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25 May 2020
San Carlos, Arizona, United States
The San Carlos Apache tribe in Arizona has been able to increase dental healthcare access for children through targeted outreach and an educational marketing campaign. The goal of the multifaceted approach is to addre...
Alaska Public Media
Anna Rose MacArthur
31 March 2020
Bethel, Alaska, United States
Under 800 Words
When a dental clinic in Alaska had to suspend elective procedures due to the spread of the coronavirus, the clinic turned their efforts into repurposing their medical-grade material – usually used for sterilized medic...
Katherine Reynolds Lewis
23 September 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Over 3000 Words
Many children are facing sleep issues that result in changed behavior and attitudes. Research suggests that this could be related to the way skulls are evolving, so a team of doctors are addressing the problem through...
16 September 2019
Dental work can be a less than fond experience for many, but a procedure developed in Sudan is helping to address the anxiety that often comes with treating cavities. The practice which caps a cavity rather than remov...
The New York Times
Catherine Saint Louis
2 May 2019
New York, New York, United States
People with special needs can face medical challenges when buildings aren't built in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or doctors claim they can't treat them. In New York, the N.Y.U. College of Denti...
2 May 2019
Portland, Maine, United States
Broadcast TV News
Rural areas of Maine were being underserved when it came to dental hygiene, so the state opened a dental college and a loan repayment program in order to increase the amount of industry professionals. Since opening, t...
The Augusta Chronicle
6 April 2019
South Bend, Indiana, United States
Under 800 Words
Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange is bringing equitable dental care to the South Bend, Indiana community by offering free exams in exchange for good deeds. Catering to community members that may not be able to financ...
8 November 2018
Los Angeles, United States
Under 800 Words
For many people experiencing homelessness, long-term health issues mean that their teeth are in a state of disrepair. Premium dental care can help restore health and aesthetics, but also confidence to move forward wit...
14 September 2018
California, United States
In California, the highest poverty rate also corresponds with an alarmingly high rate of tooth decay in children. Now, state officials are working to pilot changes to Denti-Cal, which is part of California's health pr...
Second Wave Michigan
9 August 2018
Michigan, United States
The Michigan State Oral Health Plan began offering services after budget constrains eliminated the Medicaid oral health program in the state.A diverse group of stakeholders work to make the care accessible for residen...
2 April 2018
Oakland, California, United States
Dentists at the Asian Health Services Group in Oakland added a screening for mental health to their pre-appointment paperwork. Due to language barriers and cultural reluctance to acknowledge mental health issues, many...
3 October 2017
Portland, Oregon, United States
Under 800 Words
Dentists in Multnomah County, Oregon are helping to prevent "doctor shopping", where addicts attempt to get prescriptions from multiple providers. They are doing this by checking a national database that lists all of ...
10 July 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oral surgeons and other doctors tend to prescribe opioids to their patients following surgery, which has arguably contributed to a rising number of patients, especially those under the age of 25, developing addictions...
The Daily of the University of Washington
4 May 2017
Washington, United States
Individuals with disabilities often struggle to find dentists that will see them, even just for routine exams. At the University of Washington Medical Center, dentistry professionals are changing this practice through...
30 October 2014
Wellington, New Zealand
Tooth decay affects children from all backgrounds, but it’s concentrated among low-income and rural populations, who have the most difficulty accessing and affording dental care. One approach gaining momentum in the U...
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