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Lansing, MI 48912
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Phone: 517-371-5342
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Dental Resources

These sites are listed here only as a general reference. Derksen Dentistry has no affiliation to these sites and simply provides these links as a resource to help those interested in these topics.

General Sites

Dental Related Internet Resources (New York University College of Dentistry)

DH Links
Provided by Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS. She includes lists of sites by dental hygienists, and also lists of research sites for dental hygienists, state associations and professional organizations, chat rooms and mailing lists, continuing education, patient information sites, journals, healthcare-related sites, etc.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources: Oral Health / Dental Hygiene
A list of lists of dental resources created by Eric Rumsey, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health
UW Health contains information, news, and sites related to medicine and public health including helpful resources related to dentistry. You can even find a local doctor or professional through this site. This particular page is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Health Sciences Library.

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry contains sites about many health subjects and news created by medical librarians. It is an excellent resource, with links to Web resources with original content. This particular page is sponsored by the University of Michigan Dentistry Library.

HSLS Dentistry (University of Pittsburgh, Health Science Library System)
Formerly known as the Dentistry Homepage. HSLS has information on the latest e-books, research, and updates related to dentistry and other health sciences.

Martindale’s Health Science Guide: “Virtual” Dental Center
Links to dictionaries and glossaries, dental anatomy browsers, online journals, teaching files and cases, courses and tutorials, dental imaging, etc.


Associations and Organizations

ADA Online (The American Dental Association)
Includes the ADA Member Directory, consumer health information, information about dental sciences careers and education, etc.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Includes consumer health information, career information, information about conferences, areas for members only, and related links.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Has parent education materials and links to other dental sites.

American Academy of Periodontology

American College of Prosthodontics
Includes a Related Links page.

American Dental Education Association (formerly American Association of Dental Schools)
The ADEA site includes several sections and special interest groups, including Dental Hygiene Education, Dental Laboratory Technology Education, Biomaterials, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics, Periodontics, etc.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Materials Group (DMG-IADR)

International and American Associations for Dental Research

National Association of Dental Laboratories

National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and DHNet
Includes the Library and Research Forum with links to DHNet, and a database of dental hygiene research.

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research


Dental Hygiene and Dental Technology Education

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dental Hygiene

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dental Technology

Accredited Dental Hygiene Programs
From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene and Dental Laboratory Technology Education Programs
From the American Dental Association.


Licensure, Certification, and Career Information

Certification (Dental Technicians and Dental Laboratories)
Information from the National Board for Certification of the National Association of Dental Laboratories

Competencies for Entry into the Profession of Dental Hygiene
Draft document from the American Dental Education Association, Section on Dental Hygiene Education Competency Development Committee.

Dental Hygiene Licensure Facts
From the American Dental Hygienists Association site.

Dental Laboratory Technology (An ADA Fact Sheet)
The ADA also has a brochure.

Illinois Dental Practice Act
From the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Web site.

National and Regional Dental Hygiene Examination Boards
From the American Dental Hygienists Association site.


Dental Materials

Beryllium (U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
Includes links to several resources, including the April 2002 OSHA Hazard Information Bulletin, “Preventing Adverse Effects from Exposure to Beryllium in Dental Laboratories. ”

Biomaterials Properties Database
“These tables are provided as a service by the University of Michigan-NIDR Materials Science Research Center at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The tables are updated periodically from “Dental Materials and Their Selection”, 2nd ed., 1997 edited by W.J. O’Brien and published by Quintessence Publishing which holds the copyright.”

Cobalt Metal, Dust, and Fume (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

Dental Amalgam and Alternative Restorative Materials
A 1997 “Update Report to the Environmental Health Policy Committee From the Working Group on Dental Amalgam” of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dental Restorative Materials
This American Dental Association site was developed “to assist members in responding to questions, concerns and confusion among law- and policy makers, the media and the public about the safety, efficacy and esthetic qualities of the various restorative options.” Contains links to charts comparing direct and indirect dental restorative materials.

Mercury: ATSDR Fact Sheet
A fact sheet from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Effects and Side Effects of Dental Restorative Materials (National Institutes of Health, 1991)


Anatomy, Diseases, and Conditions

Basic Periodontology
Contains information about diagnosis and examination of periodontis. Also includes information about professional publications, patient resources, and periodontal programs.

Includes information about the oral manifestations of HIV infection, photos, pediatric health, commonly used and prescribed medications, dental treatment considerations, medical and public policy considerations, infection control, patient education, news updates, resources from the Centers for Disease Control, nutrition information, and links to other sites.

Oral Pathology Image Database
Contributors include Michael Finkelstein, DDS, George T. Gallagher, DMD, and Sadru P. Kabani, DMD. An Instructional Technology and Research Project of the University of Iowa.

TMJ Tutorial
By Thurman Gillespy III, M.D. and Michael L.Richardson, M.D. Part of the University of Washington Radiology site.


Prevention and Consumer Education

Ask NOAH: Dental Care
Consumer information from many sources. The site is part of the New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) project.

CDC’s Oral Health Program
Includes links to fact sheets, articles oral health from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, and news from the Centers for Disease Control.

Guide To Community Preventive Services: Oral Health
A Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

FDA Consumer: The Magazine of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Contains articles about fillings, braces, and other dental related subjects.

Health Disparities
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research page with links to “A Plan to Eliminate Health Disparities, funding opportunities, and research reports.

Healthy People 2010: Oral Health
Healthy People is a “health promotion and disease prevention initiative” based on a coalition of U.S. government agencies, non-profit organizations, professional associations, and others. This document is Chapter 21 of the Conference Edition (January 2000) of the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2010. It is also available in other file formats at the site.

MEDLINEPlus: Dental Health and Gum Disease
Links to government and other sources of information from MEDLINEPlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer health information site. It includes links to Spanish language materials.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: Health Information
Besides links to government databases, this page has links to information on many topics, including some Spanish language materials.

Pediatric Oral Health Information for Parents
Information for parents from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, including consumer health brochures, a frequently asked questions page, and a directory of pediatric dentists.

Research Reports on Oral Health Disparities From NIDCR Staff
Reports from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Special Care Resources (formerly National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse (NOHIC))
For “special care patients and health care providers.” Includes the Oral Health Database, an index to fact sheets, brochures, government publications, videocassettes, articles, etc., that focus on health-related materials and patient education.

Statistics and Data: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Health


Occupational Health, Infection Control, and Dental Devices

Center for Devices and Radiological Health
This Food and Drug Administration site contains the Good Guidance Practices Database that contains documents relating to the design, production, manufacturing, and testing of regulated products. It also include medical device reporting information, electronic product radiation control information (including lasers and diagnostic x-ray equipment),safety alerts, premarket approvals for specific devices, standards, etc. Another source for safety alerts is the FDA’sMedWatch site.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Includes news briefs and information about Bloodborne Pathogens and Dental Information.


Infection Control in Dentistry (Centers for Disease Control)
Prevention guidelines about bloodborne, airborne, and waterborne (DUWLS) organisms.

MedWatch: The FDA Medical Products Reporting Program
This program gives you an opportunity to report safety and other problems about devices, drugs, biologics, and nutritional products to the Food and Drug Administration and access Safety Notifications about products, drugs, etc.

National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site includes pages about specific topics, including Health Care Workers and Chemical Safety and MSDS, news, conferences, Federal Register notices, training, etc.

Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA)
This U.S. Department of Labor site includes materials about standards and regulations. The “Technical Links” pages provide information from many sources on a specific topic. Here are some for dental sciences professionals:

Recommended Infection-Control Practices for Dentistry, 1993
A MMWR Recommendation and Report, No.42, 1993. Also available as a page image (pdf) file.


Other Dental Links

American Dental Association Member Directory
The directory is searchable by location, member name, and specialty. The disclaimer notes that “The Directory does not contain sufficient information with which to verify dentist credentials. For further information about verifying dentist credentials, contact the Council of Membership at 312/440-2710.”

CIGNA Dental – Glossary of Dental Terms
Presented by the CIGNA Dental site.

Dentistry On-Line
A peer-reviewed electronic journal.

Oral Health In America: Report of the Surgeon General
The executive summary and full text of the report released in May 2000, as well as press releases in English and Spanish, are available on this National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research site.


*This list is an updated resource previously developed and maintained at the now defunct page at http://www.lib.siu.edu/resources/dental

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