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Your Teeth Are Worth Saving – May Is Save Your Tooth Month!

Health · April 19, 2022 · The Editors

Our teeth: a gateway to nutrition, a way to signal our emotions, and a reflection of overall good health. Our teeth are truly worth respecting, preserving, and saving. Before the […]

Association Between Preventive Dental Care and Healthcare Cost for Patients With Diabetes or Coronary Artery Disease

Health · March 24, 2022 · The Editors

The two-way link between periodontitis and diabetes has been highlighted in numerous studies in recent years—yet the impact of preventive dental treatments on diabetes control remains unclear. Likewise, while researchers […]

Oral Health for All — Realizing the Promise of Science

Health · March 22, 2022 · The Editors

Although the past two decades have seen progress in raising awareness about the importance of oral health for overall health, dental and oral diseases remain problematic for many Americans. In […]

Be Proud of Your Mouth! World Oral Health Day – March 20

Health · March 18, 2022 · The Editors

World Oral Health Day (WOHD), observed annually on March 20, provides a platform for raising global awareness of oral health issues. The theme for this year’s WOHD is “Be Proud […]

NCD Report Shows a Return on Investment for Offering Medicaid Dental Care to Adults With I/DD

Health · March 16, 2022 · The Editors

On March 9, the National Council on Disability released the results of a preliminary Medicaid study focused on the costs and return on costs associated with offering basic dental benefits […]

New ADEA Policy Research Series Issue 5

Health · March 14, 2022 · The Editors

The American Dental Association (ADEA) has released their most recent Policy Research Series Report, “Oral Health Care and Primary Health Care: Stronger Together in Recognizing and Managing Diabetes.” A growing […]

Colgate-Palmolive Introduces Global Know Your OQ™ Campaign as part of $100 Million 5-Year Oral Health Commitment

Health · February 16, 2022 · The Editors

Company Broadens Signature Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program, Launches Global Oral Health Accelerator with Enactus, Initiates Groundbreaking Research and Expands Diversity Scholarships

WHO’s Global Oral Health Strategy

Health · July 23, 2021 · The Editors

The Lancet Commission on Oral Health calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) to support key action items as they develop global oral health strategy and action plan.

Can the Integration of Dental and General Healthcare Reduce the Prevalence of Periodontitis? EIU Report on the Societal and Economic Burden of Periodontitis

Health · July 13, 2021 · The Editors

On June 14, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published a report commissioned by the European Federation of Periodontology that provides a cost analysis of periodontitis in six Western European countries. […]

Three Domain Framework Addresses Oral Health Delivery

Health · November 9, 2020 · The Editors

Three Domain Framework Addresses Oral Health Delivery Industry leaders look to expand access and integration The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, along with 120 organizations, leaders, and stakeholders in […]

Expanding Access through Dentistry

Health · November 5, 2020 · The Editors

Study Details How Dental-Medical Collaborative Program at Health Center Improved HPV Vaccination Rates of Young Patients A new study describes a first-of-its-kind program designed to increase the rates of HPV […]

ADA Board of Trustees: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

Health · August 10, 2020 · The Editors

The American Dental Association Board of Trustees has adopted an ad interim policy stating dentistry is essential health care to help guide advocacy for the dental profession during the COVID-19 […]

Accessible Care is Equal Care

Health · July 29, 2020 · The Editors

People with disabilities have a long history of unequal access to, and discrimination in, oral health and primary care, which has resulted in large health disparities between disabled individuals and […]

New National Health Objectives in Healthy People 2030

Health · January 8, 2019 · The Editors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all […]

National Study Finds Higher Blood Pressure with Poor Oral Health

Health · October 23, 2018 · The Editors

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the tissues surrounding the teeth, with evidence of systemic effects. Some studies showed the benefit of periodontal therapy on blood pressure (BP), but […]

Mississippi’s New Medicaid Waiver Requires Enrollees to Make Less Than 27% FPL per Year

Health · August 9, 2018 · The Editors

More states are seeking to impose work requirements for parents and caretaker relatives to obtain health coverage. Mississippi’s new waiver amendment to CMS requires enrollees to work at least 20 […]

HHS Commissions New Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

Health · August 2, 2018 · The Editors

On behalf of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Dental and […]