Taverna MV, Mungia R, Palmer RF, Castillo M, Heilbron L. South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN) and the Tooth Fairy Project; 2018 Apr. (Journal of Dental Hygiene Supplement 1; vol. 92, no. Sup 1).
Taverna MV, Nguyen C, Hicks B. Oral Hygiene and Self-Care in Older Adults with Dementia Generations 2016 Nov;40(3):43-48. Taverna MV, Uribe A, Nguyen C, Hernandez E, Jacks M. A Pilot Study: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Choices and Pediatric Advanced Dental Care (ADC) Texas Public Health Journal 2016 Sep;68(2):18-20. Delgado AM, Prihoda TJ, Nguyen CA, Hicks BM, Smiley LA, Taverna MV. Professional Caregivers` Oral Care Practices and Beliefs for Elderly Clients Aging in Place Journal of Dental Hygiene 2016 Aug;90(4):244-248. Showalter R, Nguyen CA, Curtis WJ, Jordan JD, Taverna MV. A Pilot Study Evaluating Dental Research Enrollment in Four Multi center Clinical Research Trials: Comparing Private Practice and University Settings The Clinical Researcher 2015 Oct;29:43-46. Courtney E. Vannah, MS, IPDH; Martha McComas, RDH, MS; Melanie Taverna, MS, RDH; Beatriz Hicks, MA, RDH; Rebecca Wright, MS, RDH. Educational Deficiencies Recognized by Independent Practice Dental Hygienists and their Suggestions for Change Journal of Dental Hygiene 2014 Dec;88:373-379. Shwartz E, Laughinghouse M, (Dental Students)
Taverna, M Assist. Professor. STOP-Bang Questionnaire Is The Most Sensitive Questionnaire For Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea UTHSCSA CATs Library #2344 Texas Dental Journal 2014 Jun;:420-420.
Mungia R, Taverna M, de La Rosa E, Heilbrun L, Mody P, Oates T, Tran H, Castillo M, Reyes, S, Suttle M, Palmer R. Tooth Fairy Study-The South Texas Oral Health Network Collaboration Texas Dental Journal 2019 Nov;. Toro J, Taverna MV. Bisphosphonates in Combination with Autologous Platelet Concentrates (APC) Lower the Incidence of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) in Patients Undergoing Dental Extractions UTHSCSA online CATs Library 2019 Jun;3384. Celestino E, Gonzalez Z, Taverna MV. CEJ Automated Probing System Is More Reliable Than Manual or The Florida Probe when Detecting Clinical Attachment Loss for Patients with Chronic Periodontitis Journal of Evidence-Based Practice for the Dental Hygienist 2016 Mar;.
Celestino E, Gonzalez ZI, Taverna MV. Automated Probing System is More Reliable Than Manual or the Florida Probe When Detecting Clinical Attachment Loss for Patients with Chronic Periodontitis UTHSCSA online CATs Library #2910 2015 Dec;.
Taverna MV, Singh R. iPhone Applications Can Increase Oral Hygiene Compliance in Adolescents UTHealth San Antonio CATS library #UTCAT3258 2017 Aug;. Taverna MV, Shwarz E. Portable vs. In-Lab Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Disorder For the Frail Elder Patient UTHSCSA CATs # 2345 2013 Mar;.
Oral Hygiene and Self-Care in Older Adults with Dementia
The devastating diagnosis of dementia has significant impacts on an older adult, especially on his or her general and oral health. Impacts upon family members also need to be considered. Caregivers, who are usually family members, lack caregiver training and can find it difficult to provide oral hygiene care and denture care. Older adults with dementia often suffer needlessly because they have difficulty communicating about oral pain or discomfort to caregivers, family, and health professionals. This article discusses the different types of dementia and how they impact oral care delivery; the caregiver role in administering dental hygiene and oral care; and lists resources for assistance with necessary oral care services.
A Pilot Study: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Choices and Pediatric Advanced Dental Care (ADC).
The original Food Stamp Program (FSP) was implemented during the Roosevelt Era to help increase farmers' income and provide hungry Americans with surplus foods. The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 changed the program's name to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and defined allowable foods. SNAP food purchases include sweetened beverages and cariogenic (caries-causing) foods. Next to obesity, dental decay is the leading chronic illness in pediatric patients. Studies have established a relationship between SNAP foods and obesity in pediatric and adult patients. Frequent exposure to sugary, acidic, and/or carbohydrate drinks and snacks contribute to dental decay (caries). There is a gap in literature establishing a relationship between SNAP foods and dental caries. The purpose of this study was to examine a relationship between the pediatric patients that received advanced dental care (ADC) under general anesthesia, their food choices, and cariogenic frequency exposure. This study surveyed 60 parents of children who received ADC. The survey included demographics, the patients' nutritional patterns, and two questions related to SNAP benefits. It was conducted in a private room at two Texas pedodontic offices. Ninety-percent of patients that received ADC was insured by state public health programs, such as Medicaid. Sixty-seven percent of patients were between the ages of six months and five years, and 73% of participants received SNAP benefits. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
A Pilot Study Evaluating Dental Research Enrollment in Four Multicenter Clinical Research Trials
hen the managers of a periodontal clinical trial experienced a large gap between the projected number and the actual number of enrolled subjects within a planned time period, successful completion of the research was threatened.