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Patients With MS At Increased Risk For Periodontal Disease, Caries

DrBicuspid  reports, “Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at greater risk of developing periodontal disease and caries due to difficulties they may have performing oral care and accessing a dentist, according to a clinical paper  published in the British Dental Journal.” Given “the degenerative nature of the disease, clinicians should …

Regenerative Dentistry: A fast and expanding aspect of dentistry

New knowledge on the cellular makeup and growth of teeth can expedite developments in regenerative dentistry — a biological therapy for damaged teeth — as well as the treatment of tooth sensitivity. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institute, is published in Nature Communications. Teeth develop through …

Healthy Eating Habits May Reduce Risk For Untreated Caries In Adults

The ADA News reports a study published in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association found that “greater compliance with dietary guidelines may reduce the chance of untreated caries in adults.” The study examined “the associations between untreated coronal caries, decayed, missing and filled teeth, and …

Periodontitis Associated With Respiratory Disease Mortality In Older Patients

MDLinx reports that researchers found periodontitis is associated with total respiratory disease mortality in a retrospective cohort study involving “1,385 patients aged 75 years and above who had a radiographic examination in the largest dental hospital in Shanghai, China, between January 2010 and December 2014.” The findings were published in Experimental …

Thoughts on COVID Vaccination

I would like to offer a perspective that I believe all governing bodies are missing when it comes to vaccinations – especially the COVID vaccine. I believe nearly 100% of all people would find that vaccines are logical. Yes, they are not without some drawbacks and risks, but for the …

Cantrell West Dental & COVID-19IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!

Thank you for choosing Cantrell West Dental for your care! We can’t wait to see you soon. Oral health is a gateway to your overall health, and your health is our top priority.

I’ve researched and consulted the many scientific resources I have access to as a doctor to address concerns around COVID-19. To keep you safe and smiling, our practice is adhering to the American Dental Association’s guidance for safely providing dental care during this pandemic.

What to Expect

  • Before your appointment, we’ll contact you to check on your current health status regarding COVID-19.
  • We prefer anyone with you to stay in your car except under extenuating circumstances.
  • You will notice that our team is wearing more personal protective equipment (PPE) than you’re used to seeing.
  • You must wear a mask, your temperature will be taken, and you will be asked a series of questions regarding your current health status.
  • Upon leaving, you will put on your mask.
  • Future appointments will be made in the treatment room if at all possible.

If you have any questions, please call me at (501) 664-3279 or email me at

Thank you for choosing us for your care!

~ Dr. Deems

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