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The Santa Fe Group Submits Nomination of Dental Services for Medicare Coverage for Individuals With Diabetes

February 19, 2024 · The Editors

On February 2, 2024, the Santa Fe Group submitted their nomination to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to request coverage of medically necessary dental services for individuals […]

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February is … Black History Month

February 13, 2024 · The Editors

Up until the late 1800s, Black dentists were nearly unheard of. When the first US dental school opened in 1840, Black students were denied the opportunity to apply. Black Americans […]

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February is … Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2, 2024 · The Editors

Brought to the public by the American Dental Association, National Children’s Dental Health Month is observed every February. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, dental caries are four […]

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Toothbrushing in Hospital Reduces Infections and Death

January 22, 2024 · The Editors

Toothbrushing is potentially more effective than antiseptic at reducing the oral microbiota because the mechanical action breaks up plaque and other biofilms. Yet, guidelines have focused very little on brushing as […]

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