New Research from Harvard School of Dental Medicine Finds Oral Health Workforce Expansion Improves Health Outcomes in Underserved Communities
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- New researchfrom Harvard School of Dental Medicine, sponsored by the Delta Dental Institute, and published in JAMA Health Forum, finds that expanding the dental workforce in Oral Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) would reduce the risk of dental caries among children in underserved areas, improve care, and cut costs.Lead researcher Dr. Sung En Choi, SM, PhD, studied the cost-effectiveness of expanding the dental workforce in underserved areas through the NHSC to evaluate the potential impact ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Delta Dental Institute Launches Campaign to Drive Greater Diversity in the Oral Health Workforce
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- Today, in recognition of World Oral Health Day, the Delta Dental Institute is launching a new campaign, Driving Greater Diversity in the Oral Health Workforce, to help increase the number of oral health professionals from historically underrepresented groups.While racial and ethnic diversity among health professionals is linked to improved outcomes and greater health equity, the current oral health workforce does not reflect the changing demographics of the U.S. population. The Delta Dental Institute ' s campaign will drive toward a more diverse o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 27, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Map lays bare England's child dental crisis and shows areas where tooth decay more likely
Three in 10 children in England have enamel or tooth decay, official figures show. But in Cambridge, the worst-hit part of the country, the figure is 63.6 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Online Charity Auction Supports Dental Care for Kids in Need
(Charlotte, NC, March 20, 2023) — Millions of kids across the United States lack access to a dental care provider, resulting in higher rates of untreated tooth decay and risk of dangerous infections. When kids have healthy smiles, they have a better chance of reaching their potential. America ’s ToothFairy improves the lives of children by increasing access to care with essential resources that help nonprofit organizations provide dental services to more children and communities in need.Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, America ’s ToothFairy has provided more than $23.6 million in donated dental pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 20, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
America's ToothFairy Teams up with Sun Life and DentaQuest to Raise Awareness About Oral Health Disparities in Marginalized Communities
(February 23, 2023) — Everyone should have a healthy smile that they ’re happy to share! America’s ToothFairy, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to increase access to dental care and oral health education programs, is partnering with Sun Life and DentaQuest to shine a light on oral health disparity starting in February, National Children’s Dental Health Month. Through the Share Your Smile campaign, these organizations aim to build awareness of dental health inequities, the effect it has on children as they grow, and actions people can take to help.“We are really excited about this c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Prevent tooth decay: The fruit that may create 'plaque acids' and 'damage' the teeth
The high-sugar content of certain fruit may help them stick to the teeth more easily. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
University of Rochester Professor Recognized for Her Research on Catching Tooth Decay Earlier in Children Using Artificial Intelligence and Telehealth Technologies
METUCHEN, N.J., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MouthWatch, LLC, an industry leader in teledentistry solutions and digital imaging devices, recognized Dr. Jin Xiao as a telehealth pioneer in dentistry at its fifth annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards ( " The Tellies " ) held November 28, 2022, in New York City. MouthWatch launched The Tellies in 2018 to help drive visibility for individuals and organizations positively impacting the communities they serve by successfully implementing teledentistry as part of their patient care model. Dr. Jin Xiao, Associate Professor and perinatal oral health expert at the Eastman Institut...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
The best electric toothbrushes of 2023 tried and tested, including Philips, Oral B and Spotlight
(Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1)
Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 18, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abigail Buchanan Rebecca Astill Tags: topics:things/dental-health topics:things/tooth-decay structure:recommended/technology structure:recommended/more-telegraph-recommended structure:special-exclusion structure:eg-general commercial:telegraph-reviews storytype:standard Source Type: news
Dry Jan: Why your mocktail is not the health kick you think it is
Exclusive: Almost 9million people are quitting the booze this January. But alcohol free mocktails may not be health kick you think, experts have warned and may lead to tooth decay and weight gain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Inhibition of tooth demineralization caused by Streptococcus mutans biofilm via antimicrobial treatment using hydrogen peroxide photolysis
Conclusions H2O2 photolysis treatment was effective not only in killing the biofilm-forming S. mutans but also in lowering the acidogenicity of the biofilm. Thus, this technique could inhibit tooth demineralization. Clinical relevance H2O2 photolysis can be applicable as a new dental caries treatment. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 19, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Association between asthma and oral conditions in children and adolescents: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Conclusion Asthmatic children and adolescents may be more likely to develop tooth decay and build up biofilm compared to those without asthma. It is suggested that there are no differences between asthmatic and non-asthmatic children and adolescents regarding gingivitis, developmental defects of enamel or erosive tooth wear. The certainty of the evidence was classified as ‘very low’. Clinical relevance Knowledge of the risks that asthma and asthma medications for oral health can assist in counselling families of children and adolescents with this condition in terms of control and prev ention measures for oral problems....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 12, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Accuracy of Teledentistry for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Pediatric Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic
Int J Telemed Appl . 2022 Nov 19;2022:4147720. doi: 10.1155/2022/4147720. Abstract Teledentistry is a new technology in the dentistry field, which has great benefits during pandemic such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The overall purpose of the study was to assess the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of virtual (mobile phone teledentistry) compared with clinical examinations during COVID-19. The basic design of the study was based on the comparison treatment plans by the students and the gold standard (clinical treatment plan of an expert pedodontist with 10 years of clinical experience). This double-bl...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 9, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Survival Rate of 3-unit Fixed Partial Dentures Replacing First Molars: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Bull Tokyo Dent Coll . 2022 Nov 15. doi: 10.2209/tdcpublication.2022-0009. Online ahead of print. Abstract Fixed partial dentures (FPDs) made of 12% Au-Pd alloy are covered under Japan ' s national health insurance system. The survival rate of such 3-unit fixed FPDs remains unknown, however. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess their survival rate in the replacement of first molars. A total of 140 FPDs were included, and the endpoint was removal of an FPD. During the observation period, 43 FPDs were removed. The FPD survival rate was 70.2% at 10 yr, 58.2% at 15 yr, and 42.1% at 20 yr according to the Kapl...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 1, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
E-Cigarettes, Vaping Tied to Higher Cavity Risk
MONDAY, Nov. 28, 2022 -- Electronic cigarette or vaping users have a higher risk for developing dental caries, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Karina F. Irusa, from the Tufts... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Vaping linked to 'significantly higher risk of developing dental decay' - new study warns
Vapes can dry your mouth out, which is unhygienic as saliva helps to clean your mouth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news