The Dental Clinics are closed through at least May 4 to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. For dental emergencies, please contact your primary care physician or nearest hospital.
Dentists, emergency room doctors and primary care physicians need to ease up on prescribing antibiotics for dental issues in patients who are otherwise healthy and have no manifestation of systemic disease. That’s according to an American Dental Association (ADA) clinical practice guideline co-authored by Dr. Anita Aminoshariae, professor of endodontics.
On February 1, the Dental Clinic will be offering free dental cleanings, oral health screenings, and radiographs to new adult (18 years of age or older) patients from 9 a.m. to noon. All treated guests will receive a New Patient Admitting fee voucher worth $90 and patients qualifying to be a board exam patient will receive an additional $100 voucher for future dental treatment. One guest will be randomly selected for a tooth whitening kit prize. Discounted parking is available via E 97th or E 93rd Street. Call 216.368.6800 for more information.
Dr. Anita Aminoshariae, professor in the Department of Endodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, was elected to serve on the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Dental Association. The American Dental Association is the oldest and largest assemblage of dental-care professionals, and Aminoshariae is one of only 16 members who were selected from around the country to serve on the council. Find out more about the American Dental Association’s council here.
Obesity and gum disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States, and studies now show that these conditions may be related. The new study, co-authored by Dr. Andres Pinto, professor of oral and maxillofacial medicine and diagnostic sciences, explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between the two conditions.