Substantial Consumption of Fluoride Increases Chance of Mild Fluorosis Monday, October 25, 2010 - 12:42 AM - 6 years, 10 months 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 - 6 years, 10 months 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 - 6 years, 10 months 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 - 6 years, 10 months 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.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Statement: Encouraging Response to New Study of Alaska Dental Health Aide Therapist Program Friday, October 29, 2010 - 05:41 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry BATTLE CREEK, Michigan – We are encouraged by the interest and support of so many individuals and organizations in the evaluation released this week of Alaska's dental therapist program. The evaluation conducted by RTI International assessed the work of the first cohort of dental therapists practicing in the U.S., the experiences of more than 400 patients and the performance of dental therapists on hundreds of procedures. Using criteria derived from examination standards for assessing U.S. dental school graduates, the evaluation clearly demonstrates the safety, competence and appropriateness of care provided by dental therapists practicing in Alaska. It is but the latest link in a long chain of evidence-based research and experience from more than 50 other countries supporting the dental therapist model as a way to provide necessary oral health care services in underserved communities.
Dr. Haroun Rostami Passionately Provides Los Angeles Patients with One of a Kind Care for Cosmetic, Prosthodontic, and Restorative Dentistry Friday, October 29, 2010 - 05:44 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry Due to his unique educational background in both dentistry and structural engineering, Dr. Haroun Rostami is able to provide unmatched technical and medical expertise in the dental work he performsLOS ANGELES, California – Since oral health is so strongly linked to a person's overall health, it naturally follows that consumers worldwide collectively spend millions of dollars on hygiene products and dentist visits each year. However, for many, genetic disposition, busy lifestyles, or accidents cause great difficulty in keeping oral health in check, while many are reluctant to seek professional treatment due to fear or pessimism. While there is no shortage of dentists in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, few have the extensive educational background and experience of Dr. Haroun Rostami in providing caring, effective, and esthetic dental care.
PreViser Corporation Launches myDentalScore.com Monday, November 01, 2010 - 06:52 AM - 6 years, 9 months ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry MOUNT VERNON, Washington – PreViser Corporation (www.previser.com) announced today the release of a Web based tool, myDentalScore, that allows individuals to calculate objective numeric scores for oral disease risk and severity. The tool is available for immediate use by dentists, companies and consumers at www.mydentalscore.com.