Group of National Dentists Saving Lives Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 09:33 PM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - 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 - 0 Read - 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.
Substantial Consumption of Fluoride Increases Chance of Mild Fluorosis Monday, October 25, 2010 - 12:42 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - 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.
Filling an Oral Health Care Gap - Alaska's Dental Therapist Program Profiled in New Video Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 02:22 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - 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.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Responds to Kellogg Study of Alaska Dental Health Aide Therapist Program Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 02:40 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, welcomes dialogue and participation from organizations such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in ensuring that everything is being done to improve the oral health status of at-risk children. Upon review of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's recent evaluation of U.S. dental therapists in Alaska, AAPD questions whether the report's findings that dental therapists with two years of intensive training provide "safe, competent and appropriate dental care." The AAPD views this as a flawed evaluation that fails to offer a reliable quantitative assessment of whether the program had any impact on dental care access in Alaska.
Diabetes Study Reveals Despite Higher Risks Most People With Diabetes Don't Change Their Oral Care Routines Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 09:42 PM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry WESTPORT, Connecticut – Diabetes is a disease that affects every part of the body, and for people with unstable blood glucose levels there is a higher risk than normal for developing serious complications from poor oral hygiene. In a study by dLife, the world's largest diabetes community, and SoundView Research, Inc., 66 percent of active diabetes managers had not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed and over half have not been advised by their dentist to take extra care to brush, floss, or rinse daily.