Deborah Lyle

Deborah Lyle

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Deborah M Lyle, RDH, MS received her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene and psychology from the University of Bridgeport and her master of science degree from
the University of Missouri
– Kansas City. She has 18 years’ clinical experience in dental hygiene in the United States and Saudi Arabia with an emphasis in periodontal therapy. Along with her clinical experience, Deborah has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Western Kentucky University. Currently, Deborah is the director of professional and clinical affairs for Waterpik, Inc.
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Avoiding peri-implantitis

Peri-implantitis continues to remain prevalent among implant patients, causing considerable complications to the individual. The advanced inflammation it elicits has been shown to induce pathological changes at the interface between the implant and surrounding tissue, inducing resorption of the alveolar bone in which the implant is anchored and ultimately causing failure. Bacterial accumulation and the … Continued

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The danger of fad diets

Deborah Lyle says there is a substantial amount of evidence to suggest that many foods, nutrients and non-nutrient food components affect dental health. Obesity is becoming increasingly prevalent and combined with the less than satisfactory results achieved through traditional weight-control methods, many more people are turning to fad diets to try and reduce their size … Continued

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Providing quality oral care for the aging population

Deborah Lyle highlights the importance of providing proper oral care for the elderly. UK statistical reports currently place the number of people over 65 at more than 10 million, and predict this number to grow to 19 million by 2050 (www.ageing-population-conference.co.uk, 2013). In 2003, it was predicted that 21% of the population would be over … Continued

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