and serum biomarkers by stage of HIV infection

Science Direct | Volume 91, March 2017, Pages 96–103

Digital Stories of Oral and HIV Health

Special Health Resources for Texas: Dental Program
AIDS Care Group
HIV Alliance