Below are links to websites that may be of interest. Some will provide information on specific problems or oral conditions. Some are sites we have come across which address general information, and sometimes controversies.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICINE
The American Academy of Oral Medicine website has a “Patients” tab with information on a number of different oral diseases. The “About Us” has a pull down menu with different selections that discuss the nature and history of Oral Medicine as a discipline within dentistry, and current and past leadership.
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
The American Dental Association has a large website with information for the public as well as the profession. Of particular interest may be the material found under the “Public Programs” tab. In addition, clicking the “Science/Research” tab will bring up an “Oral Health Topics” link where topics of interest such as fluoride and amalgam can be searched alphabetically.
CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION
The California Dental Association also has a large website with a “Public Resources” tab under which a number of topics of potential interest can be explored.
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR SPECIFIC DISEASES
THE PEMPHIGUS FOUNDATION
For information and support for patients with pemphigus and pemphigoid:
THE ORAL CANCER FOUNDATION
This is a huge website with information on a variety of topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and survival of oral cancer.
SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH ORAL AND HEAD AND NECK CANCER
This is an organization that was developed by a cancer survivor to help other cancer survivors. In addition to the website, they publish a newsletter with excellent articles contributed by noted experts.
Eva is an oral cancer survivor and a personal friend of Dr. Robinson’s, Eva speaks throughout the country about her experiences as a cancer patient and survivor. She is very interested in supporting others in their journey through head and neck cancer treatment. She can be contacted through her website.
NIH Information for patients who will receive radiation treatment for head/neck cancer
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INFORMATION WEBPAGES
INTERESTING INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICAL AND DENTAL TOPICS AND CONTROVERSIES
JUST FACTS debunks some common misunderstandings about health care economics.
A large site which looks critically at controversial and questionable practices from a science-based perspective.
Connected with this site is another which looks at dental issues:
The link https://www.dentalwatch.org/org/nonrec.html gives advice on criteria to use when trying to evaluate dental organizations, which may be useful as there a numerous organizations which appear scientific, but which are primarily concerned with a particular product, process, or agenda.
A list of sites recommended for reliable information on dentistry can be found at https://www.ihealthpilot.org/dental/index.shtml