Three dental clinics in Philadelphia may have exposed their patients to HIV and Hepatitis. The dental practices were prohibited from operating after the health department found out that they have unsafe infection control practices.
Public Health March 26, 2019
A 'nonverbal' young boy's speech difficulty was initially believed to be a result of a genetic disorder. A single visit to the dentist fixed his tongue-tie and changed his life.
Medicine September 29, 2018
A man was informed by dentists that he had a strange lesion in his mouth during a routine checkup. The dentists deduced that the lesion surfaced after the man performed oral sex three days prior to his visit.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
The American Dental Association becomes one of the first major health units to advocate support for statutory limits on opioid prescriptions. All dentists are encouraged to uphold new policies to curb America’s growing opioid crisis.
Medicine March 27, 2018
A CDC report revealed that eight dentists and one dental technician have been treated for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at a Virginia hospital. The number was about 23 times greater than expected.
Public Health March 9, 2018
A dentist in Alaska pulled an unconscious patient's teeth while on top of a self-balancing scooter. The dentist described the hoverboard procedure as the "new standard of care."
Public Health April 23, 2017
The parents of 14-month-old Daisy Lynn who died after a dental procedure in North Austin have filed a lawsuit against the dentist, an anesthesiologist, and the dentist office. Learn more details about the alleged dental malpractice.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017
Young girl suffered from brain damage the day after her dental appointment. Medical records show that the dentist overly sedated the patient and used a dental restraint device called papoose.
Life March 12, 2016
Chewing sugarless gum can help prevent tooth decay in children. This treat is proven to help neutralize acids that destroy the tooth enamel.
Life February 12, 2016
Don’t like going to the dentist? Researchers may be a step closer toward helping ease your fears, turning to tiny electric currents to administer anesthesia instead of needles.
Life January 20, 2016
Australian researchers developed a preventive tooth decay treatment called Caries Management System. The 'no-drill' approach lowers tooth decay risk for up to seven years and reduces need for dental fillings by up to 50 percent.
Life December 8, 2015
People are usually afraid of a trip to the dentist, but it can become a phobia when the visit marked a strong impact on the person's well-being. Now, a new study revealed that cognitive behavior therapy sessions could help people with dental phobia overcome their fear.
Life November 30, 2015
To a man, it’s always 2005. This is the result of a weird brain injury he acquired when he went to the dentist to get a root canal.
July 12, 2015
Doctors are recommending parents start their kids on toothpaste with fluoride as soon as their baby teeth start kicking in. Fluoride has a long history of preventing tooth decay in children.
Life August 25, 2014
Study finds wide disagreement among dental professional on the best way to brush you teeth. Opinions and recommendations vary widely, study finds.
Life August 15, 2014
Dental associations, dental textbooks, toothbrush and toothpaste companies do not agree on one best method to brush the teeth. This poses a problem as the public may be confused on the proper way to brush because of the varying recommendations.
Life August 11, 2014
The American Dental Association recommends that adults visit their dentist per year but a new Gallup survey suggests that a big percentage of American adults are not mindful of their oral health.
Life April 30, 2014
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