Here are some useful links to gather information:
American Dental Association - the “public” portion of their website; good basic information source; good starting point to get directed to sites with more detail on specific dental topics/issues.
Academy of General Dentistry - excellent site for dental health information.
Food and Drug Administration Consumer Information - topics range from radiation exposure in x-rays to peanut butter allergies to medical devices.
WebMD Oral Health Center - good basic information as well as topical articles such as “Sports Drinks May Damage Your Teeth.”
Oral Cancer Foundation - more extensive and detailed information on oral cancer from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation.
Tobacco Cessation - American Cancer Society site with information on smoking and methods to help stop.
Centers for Disease Control Division of Oral Health - excellent government source of information on all dentally related topics such as fluoridation, sealants, infection control and many more.
American Dental Association - Guidelines for Premedication – guidelines for antibiotic premedication.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - Recommendations on premedication for dental procedures for patients with joint replacements from February 2009.
Orthodontic Emergencies - good site for how to handle things that go wrong while wearing braces. The site also has general information on the benefits of orthodontics.
Bisphosphonates and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw - American Dental Association article on potential dangers of oral surgery following the use of bisphosphonate medications to treat osteoporosis, e.g.-Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Aredia, Bonefos, Didronel and Zometa.