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Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is helping Maine-based efforts to ensure that school children receive dental services to prevent tooth decay, the most common, chronic, childhood disease. The Foundation awarded $5,000 to Oral Health America in support of the organization's Smiles Across America program, which helps communities build infrastructure for school oral health care. The entire award is allocated for services for uninsured and underinsured children.
Health Minister Michael McGimpsey launched the first dental service in Northern Ireland to be directly employed by a Health Board.
AHA has urged a sizable group of people to take antibiotics before having dental work or other procedures that might flood the bloodstream with bacteria.
Halloween is a perfect time for parents to reinforce proper brushing habits to their children.
More than 10,780 children eligible for Medicaid in Maryland have not received dental care in at least four years, and an additional 22,110 low-income children have not seen a dentist in at least two years, according to a review of dental records by the House Oversight and Government Reform Domestic Policy Subcommittee, the Washington Post reports. Subcommittee staff reviewed billing and service information from United Healthcare, one of the managed care groups that administers Medicaid benefits in Maryland.
The potential associations between oral health and overall health, including heart problems, diabetes and pneumonia make it even more important for older adults to maintain good dental health for a lifetime.
Minority children in Connecticut experience severe tooth decay at twice the rate of white children.
Tooth decay is the single most common childhood disease among the nation's children.
US Surgeon General reports that tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of the Georgia's children age two through five and one-half of those age 12 through 15. A 2005 survey that measured the oral health status of Georgia
Members of Congress push legislation that would strengthen dental care for children in low-income families.
The efforts of government agencies and product marketers to convince Europeans of the importance of better oral care appears to have paid off as sales of oral care products jumped more than 6% in 2006.
Most heart patients will no longer need to take antibiotics before receiving dental treatment.
A joint effort to create pediatric dental programs with the goal of improving low-income children's access to dental care.
A report examines the link between a class of widely prescribed drugs used to strengthen bones and the disorder known as Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.
Donnamax has initiated a voluntary recall of toothpaste made in China.
Academy of General Dentistry will focus on developing high-quality educational opportunities for general dentists on subjects of tooth wear and acid erosion.
Commonly used and inexpensive analgesic acetaminophen is an effective pain reliever after surgical removal of lower wisdom teeth.
Dent Fresh is initiating a nationwide recall of the toothpaste made in China involving all:DentFresh Fluoride Mint Toothpaste 9 Oz (255g).
President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association issued statement regarding the House passage of bill that would allow dental hygienists to offer basic dental services at nursing homes, correctional institutions and schools.
The association between the spacing of the incisors in the temporary and permanent dentitions of the same individuals.
National Children's Oral Health Foundation and PreViser Corporation announced to collaborate to improve the oral health of low income children nationwide.