Learn about Oral Health and HIV/Aids

December 1, 2011

Today is World AIDS Day.  An annual event that began in 1988, World AIDS Day unites people in the fight against HIV.

Here are a few resources dental professionals can use to assist in managing patients with Aids.


Check out VisualDx, a Diagnostic App for your iPhone

December 1, 2010

VisualDx is a visual tool that allows clinicians to enter a patient’s symptoms and compare visual findings to a large database of medical and dental images. The database includes images from oral mucosal lesions.

Now URMC users can download the VisualDx Mobile App for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The app is free.

To get the app:

  1. Go to http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/hslt/miner/
  2. In the upper left side of the page, select the link for VisualDx
  3. If you are off site you will be prompted for your URMC log on
  4. In the center of the page that opens, select the link for “Get VisualDx for your iPhone and iPad”
  5. Complete the form to request user name & password and then follow instructions for downloading app.

More iPhone Apps for Dental Professionals

March 5, 2009

The following is a list of iPhone applications pertaining to dentistry:
(updated March 5, 2010)

3D Teeth ($1.99): General information about teeth and mouth, shown in 3D. Information on dental caries, dental disease, implants and dental care.

3D Head and Neck Skeleton System: Concentrates on the bones of the head and neck. Allows user to zoom in and identify an individual bone or part of a bone.

Anatomy of the head and neck ($2.99) Quiz

Anatomy of the Mouth: (.99) Flash card app to help you learn names, locations and functions of various parts of the mouth

Brush: (free) toothbrush timer that alerts you when it is time to change sections

Brush It Up (.99) – game to teach kids how to brush their teeth

Cavity Free 3D (free):  teach patients how to properly brush and floss their teeth

Checkdent (free):  Videopods about teeth, health and dental treatments

Checkdent Pro ($1.99) Includes live operation videos

Cranial Nerves ($4.99) Learn the 12 cranial nervies.  Reconstructed from a hi resolution CT scan.  Interactive

Dental Assistant (.99) Topics for DANB exams

Dental Assistant Guide ($2.99):  For those considering careers as dental assistants

Dental Care and Oral Hygiene ($3.99)

Dental Practice Monitor:  can track every major indicator in dental practice. iDPM reads data automatically from all major practice management systems. Using iDPM dentist and team members can read account receivables, patient 360, casebook, production, collection, top procedures, top patients compare with any percentile from peer group in United States and more.

Dental Prosthodontist: over 60 pictures illustrating the most varied types of prostheses and the ability to draw directly “over” the figures, it becomes an instrument in promoting oral health in their patients.

Dental Radiology ($1.99): See all teeth in x-ray format.  Includes descriptions, glossary and more.

Dental Spanish: ($3.99) designed to facilitate communication between English speaking dentists and Spanish speaking patients.

Dentist game (.99) Game: Tap the right tooth or the tooth will be decayed!

Dentistry and Dental Encyclopedia (.99) Includes graphics

Dentistry Terms (.99) Dictionary of all things Dentistry

Epocrates: Drug Reference

First Aid Q&A for NBDE Part 1 $44.99

iBrush: (free)  instructions and timer for proper brushing

iCBCT Anatomy: ($4.99): Images illustrating different anatomical landmarks of the osseous structures of the maxillofacial region and on the base of the skill.

iStudy Dental Anatomy ($2.99)

Just Brush: (free) time how long you brush your teeth

Little Dental Drug Book: quick reference resource for medications most commonly used in dental practice.

Magic Toothbrush (.99)

MedScape: provides comprehensive drug information, clinical reference, reference tools, medical news and CE.

Mouth ($4.99): Everything you could ever want to know about the mouth.

Mouth & Teeth: (free) For patients. An A-Z list of dental concepts with descriptions  your patients will understand.

Muscle Head and Neck System: Concentrates on the muscles of the head and neck. Powerful reference tools that allow the user to zoom in and identify individual muscles and to remove layers of muscle to reveal deeper muscles.

NBDE Part I Exam Prep: Practice game contains 400 questions to help you prepare for the test.  $11.99

Orashpere: (free) Dentist /patient education application describing the tooth anatomy and root canal procedures.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry: ($59.99) up-to-date advice on examination, diagnostic tests, common procedures, and in-patient care.

Pocket Grin: (free) games to inspire a cleaner, healthier mouth

Prima Wizard(free) Tool to select Prima abutment based on key criteria

Procedural Sedation and Analgesia: Provides quick access to procedural sedation and analgesia information.

PubSearch: Search PubMed from your phone

Skyscape: A broad range of Dentistry resources that provide  decision support at the point of care. You’ll gain instant access to topics that matter most to you, the Dentist, including The 5 Minute Clinical Consult for Dental Professionals and Cochrane Reviews in Oral Health.

Suturing Techniques ($3.99) Reviews suturing techniques in oral surgery

TeethTube (.99) Kick back and watch some of the best videos available on the iPhone

Tongue ($4.99) Biology and anatomy of the tongue

Toothbrush Timer: (free) time yourself while brushing teeth, track the age of your toothbrush, remember your dental appointments.

Toothconfigurator: (free) use duringpatient consultation to establish current position of anterior teeth and to alter appearance of the teeth according to the patients wiseh.

Toothie ($1.99) Guide to maintaining health teeth, gums and a beautiful smile

ToothIQ: animations

WebMD: Trusted medical and dental information.

XyloTeeth (.99) The ultimate musical instrument for dentists and their patients.

Do you have others to add to the list?


Blog Action Day: Oral Health and Poverty

October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 15th is the second annual Blog Action Day. This event aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to post about the same issue on the same day with the goal of raising awareness, triggering global discussion, and making a difference.

This year’s theme is POVERTY.

Blog Action Day calls for all bloggers to examine the issue of poverty from their own unique viewpoints and perspectives.

Poverty has long been a concern for Eastman dentistry.  In 1916, George Eastman established the Rochester Dental Dispensary so that indigent children could receive preventive dental care.  Today we offer a variety of services to the impoverished through our Community Dentistry and SMILEmobile programs.  Moreover, we look forward to increasing access to Rochester’s underserved residents with the help of our recent HEAL NY grant award.

For more information on oral health and poverty, check out these resources:


Mastering Digital Dental Photography

August 22, 2008

New Book at Bibby Library

Mastering Digital Dental Photography
Bengel, Wolfgang

Quintessence Publishing.  Provides information on digital dental photography. Topics include basic components of photography, digital technique, camera systems suitable for dental photography, photographing small objects, copying radiographs, image editing, special problems, Photoshop procedures, and more.  

This book may be borrowed for two weeks.


Oral Lichen Planus: Resources

August 18, 2008

MayoClinic.com has provided information for patients diagnosed with Oral Lichen Planus.  The website includes a definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, diagnosis, treatment and more.  Click here to view the site.

A list of systematic reviews for this condition, as indexed in Medline, can be viewed here.

Additional resources, including image databases:


Top 10 Books @ Bibby Library

August 15, 2008

The following are the ten most popular books at Bibby library.  These are used the most frequently of all the books in our collection.  If you are a student, faculty or staff member of the University of Rochester, you can borrow them too!

10. Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics /  McNamara, Brudon, Kokich

9.   Carranza’s clinical periodontology

8.   Phillips’ science of dental materials

7.   Orthodontics : current principles and techniques / Graber,Vanarsdall

6.   Stewart’s clinical removable partial prosthodontics.

5.   Fundamentals of operative dentistry : a contemporary approach / Summitt, Robbins

4.   Principles and practice of implant dentistry / Weiss

3.   Contemporary orthodontics / Proffitt

2.   Essentials of facial growth / Enlow

1.   Periodontal surgery : a clinical atlas / Sato


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