The Facebook/Save-A-Tooth dental blog attempts to provide cutting edge dental research in an understandable format for the layperson
Wayne, PA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
“It’s hard to find a good dental information site”, says Dr. Paul Krasner, Professor of Dentistry at Temple University. Most dental blogs are not scientifically based and don’t produce good, valuable information that can be interesting and useful to the general public. “The reason we chose Facebook as the forum for the blog is that we hope that people will pass the information onto their friends,” Dr. Krasner adds.
The Facebook/Save-A-Tooth blog attempts to bridge the gap between serious dental research articles and information that the general public needs and wants.
On a regular basis, the blog summarizes, in an abstract form, a dentally related study that is written in an easily understood style by any layperson and still valuable for dentists and other healthcare professionals.
Recent topics have been, “The relationship of dental stem cells and facial nerve treatment” and “Tooth loss and the loss of memory”.
It is written by a dentist with a strong academic background and attempts to inform the public about the latest developments in dentistry.
In order to provide credibility and elevate it above hearsay, each abstract provides references for anyone interested in learning more about the topic.
One of the purposes of the blog is to debunk myths and misinformation that may have permeated into the general public conversation.
The range of topics on the blog will span every aspect of dental treatment and will swing from stem cell research to tooth whitening. The information will attempt to focus on cutting edge research that discusses often discusses the relationship between medical conditions and teeth or the newest studies on dental procedures.
The blog will attempt to cut through marketing hype and give the hard facts that have been distilled through the eyes of an objective dentist, who will editorialize on the hype when appropriate. The editor does not shy away from criticism of the flaws or conclusions of the study.
Although the research that is discussed can be intimidating to the general public, the blog attempts to make the findings easily understood by the general population.
It is also a great review for dentists, physicians and all other heathcare personnel.