It's safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist
15 hours ago
According to research from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in 2011 about two-thirds of pregnant women had their teeth cleaned in the year prior to delivery, but only about one-half had their teeth cleaned during ...
Expanding scopes of practice for dental hygienists improves oral health
Dec 07, 2016
Research conducted by the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds that in states where dental hygienists are allowed by law to practice at higher levels of professional competence and skill, ...
U.S. sees significant shortage in minority dentists
Dec 06, 2016
Underrepresented minority dentists represent a smaller percentage of the dental workforce and are unevenly distributed in relation to minority populations in the United States, according to a study by researchers at UC San ...
Few older Americans have dental insurance
Dec 05, 2016
Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries.
Scientists publish evidence for world-first therapeutic dental vaccine
Dec 05, 2016
A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading ...
Mouthguard a key defense against sports-related injuries
Nov 28, 2016
(HealthDay)—Safety gear for athletes playing contact sports should include mouthguards, say dental experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
For Syria's displaced dental care comes on wheels
Nov 24, 2016
There's not much room to manoeuvre in Muhannad Qabtur's dental clinic at a camp for displaced Syrians near the Turkish border, because his spotless facility is run from a camper van.
Most nursing home patients refuse dental care during stay, study concludes
Nov 22, 2016
Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don't take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found.
Why lovebirds have better teeth
Nov 15, 2016
Being struck by Cupid's arrow can be good for your teeth.
New self-help guide for kids could stop fear of the dentist
Nov 02, 2016
The number of children with phobias of the dentist could be reduced as experts create the first self-help guide designed to encourage young children to face their fears.