Dentistry – Gateway to Your Body

8232We all know it’s important to visit the dentist regularly for the health of our teeth, but that’s not the only reason to do so. We often think that dentists deal exclusively with the teeth, and from the tonsils on it’s the physicians’ realm. But there are conditions in the mouth that blur that boundary and can have major impacts on overall health, comfort and self-image.

Current topics in dentistry and dental research are presented by some of the leading experts in these fields from UCSF. Are there new approaches to prevent tooth decay for myself or for my children? Is that red or white spot in my mouth something to be concerned about? Does the health of my gums affect my overall health? How effective are lasers for my dental treatment? What determines the shape of my child’s face, mouth and teeth? And what is the best type of dental implant for me?

Find out:

Gums to Guts: Periodontal Medicine
Mark Ryder, DMD

Can Lasers Fix Teeth?
Peter Rechmann, DMD, PhD

Dental Implants: Teeth With Titanium
Arun Sharma, BDS, MS

Prevention of Tooth Decay is Worth Everything
John Featherstone, PhD

How to Get a Head in Life: The Development of the Craniofacial Complex
Richard Schneider, PhD

Oral Medicine or Dermatology of the Mouth: Oral Diseases Beyond Teeth
Caroline Shiboski, DDS, MPH, PhD

Browse all programs in Gateway to the Body: The Oral Cavity and Dentistry.