Articles written by Alyssa Harris D.m.d.

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  • Dentistry and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Alyssa Harris D.M.D., Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center|May 7, 2020

    Hello Seeley Swan friends and community members! First, I wish to thank the support of our community throughout the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the understanding of many patients who had appointments canceled. Second, Partnership Health Center is taking every precaution to keep everyone safe and I feel fortunate to work for an organization taking this public health crisis seriously. The Center for Disease Control along with the American Dental Association called on dentists to stop... Full story

  • Clear as mud: Antibiotic stewardship in dentistry

    Alyssa Harris D.M.D., Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center|Jan 17, 2019

    As the marvels of antibiotics became known and their use grew, our understanding of their limitations did as well. Through decades of antibiotic overuse we are now seeing the rise of super bacteria, organisms that have evolved means to evade traditional antibiotics. These “super bugs” are now causing serious, life-threatening infections. The situation is so serious in fact that in 2015 the World Health Organization called for global action to combat antibiotic resistance. The American Den...

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