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December 6, 2018 News News

School Dental Vans That Illegally X-Rayed Children Are Shut Down

by Rachel Olding & Angus Thompson, The Sydney Morning Herald

A network of mobile dental vans that illegally X-rayed children has been shut down, and a corporate takeover has seen directors sacked on the spot and vans forcefully taken from school grounds in dramatic scenes. However, the new owners who

December 3, 2018 News News

Calls For Action on Sugar After Teen, Children had 45,000 Operations to Remove Teeth Last Year

by Ellen Manning, Yahoo! News

There were more than 45,000 hospital operations to remove teeth from teenagers and children last year, figures show. That equates to around 180 each working day and has sparked calls for immediate action to tackle sugar consumption. UK youngsters are the biggest consumers

November 22, 2018 News News

Changes to Nova Scotia Kids Dental Program Could Be Ready for Early 2019

by Michael Gorman, CBC News

Changes are expected to Nova Scotia’s oral health program for children by the end of January. Health Minister Randy Delorey said Wednesday proposed regulatory changes, reached following talks between his department and officials with the Nova Scotia Dental Association, will go

October 29, 2018 News News

Children with Severe Dental Decay ‘Should be Referred to Safeguarding Teams’

by ITV News

Children found to have severe dental decay should be referred to local safeguarding teams as it may be an indicator of wider neglect, dentistry experts have said. Researchers at London’s King’s College Hospital said two out of five (40%) children

October 12, 2018 News News

Around 550 Nunavut Children Waiting Up to a Year for Urgent Dental Care

by CBC News

Nunavut’s chief dental officer says there are still hundreds of children in the territory who need urgent dental care. Around 550 Nunavut children are waiting for dental treatment requiring general anesthetic — meaning they need to be put to sleep while

August 10, 2018 News News

Dental Issues Can Negatively Impact Children’s School Success

by DentalPlans.com

A trip to the dentist is one of the best ways to help children have a successful school year. This is unfortunately because the high cost of dental care has been linked to frequent school absences and learning problems. Even when they

July 30, 2018 News News

Province Quickly Reverses Course on Children’s Dental Cleanings

by Shaina Luck, CBC News

The Nova Scotia government has quickly reversed a decision earlier this month that removed a type of dental cleaning coverage from thousands of families with young children. On July 12, the Department of Health and Wellness sent out an update to dentists saying

July 25, 2018 News News

Parents Confess Flossing Is Most Challenging Thing To Get Child To Do

by Delta Dental Plans Association

Parenting can sometimes feel like an uphill marathon, particularly when it comes to enforcing proper oral care habits with your child. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, parents are more likely to say getting their child to

July 10, 2018 News News

Children With ‘As Many As 20 Decayed Teeth’ Inspire Brisbane Dentist

by Shelley Lloyd, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

You might not know his name, but Brisbane dentist Malcolm Campbell is a hero to hundreds of children in East Timor. Once a year, with the help of other volunteers, he loads up a truck with a mobile dental clinic

June 14, 2018 News News

New Brunswick Bans Sugary Drink Sales in Schools

by Elizabeth Fraser, CBC News

New Brunswick’s public schools are getting rid of chocolate milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. The province unveiled reforms to Policy 711, also known as the “healthier school food environment” policy, at

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 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

December 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Children’s Oral Health Disparities Persist Despite Equal Dental Care Access

by Oral Health

Oral health of children who receive dental care through Medicaid lags behind their privately insured peers, even though the children receive the same amount of dental care, according to a study from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The

November 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Children’s Rights to Oral Health Care

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On November 20, dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding us all of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health. As Gerry Cool, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA),

October 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Better Oral Health Care Isn’t Benefiting Children in Kentucky

by Oral Health

Access to oral health care has increased since 2001, yet more children face urgent dental needs, according to a new study co-­released today by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates. The report, Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health

August 9, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Baby Tooth Album Launches New ‘Eli the Firefly’ Product to Teach Kids Importance of Dental Health

by Krysten McCumber

For some parents, getting their children to brush their teeth is a daily struggle. Getting active children to stand still while focusing on two minutes of teeth brushing can seem like an eternity. That’s why mom and dad duo, Lala