In their senior year, UNE dental hygiene students take a leadership course, during which they learn various ways to hone their skills as leaders in the profession of dental hygiene. One of the ways they do this is through dissemination of information to the broader community. Each fall, seniors conduct research, then display their research in a poster session open to all members of the dental community. Many elect to submit their poster for consideration in the annual Yankee Dental Congress Student Poster Session where, if chosen as a finalist, students then compete at the convention in Boston in January.
Dental caries is a common illness in adults and is caused by the demineralization and decay of tooth structure. There are different factors that can contribute to dental caries, such as poor oral hygiene, an abundance of cariogenic bacteria, frequent consumption of sugary or acidic foods and drinks, and a maintenance of low pH in the oral cavity. While the best prevention of dental caries is brushing twice a... Read More