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Kids are going without dental care during the pandemic

Children are missing out on preventative dental care including teeth cleaning and checkups during the pandemic, according to a new survey. Covid-19 is a barrier to getting kids the dental care they need, said a third of parents responding to the survey released by C.S. Mott...

source: CNN
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As a dental professional, I sometimes have to tell patients unpleasant facts about their teeth and gums. When patients swear they practice good oral hygiene, it’s difficult to advise them that they have gum disease, an infection...

source: Dentistry IQ

The percentage of dentists who are women is growing, a trend that mirrors the makeup of dental schools and the general workforce. "Dental school enrollment is now 50-50 gender split, so that is the main reason why we are seeing more dentists who are women in the workforce,"...

source: American Dental Association

he contribution of poor oral hygiene to tooth decay concerned Sohail Rana while studying at Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine, leading him to tackle this problem with technology. Rana, who is in his last year as a dental student, and his team started working together...

source: The Pitt News

The United Kingdom’s second National Epidemiology survey of the oral health of 3-year-olds shows virtually no change since the first survey in 2013, and members of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) say they are...

source: Dentistry Today

In early March, the United States passed the benchmark of having vaccinated half of all adults over the age of 65.2 (The CDC states that more than 80% of COVID-19 deaths occur in people over the age of 65.1) Many states have opened vaccine...

source: Dentistry IQ

Periodontitis may be associated with elevated systolic BP in otherwise healthy individuals, according to research published in Hypertension. “Patients with gum disease often present with elevated blood pressure, especially when there is active gingival inflammation,...

source: Healio

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