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July 4, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Breastfeeding Over Two Years Could Lead to Pediatric Dental Caries

by Dr Ananya Mandal, MD

According to a latest study published last Friday in the Journal Pediatrics, children who are breastfed for over two years are more likely to develop caries or cavities. For the study the researchers looked at breastfeeding behaviors and sugar consumption among

June 20, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Healthy California Toddler Dies After Routine Dental Visit

by Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times

Three-year-old Daleyza Hernandez-Avila recently visited a surgical center in Stockton for what was supposed to be a routine dental procedure. But on the June 12 visit, her heart stopped about 30 minutes into the procedure. She was later pronounced dead

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric Dentistry

Open Wide: The Ultimate Guide to Teeth – A Narrative Review

by Oral Health

Discover a world of mystery, history, and lore inside your mouth. Yes, we’re talking about teeth! In Open Wide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about your teeth. No matter what you call them, pearly whites, chompers, canines,

May 26, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Professional Athletes and Henry Schein Go To Bat for Healthier Children

by Henry Schein Cares

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that for the fifth straight year, it is joining forces with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society® (PBATS) and the Taylor Hooton Foundation to speak with children about the importance of staying active,

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Canadians Looking at Dental Care Coverage for All Youth

by Michael Gorman, CBC News

The New Democrats are looking to address a little unfinished business. NDP Leader Gary Burrill announced Monday that if his party wins the provincial election at the end of the month, the NDP will expand dental care coverage for young people

April 28, 2017 News NewsOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Backlog of Pediatric Dental Surgeries Continues to Grow

by Michael Crowe, WBIR

Children are suffering, and there’s nothing they can do — that’s the message from a group of East Tennessee dentists this week. The group, headed by Dr. Richard Myers of Western Heights Dental, is concerned that TennCare is falling behind

April 7, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Nova Scotia Children Facing Poor Dental Care, Treatment

by The Canadian Press

A new report says 36 per cent of Nova Scotia children have cavities by the age of six due in part to a lack of proper dental care and early checkups. The study on oral health by Nova Scotia’s dentists

March 29, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Children with Type 2 Diabetes Proven to Have Poorer Oral Health

by The University at Buffalo

The first study of oral health in children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, has found that these children tend to have poorer oral health than children who do not have Type 2 diabetes. Published earlier this

March 23, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Data Shows Numbers on Tooth Extractions for Children Increasing

by Andrew Gould, Medical XPress

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has obtained and published data which show a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Growth Guidance

by Douglas Musseau

As parents, we absolutely want what is best for our children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that our children should reach during the first 18-months of life, however, there are several important growth

February 28, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Health Smiles Ontario Serving Dental Care to 85,000 Children

by Dominik Kurek, York Guardian

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: you have to take care of your teeth and see your dentist. But, if you don’t have dental coverage, an appointment to see the dentist can get pretty expensive. So, Ontario

February 28, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Early Dental Visits for Toddlers Isn’t Necessarily Beneficial

by Tara Haelle, Forbes

Heading to the dentist as an infant or toddler doesn’t do much to prevent tooth decay later on but does cost more money, suggests a new study—despite the fact that it’s been recommended by three professional societies for years. “We

February 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Storybooks Help Children with Autism Prep for the Dentist

by BDJ Team

The Oral Health Foundation is backing the use of children’s storybooks with dental narratives following a new study which has shown they can be a highly effective way of helping prepare children with autism for a visit to the dentist.1

February 14, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Home Remedies for Digestive Issues May Lead to Dental Caries

by Martha Ann Keels, D.D.S., Ph.D., AAP News

Constipation and dental caries may sound like strange bedfellows, but there is a connection. Seventeen to 40% of children experience constipation. Symptoms such as painful defecation, fecal incontinence and abdominal pain can contribute to significant distress for both the child

February 6, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPaediatric Dentistry

JADA Study Shows Impact of Dental Benefits on Children’s Dental Needs

by American Dental Association

A report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments. The study is particularly timely as

February 6, 2017 News Dental equipmentNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Companies Donate Dental Chair and X-Rays to Yemin Orde Youth Village

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. today announced that it has joined supplier partner Takara Belmont to donate more than $50,000 in dental equipment to Yemin Orde Youth Village, an Israel-based home, school, and safe haven to 440 at-risk and immigrant youth from

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Extinction of the Operator-Anaesthetist?

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

Recently the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario chose to update the Standard of Practice for the Use of Sedation and Anaesthesia in Dental Practice. While this was a semi-scheduled review (the document is revised roughly every five years),

February 1, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

by Globe Newswire

Risas Dental and Braces, a health care company committed to making dental care accessible to all, is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) by offering free exams and x-rays for all kids, as well as educating students on proper

January 16, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Calgary Dental Health Bus Helping 2,200 Youth, But It’s Not Enough

by Anna Brooks, Calgary Herald

Even for Albertans fortunate enough to have health benefits, high fees often push dental care to the back burner. That’s why programs such as the Alex Dental Health Bus, which provides no-cost dental care for low-income families and youth in need, are

January 12, 2017 News Dental CareFluorideNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Sacramento Dentists Having Physicians Apply Fluoride

by Business Wire, Yahoo! Finance

LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health, Health Net Dental, Access Dental Plans and medical providers in the program, Early Smiles, Sacramento. This new program will help