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Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Madison LaBerge

25 May 2020

San Carlos, Arizona, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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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

Katie Basile

Anna Rose MacArthur

31 March 2020

Bethel, Alaska, United States

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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...

OneZero

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

23 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

Forbes

Christine Ro

16 September 2019

Sudan

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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

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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...

WGME-TV

David Singer

2 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

Broadcast TV News

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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

Roslyn Joseph

6 April 2019

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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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...

The Guardian

Paige McClanahan

8 November 2018

Los Angeles, United States

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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...

CALmatters

David Gorn

14 September 2018

California, United States

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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

Leandra Nisbit

9 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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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...

Oakland Magazine

Sarah Kwon

2 April 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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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...

The Outlook

Zane Sparling

3 October 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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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 ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 July 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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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

Alex Visser

4 May 2017

Washington, United States

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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...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 October 2014

Wellington, New Zealand

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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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