There may not be a more feared dental procedure than a root canal, but the key to ensuring a positive experience is choosing the right professional to perform the procedure. Painful root canal treatment is a thing of the past thanks to advances pioneered by endodontists, the root canal specialists. In a just released L.C. Williams & Associates poll, 89 percent of individuals who previously underwent a root canal by an endodontist would return to the specialist for future procedures.
Nova Scotians can look forward to more choice and better access to preventative oral health care.
Dentrix Dental Systems is increasing sales and gaining higher ROI with efficiency and repeatability in their data conversion processes with the implementation of Pervasive Data Integrator into DENTRIX and EasyDental software.
The new arrangements for commissioning primary dental care services in the NHS have now been in place for some 18 months. The new contract has helped to stabilise the provision of NHS dental services and improved access for patients. Local Health Boards have been able to bring in new services if a dentist leaves or reduces their NHS commitment and have found little shortage of takers for new or expanded contracts when offered.
Fewer than half of U.S. children under age 20 visit a dentist at least once annually.
Hispanic youth report better dental health habits than their non-Hispanic peers.
People today are concerned about their total health, weight issues and being healthy, yet they forget to protect their teeth and the health of their mouth.
In 2006, 7 million more Americans received dental benefits than the year before, marking a 4.4 percent increase in total dental benefits enrollment.
NADP urges prompt action to enact the dental provisions of the House and Senate passed CHIP reauthorization bill.
Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is helping Maine-based efforts to ensure that school children receive dental services to prevent tooth decay, the most common, chronic, childhood disease. The Foundation awarded $5,000 to Oral Health America in support of the organization's Smiles Across America program, which helps communities build infrastructure for school oral health care. The entire award is allocated for services for uninsured and underinsured children.
Health Minister Michael McGimpsey launched the first dental service in Northern Ireland to be directly employed by a Health Board.
AHA has urged a sizable group of people to take antibiotics before having dental work or other procedures that might flood the bloodstream with bacteria.
Halloween is a perfect time for parents to reinforce proper brushing habits to their children.
More than 10,780 children eligible for Medicaid in Maryland have not received dental care in at least four years, and an additional 22,110 low-income children have not seen a dentist in at least two years, according to a review of dental records by the House Oversight and Government Reform Domestic Policy Subcommittee, the Washington Post reports. Subcommittee staff reviewed billing and service information from United Healthcare, one of the managed care groups that administers Medicaid benefits in Maryland.
The potential associations between oral health and overall health, including heart problems, diabetes and pneumonia make it even more important for older adults to maintain good dental health for a lifetime.
Minority children in Connecticut experience severe tooth decay at twice the rate of white children.
Tooth decay is the single most common childhood disease among the nation's children.
US Surgeon General reports that tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of the Georgia's children age two through five and one-half of those age 12 through 15. A 2005 survey that measured the oral health status of Georgia
Members of Congress push legislation that would strengthen dental care for children in low-income families.
The efforts of government agencies and product marketers to convince Europeans of the importance of better oral care appears to have paid off as sales of oral care products jumped more than 6% in 2006.
Most heart patients will no longer need to take antibiotics before receiving dental treatment.