For the proper and accurate diagnosis of the periodontal condition in a patient, it is important to have a thorough periodontal examination. This examination should include the following: HEALTH AND DENTAL HISTORY Health and dental histories. Head, neck, and oral exam. Gingival exam and bleeding index. Radiographs. Deposit evaluation and… Continue Reading The Evaluation of Periodontal Condition

Four Methods of Disease Transmission that are of dental concern 1. Personal contact—Direct contact between two people, with one being infected with an active pathogen. 2. Carrier contact—Direct contact with a carrier of the pathogen who doesn’t exhibit signs or symptoms of disease. 3. Droplet infection—Pathogens spread by talking, sneezing,… Continue Reading Methods of Disease Transmission