Sometimes topics for opinion pieces just fall out of the sky. Last week, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the new estimate for the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine during the second half of the 2018-2019 “flu season” was only nine percent.… Read More
Gluten intolerance is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and, increasingly, worldwide. Celiac sprue is a more specific disorder, characterized by gluten intolerance along with autoantibodies to the protein, transglutaminase, which builds crosslinks in undigested fragments of gliadin, a major constituent of gluten (Green & Cellier, 2007).… Read More
The use of a dental ultrasonic descaler may be associated with biological hazards to structures within the oral cavity. Thermal hazards may result from either frictional contact between the oscillating probe and tooth or from absorption of acoustic energy within the tooth.