Tag: Dentist

3 Philadelphia Dental Practices May Have Exposed Patients To HIV And Hepatitis

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

Boy Thought To Be 'Nonverbal' Gets To Speak After Dentist Discovers And Corrects His Tongue-Tie

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

47-Year-Old Man Gets Strange Lesion Inside Of His Mouth From Performing Oral Sex

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

Dentists Voice Out Support For 7-Day Limit For Opioid Prescriptions

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

Progressive Lung Disease Killing Dentists For Still Unknown Cause

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

Dentist Charged Of Medical Fraud Accused Of Pulling Teeth While Riding A Hoverboard

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

Parents File Charges Over 14-Month-Old Baby’s Death During Dentist Visit

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

Dental Restraint Device Linked To Brain Damage In 4-Year Old Girl

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 Sugar-Free Gum After Eating, Drinking Can Help NHS Save On Dental Treatment

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

Dentists Swapping Anesthetic Needles For Tiny Electric Currents

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

Say Goodbye To Dental Fillings: 'No-Drill' Dentistry Stops Tooth Decay

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

Cognitive Behavior Therapy May Help You Beat Fear Of Dentist

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

Routine Dental Anesthesia Traps This Man's Memory In 2005 And Can Only Create 90 Minutes Of New Memories

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

Parents - start your kids on fluoride at an early age, AAP says

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

Best way to brush your teeth? Don't ask your dentist.

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

World is in trouble. We don't agree on how to properly brush our teeth

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

35 percent of American adults did not see a dentist in 2013: Survey

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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