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2014-10-14 12:30:02

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children from low-income families who receive care at the Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic on San Antonio's West Side will benefit from a five-year, $375,000 Access to Care Grant from Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children. The grant was awarded to the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, which provides the dental care at the clinic. "We are grateful to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children for this grant...

2014-09-18 20:22:53

Support will create a new clinic and professorship with focus on patients with special needs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently received two generous gifts to help create a new clinic and professorship aimed at improving access to health and dental care for patients with special needs. As part of their clinical training, students in the school work with a broad range of patients, including those with...

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2014-09-01 03:30:05

Edgar Veliz, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. The results of the study are published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Lead author and professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, Donna Warren Morris, R.D.H., M.Ed., notes that microbial counts...

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2010-07-14 13:30:00

Black tea, a Southern staple and the world's most consumed beverage, may contain higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought, which could pose problems for the heaviest tea drinkers, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. "The additional fluoride from drinking two to four cups of tea a day won't harm anyone; it's the very heavy tea drinkers who could get in trouble," said Dr. Gary Whitford, Regents Professor of oral biology in the School of Dentistry. He presented his...

2010-03-03 17:06:00

SACRAMENTO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 28 percent of California's children have untreated tooth decay, according to the 2006 California Smile Survey, Mommy It Hurts to Chew. Families with low incomes and people with complex medical conditions face considerable barriers to obtaining dental care and have significantly worse oral health than other segments of the population. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100303/SF64774) Now low-income children and adults at several...

2010-02-26 14:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley will receive improved access to dental care, thanks to a new telemedicine project created by the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The groundbreaking, four-year pilot project will address the access-to-care crisis in California by connecting patients in need with critical dental services. Known as the Virtual Dental Home, the project will give participating dentists a simple...

2009-09-21 17:12:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- More than four hundred foster-care students within the Twin Rivers Unified School District will be able to receive free dental care thanks to a new telemedicine project created jointly by the California Dental Association Foundation, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and the California HealthCare Foundation with start-up funding from Verizon. The groundbreaking project, which has received $100,000 from the Verizon...

2009-06-18 14:58:00

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orthodontic Department at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in conjunction with Covenant Community Care Dental Center and Henry Ford School Based & Community Programs, will host a free Braces Screening Exam Day on Friday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the UDM School of Dentistry, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Detroit. Orthodontic screenings will start at 8:30 a.m., June 19, at the School of Dentistry for the first 500...

2009-01-02 08:23:58

Study is among first to link short term drug use for osteoporosis to bone death Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis, according to the report appearing in the January 1 Journal of the American Dental Association...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.