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ASDOH faculty members publish dental textbook, receive worldwide recognition

In May, Colgate-Palmolive announced the publication of a new textbook, Prevention Across the Lifespan: A Review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Common Oral Conditions. The book was co-authored by Ann E. Spolarich, PhD, RDH, professor and director of research at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH). ATSU faculty members S.D. Shanti, DDS, PhD, MPH, CPH, associate professor at ATSU-ASDOH and associate professor of public health at ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Sciences (ATSU-CGHS); and Marc Shlossman, DDS, MS, assistant professor at ATSU-ASDOH, associate director of research, and director of periodontics served as contributing writers. In addition to co-authoring the text, Dr. Spolarich worked with Colgate-Palmolive’s global director, Fontinos S. Panagakos, DMD, PhD, as a co-editor.

In just a few short months, Prevention Across the Lifespan has made its way around the world of dentistry. Several global news outlets, including the Canadian Dental Association, Dental Aegis News, Dentistry IQ, and Orthodontic Products have reported on the textbook’s publication. It is even being translated for distribution in China.

“We have already heard from many colleagues who find the content very useful and timely, and have begun to incorporate it into their curricula,” Dr. Spolarich says. “It is very rewarding for us.”

Prevention Across the Lifespan outlines current best practices in oral disease prevention. Its purpose is to educate students and professionals on the most effective ways to help their patients avoid oral disease. Many chapters feature case studies, applying concepts to real-life scenarios.

To read Prevention Across the Lifespan, download this free PDF. Drs. Spolarich, Shanti, and Shlossman recommend it to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of oral health.


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