Filling an Oral Health Care Gap - Alaska's Dental Therapist Program Profiled in New Video Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 02:22 AM - 7 years ago - Dental News - WebDentistry First Major Independent Evaluation of Dental Therapy Program in Alaska Finds They Provide Safe, Competent, Appropriate Dental CareBATTLE CREEK, Michigan – Conan Murat is one of America's first dental therapists. He provides preventive and basic dental services, including cleanings, fillings, and simple extractions. He brings care to many Alaska Natives in areas where there are no dentists, relieves suffering, and brings back smiles. To many children and families, he is a hero.
Substantial Consumption of Fluoride Increases Chance of Mild Fluorosis Monday, October 25, 2010 - 12:42 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry Researchers Continue to Recommend Benefits of Fluoride to Prevent Tooth DecayCHICAGO, Illinois – Young children who consume substantial amounts of fluoride through infant formula and other beverages mixed with fluoridated water or by swallowing fluoride toothpaste have an increased chance of developing mild enamel fluorosis, according to research published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association and supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Children can continue using fluoridated water and fluoride toothpaste because fluoride has been proven to prevent tooth decay, and mild fluorosis does not negatively affect dental health or quality of life.
Group of National Dentists Saving Lives Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 09:33 PM - 7 years, 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry New national health organization formed: American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH); local dentist attends founding meetingNEW YORK, New York – Dr. Reid Winick just returned from Madison, Wisconsin, where dental leaders from all over the country convened over the weekend to hold the founding meeting for the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH).
Delta Dental Brings The Full Yield to New Hampshire Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 09:25 PM - 7 years, 1 month ago - Dental News - WebDentistry Breakthrough Program Focuses on Food to Improve Overall Health. Available through Harvard Pilgrim Health CareDANVERS, Massachusetts – This month, Northeast Delta Dental (www.nedelta.com) becomes the first company in New Hampshire to offer its employees The Full Yield, (www.thefullyield.com), the nation's first multi-industry employee wellness program. Stonyfield Farm, the leading organic yogurt company, (www.stonyfield.com), comes on board early next year.
ADA Informs Patients About Osteoporosis Medications and Oral Health Monday, March 09, 2009 - 08:20 AM - 8 years, 8 months ago - Dental News - WebDentistry CHICAGO, Illinois – Dental patients who have been alarmed or confused by recent news reports about how osteoporosis medications might affect their oral health now have a brochure to help them separate fact from fiction. The American Dental Association (ADA) collaborated with the National Osteoporosis Foundation to create the brochure, "Osteoporosis Medications and Your Dental Health," which will be available in dental offices this month.
Give Kids A Smile Provides Free Oral Health Care to Nearly Half-Million Children Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 07:16 AM - 8 years, 9 months ago - Dental News - WebDentistry Thousands of volunteers, NL Baseball’s 2008 MVP Albert Pujols support nationwide programCHICAGO, Illinois – The American Dental Association (ADA)'s seventh annual Give Kids A Smile®program provided free oral health services to some 465,800 underserved children across the country. Enrolled through their schools, dental societies, and other community groups, the children received X-rays, fillings, cleanings, sealants, educational materials, dental hygiene products and more, all free of charge.