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October 17, 2022 News DentistryNews

Australian Study Shows Fluoridated Water is Safe for Children

by Mirage News

Research out of the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Dentistry has found no link between community water fluoridation and adverse effects on children’s brain development. The study compared the brain development of children exposed to fluoridated water with those

October 7, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

Teachers Will Soon Be Asked to Teach Toothbrushing 101 in Quebec, Raising Workload Concerns

by CTV News

A tooth-brushing program that is soon to be phased in across Quebec in elementary schools is raising concern among teachers because they’ll be the ones called upon to supervise the students as they clean their teeth. The public health protocols

September 2, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice management

How to Make Your Practice Less Scary for Children

by Beau Peters

Surveys have shown that around 16 percent of children have a fear of going to the dentist. When you work in the industry, that statistic probably doesn’t surprise you. You’ve likely had your fair share of fearful kids walking into

August 8, 2022 News Dental StudentsNews

Dental Students Brush Up On Their Drama Skills to Teach the Importance of ‘Teeth for Life’

by Charles Stunt University

“Dancing against decay,” that’s the latest approach students at the Charles Sturt School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences are taking to help educate pre-school and primary school children on the importance of caring for their ‘teeth for life’. The students have

April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Interrupted Access to Vaccinations and Routine Dental Care for Many Children, Toronto’s Top Doctor Says

by CP24

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted access to dental care and routine immunizations for many children and a new report from Toronto’s top doctor says that the city needs to work with the province to create a plan to address the

March 8, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Glasgow Dentists ‘Fighting Back’ Against Oral Health Crisis in City Children

by Glasgow Live

Glasgow dentists are to hold out-of-hours clinics to help stem the growing oral health emergency among children. Hundreds of children will be treated by dentists from 11 practices across the city who have pledged to help with the crisis. The

January 11, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Fear Treatment in Childhood Has a Positive Impact on Later Dental Care

by The University of Oulu

Treating the fear of dental care in childhood is effective and predicts more regular dental examinations later in life, according to a study by the University of Oulu, Finland. Approximately one in two adults say that they are at least

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 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

by AAPD

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