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Gums Under Attack

We all know what contributes to gum disease—poor brushing, forgetting to floss, avoiding checkups, smoking. But what about a tough day at the office or dire financial straits?

Support for Caregivers Needed to Improve Oral Health of Adults with Dev. Disabilities

First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough

An Inclusive Practice

Dentists and other health-care providers need to create a welcoming environment for LGBT patients. (Illustration: TheiSpot/Jing Tsong)

Helping Hands

Who were these teenagers? Alexandra Bassett, D14, first noticed them on the postgraduate floor at One Kneeland, where they were quietly lending a hand with suction or passing along instruments during procedures. She knew they were dental assisting students who showed up regularly but without much fanfare. Curious, and not particularly shy, Bassett ...