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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez

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Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.

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Latest News From The Ninth District

Clinicians discuss complexity of bruxism

Dentists have been reporting increases in the prevalence of bruxism

Dentists have reported increasing prevalence of bruxism as people feel the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and the political climate, and although a mouthguard can protect teeth from damage, other interventions may also prove helpful, The New York Times reports. Exercises and sleeping postures that encourage breathing through the nose and maintaining awareness of the positioning of the tongue, teeth and mouth may help reduce situations that promote teeth-clenching, experts say. An ADA Health Policy Institute poll indicated that dentists have been reporting increases in the prevalence of bruxism, chipped and cracked teeth, and temporomandibular disorder symptoms among their patients since the onset of the pandemic.