Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
"The St. John Medical Center Emergency Department already sees nearly twice as many dental-related cases as the national average, spokesman Randy Querin said. Of the 54,000 Emergency Department visits during a recent 12-month period, about 2,000 were dental-related. That's about 3.7 percent, almost double the national average.
Most of those were uninsured patients or on Medicaid, Querin said."
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say."
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
* In Arkansas, 27% of our children have untreated dental decay.
* 57% of Arkansas’ children have some kind of dental cavities experience.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease today, five times more common than asthma.
* The Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in Arkansas are the 36th and 39th units to bring care and hope to underserved children around the world."
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Dental Care Crisis: Is a Healthy Smile Possible for all Ohioans?
In Ohio, which is 89% fluoridated: "'It's just something unfortunately that is seen as a commodity in our country. And I've had to go out of my way to get the dental service I need. I actually have left the country to get cavities filled. It's pretty devastating.'"
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Report: Income a 'really significant factor' in wellness � Knoxville News Sentinel:
Monday, November 15, 2010
The case of Deamonte Driver probably is the best-known case of caries-related mortality. Lesser known are the cases of Alexander Callender, a 6-year-old Mississippi boy who died of sepsis, and Jackie Martinez, a 7-year-old California girl who choked on a crown during a dental visit.2 Unknown to but a few involved in their care are the names of many other children who have died as a result of sedation mishaps or an overdose of local anesthetic during treatment for ECC [early childhood caries]. ECC-associated mortality secondary to infection and treatment likely never will be known owing to inadequate surveillance, lack of an ECC registry, issues of confidentiality, the terms of some legal settlements, missing or incorrect diagnoses, and even inconsistent diagnostic coding choices by hospitals and physicians. Among brain abscesses alone, 15 percent result from infections of unknown source, some or many of which may be of dental origin. It is likely that mortality related to ECC and its treatment is underreported. Coté and colleagues,in an attempt to identify pediatric deaths related to sedation during an almost 30-year period, commented that their study sample represented a gross underreporting while also stating that dental specialists were disproportionately represented among all pediatric health providers."
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2010): Prevalence of Early Childhood Caries and Parent Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors of Urban Hispanic Three Year Olds
138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2010): Prevalence of Early Childhood Caries and Parent Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors of Urban Hispanic Three Year Olds:
Friday, November 05, 2010
Minorities, poor and special needs children have had more toothaches than white children, according to a report published in this month’s Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Even after controlling for insurance and poverty status, black and multiracial children were more at risk for experiencing toothache than white children, researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle reported.