September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day

September 16, 2009

Every year on September 21, Alzheimer’s Disease associations across the globe recognize World Alzheimer’s Day.  This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Day is ‘Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner’.

Across the globe scientists are aiming to establish a link between oral health and Alzheimers.  For example, the British Dental Health Foundation received a grant to study the links between memory and oral health.

Other studies have examined a possible connection between dental fillings and Alzheimers.

For additional information on the role of oral health in Alzheimer’s disease, Bibby library has compiled a list of articles , indexed in Pubmed, that pertain to dentistry’s role in diagnosing and caring for these patients.


Dentistry Journals Online

April 22, 2008

Two more of our journal subscriptions now provide online access.

  • Australian Dental Journal
  • Special Care in Dentistry

Both of these journals can be accessed by selecting Dentistry E-Journals  from the Bibby library website.

Your library account is required for off-site access.

Denture Cleansers: Update

March 14, 2008

According to the American Dental Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted a Public Health Notification for health professionals on its Web site regarding possible allergic reactions from denture cleansers.

Read more:

New Review: Treatment of Adult Chronic Periodontitis

March 7, 2008

The Cochrane Oral Health Group has published a new review “Full-mouth disinfection for the treatment of adult chronic periodontitis”.  The objective of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of full-mouth disinfection or full-mouth scaling compared to conventional quadrant scaling for periodontitis.

Read the abstract here.

Geriatric Dentistry Resources

February 14, 2008

The following is a list of Geriatric Dentistry books available at Bibby Library:

  • Clinician’s guide to oral health in geriatric patients / Ship, J/ Mohammad, AR editors. WU 490 C6414 1999
  • Gerodontology / edited by Ian Barnes and Angus Walls. WU 490 G377 1994
  • Dental care for the elderly / editors, Bertram Cohen, Hamish Thomson.  WU 490 D4141 1986
  • Geriatric dentistry : a textbook of oral gerontology / Holm-Pedersen, P & Löe, H.  WU 490 G369 1986
  • Oral health and aging : an interdisciplinary approach to geriatric dentistry. Tryon, AF WU 490 O632 1996
  • Dental treatment of the elderly / Bates,  Adams and Stafford. WU 490 B329d 1984

The following journals pertaining to Geriatric Dentistry are available at Bibby Library:

  • Gerodontology:  1982-2007 in print at Bibby library
                                  1997-present available online.  Access onsite or offsite with library account.
  • Special Care in Dentistry:  1981-present available in print at Bibby library

The following are a list of websites pertaining to Geriatric Dentistry:

Are there others?  Please comment below.

Resources for Older Adult Patients from the ADA

November 5, 2007

The November ADA Community Brief  contains information and resources to help dental professionals address the needs of their geriatric populations.  Read more here….

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