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November 10, 2021 News Mental HealthNews

Baby Teeth May be Window to Child’s Risk of Mental Health Disorders

by The Harvard Gazette

The thickness of growth marks in primary (or “baby”) teeth may help identify children at risk for depression and other mental health disorders later in life, according to researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The results of this study were published in JAMA

July 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Improving the Oral Health of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

by American Academy of Pediatrics

Improving the oral health of children is a national priority for dentists and pediatricians. While we should be establishing a “dental home” for our patients by age one, this is challenging because of many factors, including limitations in dental resources. Children

July 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Over 1,000 Nunavut Children on Wait-List for Dental Surgery

by Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press

A Nunavut woman says her 12-year-old son lost 15 pounds while waiting to have a tooth removed this year. The boy in Rankin Inlet was recently one of more than 1,000 children on the territory’s waiting list for dental surgery.

May 19, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

A Gentler Strategy for Avoiding Childhood Dental Decay

by University of Pennsylvania

The combination of a carb-heavy diet and poor oral hygiene can leave children with early childhood caries (ECC), a severe form of dental decay that can have a lasting impact on their oral and overall health. A few years ago,

March 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Reduce Dental Anxiety in Children

by Globe Health News

A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals will investigate whether Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could help reduce the worryingly high number of children who are afraid of the dentist. Around one in three children

February 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Kids Are Going Without Dental Care During the Pandemic

by CNN

Children are missing out on preventative dental care including teeth cleaning and checkups during the pandemic, according to a new survey. Covid-19 is a barrier to getting kids the dental care they need, said a third of parents responding to

July 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Case Management Can be Key to Helping High-Risk Children

by ADA News

An ADA-supported study by two North Dakota dental professionals showed that proactive dental case management facilitates referrals and appointment compliance, reduces reimbursement barriers, and reduces the need for more costly future treatment for high-risk low-income children by promoting the prevention

June 30, 2020 News DentistryNews

AAPD, AAPD Foundation, and Henry Schein to Help Enhance Access to Dental Care for Children by Providing PPE to AAPD Members


In the largest single commitment in its 33-year history, the AAPD Foundation has allocated up to $1.6 million to provide all AAPD members with one 50-count box supply of KN95 masks, in a joint collaboration between the Foundation and the

March 3, 2020 News News

Dentists Ask Province to Invest $50 Million to Kids’ Dental Program

by Kingston Herald

The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) reports it has made a formal request to the provincial government to invest $50 million to its dental program for children in support of Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO), which provides care to kids under the age of

January 20, 2020 News News

Police Charge Mother for Neglecting Dental Care for Children

by CBS21 News

 A York County woman is facing charges after police say she knowingly neglected dental care for two 4-year-old’s in her care. Alexis Mong, 25, has been charged with endangering the welfare of children for failing to get dental work for

December 16, 2019 News News

Henry Schein Celebrates 21st Annual ‘Holiday Cheer for Children’ Program with Families Around the World

by Henry Schein

Team Schein Members Donate Gifts, Clothing, and More to Participating Children, Families, and Seniors Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and Team Schein Members (TSMs) around the world joined more than 1,200 underserved children, families, and seniors to celebrate the Company’s

December 15, 2019 News News

Yukon Scales Back In-School Dental Program

by CBC News

A national shortage of dental therapists means some Yukon students won’t get dental care at school anymore. It affects Grade 8 students in Whitehorse, as well as all students at Whitehorse Elementary and Golden Horn schools. “The Yukon Children’s Dental

December 6, 2019 News News

Text Message Interventions Could Improve Oral Health of At-Risk Children

by Boston University

Text message interventions have the potential to improve the oral health of at-risk children by positively influencing caregivers’ attitudes and behaviors toward their children’s oral health, according to the results of a randomized pilot feasibility trial published in November 2019

November 11, 2019 News News

Dental Groups Urge Nebraska Medicaid Office To Halt And Overhaul Pediatric Dental Audits

by ADA News

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Nebraska Dental Association are troubled by the growing number of Medicaid pediatric dental audits in Nebraska that are harming children’s access to oral care, the

October 23, 2019 News NewsOral Health

KaVo Kerr Announces Partnership With TeamSmile And Its Mission To Provide Free Dentistry And Oral Health Education

by KaVo Kerr

Today, KaVo Kerr announced a partnership with TeamSmile, a national non-profit organization that provides free dental care and oral health education to underserved children throughout the United States, while partnering with professional and major college sports teams to provide a

September 25, 2019 News News

Nova Scotia Public Health Unable To Offer School-Based Fluoride This Year Due To Shortage

by CTV News

A nation-wide shortage of fluoride mouth rinse means Nova Scotia’s school-based fluoride program will be skipping a year. “It’s unfortunate that we’re faced with this unforeseen shortage, but this gives us the chance to readjust our delivery model in a

August 12, 2019 News News

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist

by Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii’s keiki have some of the worst oral health in the country. To combat the state’s extremely high rate of tooth decay among children, a pilot teledentistry program on the Big Island and Maui is bringing dental treatment directly to

August 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

526 Teeth Extracted From 7-Year-Old’s Mouth


Doctors have extracted an astounding 526 teeth from the mouth of a seven-year-old boy in a rare surgery performed at the city’s Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, doctors said. Suffering from a rare case of “Compound Composite Ondontoma”, the boy

July 24, 2019 News NewsOral Health

New Policy Set To Transform Dental Health For Children

by Irish Examiner

New policy to transform dental health for children, says Helen O’Callaghan. The Irish oral health landscape is set to be transformed following the publication of National Oral Health Policy Smile Agus Sláinte. The new policy provides free oral healthcare to all

June 28, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Traveling Dental Clinic Provides Care To Underserved Children

by Vince Vitrano

Thousands of local children will now be able to see a dentist without going to the dentist. DentaMed Healthcare, funded by a $500,000 grant from UnitedHealth, is about to roll out a mobile dentist office. The object is to deliver