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Few Older Americans Have Dental Insurance

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.

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Dental, Dentist, Anxiety, Dentistry, Pet Therapy, Dental Anxiety, Dental Fear, Dental Phobia

Fear the Dentist? Four Ways to Calm Your Nerves

Going to the dentist doesn’t top most people’s list of favorite things, and for some it is downright terrifying. It’s estimated that 9 to 15 percent of Americans skip or avoid the dentist due to fear. Keenly aware of this anxiety, some dentists use techniques to help patients overcome their fears.

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Cancer Risks in Blacks: 'A Complex, Entangled Web', Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response, and More in the Cancer News Source

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HPV, Cancer, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer, Oral Cancer

Indiana State Professors Use Survey to Assess HPV Knowledge, Develop Educational Initiatives

With a passion to advance the HPV conversation to include research related to HPV epidemiology, transmission and inclusion of oropharyngeal and other HPV-associated cancers, Professors Whitney Blondeau has teamed up with Olabode Ayodele to raise awareness and educate the university community.

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University At Buffalo, Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Facilities, Elder Care, Aging, Dental Care

Most Nursing Home Patients Refuse Dental Care During Stay, UB Study Concludes

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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.

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intellectual and developmental disabilities, special needs dentistry, Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Persons with Special Needs, Disabilities, Oral Health, Dental Care

Tufts Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Oral Health Care to Patients with Special Needs

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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Tufts Dental Facilities, a network of clinics in Massachusetts that provides comprehensive oral health care for patients with disabilities.

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ENT, Otolaryngology, Surgery, Dry Mouth, stage IV, neck surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Lymph Nodes, Trachea, salivary endoscopy surgery, Saliva, Glands, Scopes, Irrigate, Loyola

Chronic Dry Mouth Cured With One Simple Surgery at Loyola

For almost a decade, Gary Hackney suffered from painfully debilitating dry mouth caused by treatment for stage IV thyroid cancer. He was taking more than 20 medications per day to treat dry mouth until he met with Carol Bier-Laning, MD, a head and neck surgeon at Loyola Medicine. Dr. Bier-Laning knew she could help. “Mr. Hackney had previously had a surgery to remove his thyroid. He then had radioactive iodine treatments which caused him to suffer from an incredibly dry mouth,” she said. “He was taking multiple medications and multiple pills daily to treat that condition and I knew he was a good candidate for salivary endoscopic surgery.”

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NYU, NYU Dentistry, HRSA, Underserved Populations, Growing Success

NYU Dentistry’s Dr. Courtney Chinn Awarded $1.3M HRSA Grant to Establish Growing Success, a Novel Faculty Development Program Designed to Expand Dental Access for Underserved Populations

Courtney H. Chinn, DDS, MPH, clinical associate professor of pediatric dentistry and director of the postgraduate program in pediatric dentistry at the NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), has received a five-year, $1.3 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish Growing Faculty Success in Community-based Educational Settings (Growing Success).

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American Dental Hygienists’ Association, ADHA, dental hygiene, Dental Hygienists, Diagnosis, Educators

ADHA Emphasizes Critical Role of Hygienist in Dental Hygiene Diagnosis

The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) has released a new white paper that underscores the ability of the dental hygienist to perform dental hygiene diagnosis as part of the oral care team working to ensure that every patient is evaluated and treated, based on their individual oral health needs.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dark Chocolate, Oral Health, Cavities

Dark Chocolate: Subtle Trick or Ideal Treat?

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Halloween is fraught with the perils of cavity-inducing treats. Lip-smacking sour gummies, ooey gooey caramel and fruit chews can get to the best of us, but these sugar-laden delights wreak havoc on our oral health. Yet there is a glimmer of semi-good news for the cavity conscious: dark chocolate.

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Oral Health, Older Adults, Dental Care, oral heath disparities

Where the United States is Failing in Oral Health--Nadia Lanaido, DDS, NY Academy of Medicine

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School-Based Dental Sealant Programs for Children Reduce Cavities and Costs

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New research findings demonstrate that school-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children’s permanent teeth from decay.

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TTUHSC El Paso Receives $6 Million Grant for New Dental School

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $6 million grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF) to support its new dental school.

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Health Behaviors, Health tracking devices, Behavior Change, Dental Care, tooth-brushing behavior

Recent Study Uses Selfies to Help Improve Tooth-Brushing Techniques

Tracking health behaviors provides opportunity to detect important patterns with statistics and, in turn, intervene to help people with technology or other interventions.

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anesthesia and children, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, surgical anesthesia

Combining Dental, Medical Procedures May Safely Limit Children’s Anesthesia Exposure

Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family, suggests research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting.

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Dental, Dentistry, mouth guards, Football, mouth injuries, Baseball Injuries, Basketball Injuries, Jaw Pain, tooth pain, UAB School of Dentistry

Sports Safety: Avoiding Mouth Injuries

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According to the CDC, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year.

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Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiovacular Disease, dental plaque, Toothpaste, Prevention, Oral Health, Dental Health, Inflamation

Toothpaste Significantly Reduces Dental Plaque and Inflammation Throughout the Body

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For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body — in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results from a randomized trial of a novel plaque identifying toothpaste, Plaque HD®, produced statistically significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body as measured by high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), a sensitive marker for future heart attacks and strokes.

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Microbiome, Oral Health, Migraines, Bacteriology, Microbiology, Genetics, Cardiology, Dentistry, Neurobiology, Nitrates

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in Their Mouths

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches. The study is published October 18 by mSystems.

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HPV, Head & Neck Cancer, Gardasil, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, oropharyngeal cancer, Oral Cancer, HPV vaccination

HPV Can Lead to More than Cervical Cancer

Dr. Veytsman discusses the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the connection to head and neck cancers.

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Dreading Your Next Trip to the Dentist?

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Psychology researchers at West Virginia University have discovered evidence of a genetic basis for fearing dental treatment.







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