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2014-07-08 14:53:56

University of Colorado Denver Over 60 percent of children have untreated decay A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall. "The oral health among Native Americans is abysmal with more than three times the disease of the rest of the country," said Terrence Batliner, DDS, MBA, associate director of the Center for Native Oral Health...

2014-06-25 23:12:00

Widely underrepresented in medical and dental clinics worldwide, VisitandCare.com is partnering with exclusive dentists in Mexico who provide an initiative to address the gaps in oral health knowledge, comforting dental services and access to affordable dental care for Mexican Americans. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hispanics embody more than 50.5 million of the U.S. population — or one out of every six individuals. Widely underrepresented in...

2014-06-06 08:25:04

After 34 Years Practicing in Marietta, Georgia, the Former President of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Transitions to Develop PDAS as a National, Multi-Location Institution MARIETTA, Ga., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In her 34 years as a pediatric dentist in Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Rhea Haugseth has given thousands of children (from infant to college age) healthier teeth and better smiles. She has also helped them overcome any fears they may have had when they first...

2014-05-07 23:01:02

A new study of emergency department visits in Oregon, released today, finds that dental problems drive 77 patients every day to emergency departments across the state. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 A new study of emergency department (ED) visits in Oregon, released today, finds that dental problems drive 77 patients every day to emergency departments across the state. Read the full report here. Dental problems represent the second most common ED discharge diagnosis in adults...

Poll Finds That One-Third Of American Haven't Visited The Dentist In The Past Twelve Months
2014-04-30 05:19:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new poll from Gallup Well-Being reveals that one-third of adults in the United States did not visit a dentist in the last 12 months. In 2013, the researchers found that 64.7 percent reported visiting the dentist in the previous year. This is essentially unchanged from the rate found in 2008. The poll also found that women are more likely than men to report visiting the dentist once a year. As part of the Gallup-Healthways...

2014-04-08 16:23:08

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama Administration's proposal to fund the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Division of Oral Health for fiscal year 2015 at approximately $175 million, while adequate to maintain current programs and staff new facilities, won't address the increasing rates of oral disease in tribal areas, American Dental Association (ADA) President Dr. Charles H. Norman told members of a House panel. "The proposed 2015 budget for the IHS dental...

2014-02-18 16:26:43

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has serious concerns about the inconclusive nature of findings in a report issued by the Minnesota Department of Health on the early impact of dental therapists on the delivery of and access to dental services. This report, issued in conjunction with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, was mandated by the 2009 Minnesota Legislature when dental therapists were first authorized to be licensed in our...

2014-01-17 16:24:03

Dr. Ayman Atallah, DDS, and Team to Offer Full-Service Dental Care, Personalized Treatment Plans SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Aspen Dental office is opening in Jacksonville, FL on Thursday, January 30. Located at 11806 Atlantic Blvd, the conveniently located practice will provide dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration. Dr. Ayman Atallah, lead dentist at the Jacksonville office, received his Doctor of Dental...

2013-12-18 10:04:21

The uptake rate of preventative dental care increased over a ten-year period in the United States, but there remains a large disparity among ethnic groups, reports one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the subject, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health. Neglect of dental care can have serious consequences like decay, inflammation, and loss of teeth, and an increased risk of malnutrition. Gum disease has been implicated in an increased risk of...


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