When it comes to access to routine dental care – a major determinant of oral health – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) falls well short in its goals of lowering costs, increasing access and improving health outcomes, according to new analysis by the American Dental Association. But in a series of three new research briefs, [ Read More ]
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Adults’ dental visits have declined while children’s increased during the period between 2000 and 2010, according to new research briefs released by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC). Surprisingly, the trend in reduced adult utilization predates the economic downturn that began in 2007. The dental utilization gap between high-income and low-income adults [ Read More ]
Genuine smiles create a sense of trustworthiness, and those who are more confident in their smiles are often more confident all around. A whiter smile can improve the overall appearance of a smile and help those suffering from aging or stained smiles feel better about the way they look. That’s why Dr. Poneh Ghasri DDS, [ Read More ]
Fewer people today are scheduling dental visits since 2007 because of the challenging economy, changes to private dental insurance plans and reductions in public funding for dental programs, according to a new report released by the American Dental Association (ADA). In response to the report, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is calling for a set [ Read More ]
Any type of injury to your teeth or gums should not be ignored. Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. To stay prepared, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) suggests keeping your dentist’s emergency phone number readily available and pack an emergency dental-care kit, including [ Read More ]
Produced by Smile-On, this CPD Programme will help practitoners learn more about mouth cancer.
John Colquhoun, BDS, PhD 1924 – 1999 A dentist and historian, John Coquhoun lived in Auckland, New Zealand while pursuing a career as a researcher, dental practitioner and public health official. He graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1948 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and received his diploma for [ Read More ]
Meet Katie, Soy, Shane and Nidhi. They are all members of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). It’s a network of more than 10000 primary care providers serving areas around the country of significant medical, mental, and dental need. Thanks to the Recovery Act and the Affordable Care Act, the NHSC has more members than [ Read More ]
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What do you do if you knock your teeth out on your skateboard? American Dental Association’s public service “announcement” commercial from the 90s featuring dinosaurs and a mammoth.