Hannah Hook

Hannah Hook

Author at Dentistry Online

Hannah Hook is a recent graduate from the University of Plymouth after completing degrees in dental surgery and biomedical sciences. I am currently completing my dental foundation training on the West Devon and Cornwall scheme. I have created the series ‚ÄėA students guide to:...‚Äô with dentistry.co.uk to act as a helpful and concise guide for students (and also professionals), covering a variety of topics.

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A dental student’s guide to…anticoagulants and antiplatelets

In this month’s column, Hannah Hook explores the impact anticoagulants and antiplatelets has on dental patients. It is a common occurrence to treat a patient in general practice who is on anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. The primary reason for prescription of these medications is to prevent those who are at high risk for, or who … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…pregnant patients

Hannah Hook discusses the considerations and understandings needed when working with pregnant patients. During pregnancy a variety of anatomical and physiological changes are induced, therefore special consideration is required when managing the pregnant patient. Understanding how to identify and manage oral changes that a pregnant patient may undergo is important in providing effective care for … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

In this month’s dental student’s guide, Hannah Hook explores medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) and signs to look out for. What is MRONJ? Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a rare side effect of anti-resorptive and anti-angiogenic medications. It is the progressive necrosis (tissue death) of the bone in the maxilla or mandible. … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…impression materials

In this month’s dental student’s guide, Hannah Hook explores the different types of impression materials and the pros and cons to each. Impression materials are encountered throughout various aspects of dentistry. From study models for diagnosis and treatment planning to prosthodontics. From restorative to orthodontics and much more. Impressions allow a straightforward method of obtaining … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…common medications (part three)

Following on from¬†part two exploring common medications dentists may come across, Hannah Hook and Frances Evelegh look into high blood pressure treatment. High blood pressure presents a global burden, affecting one in four people in the United Kingdom. It causes 10.7 million deaths worldwide in 2017. Taking this into consideration, more often than not you … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…common medications (part two)

Following on from part one exploring common medications dentists may come across, Hannah Hook and Tina Aster look into antifungals and antivirals. Throughout your dental career it is likely that you will encounter a range of patients presenting with a variety of fungal or viral infections. You can detect oral manifestations of these infections when … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…common medications (part one)

Hannah Hook and Frances Evelegh explore common medications, when patients might take them and warnings for dentists in this month’s dental student’s guide As dental professionals a vital part of being a safe practitioner is having a good knowledge and understanding of the various medical conditions a patient may present with. Along with any medications … Continued

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Oral cancer and the role of the general dental practitioner

November is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Hannah Hook explores the journey of a patient with oral cancer and how the GDP can help. The initial diagnosis of ‚Äėcancer‚Äô represents a brief moment in time with a monumental impact on a patient‚Äôs future; ultimately changing their life forever. Whilst relatively rare, oral cancer accounts for 2% … Continued

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A dental student’s guide to…antibiotics

In the first of a regular series of articles, Hannah Hook and Tina Aster give a dental student’s guide to antibiotics. Over the last few decades, research has highlighted the concern that antibiotic resistance is becoming a worldwide problem and poses a major threat to public health. With the ongoing pandemic and the over-prescription of … Continued

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