Peter W Duda

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BACKGROUND The authors assessed the utilization of oral health care professionals (OHCPs) as a resource for identifying patients who were unaware of their increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS OHCPs administered a CVD risk-screening questionnaire, measured blood pressure and tested cholesterol levels, high-density lipoprotein(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic efficacy of a minipanel series to a conventional 18-radiograph full-mouth series in a disabled adult population in a university clinic. METHOD AND MATERIALS Eighty patients who attended the New Jersey Dental School special care services clinic between 2004 and 2006 were selected for a double-blind quasiexperimental(More)
OBJECTIVE Caries risk assessment is an important component of clinical practice. The goal of this project was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of two commercially available kits (the Saliva-Check mutans and the Plaque-Check pH kit; GC-America) in distinguishing caries-active from caries-free individuals. The effect of following instructions not to(More)
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