Monday, October 29, 2007

Push for dental subsidy | Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

Push for dental subsidy | Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania:

Tasmania and 75% of Australia is fluoridated:

"Recently the Sunday Tasmanian revealed a looming dental health crisis for children, with research showing tooth decay in 14- and 15-year-olds rising by 71 per cent in just six years. The new survey released by Australia Fair shows that 40 per cent of Australians could not access dental care when they needed it and more than half a million people were on waiting lists for general care from public dental services."

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Elgin Courier Online, Elgin Texas

Elgin Courier Online, Elgin Texas: "most cities use hydrofluosilicic acid. 'It is highly corrosive. I've seen a few drops of it eat straight through a six-inch thick slab of concrete when spilled. It requires our operators to wear acid protective clothing and breathing apparatus, so I do have concerns about our operators handling a hazardous material daily,' said Prinz."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007 Rapid Responses for Cheng et al., 335 (7622) 699-702 Rapid Responses for Cheng et al. British Medical Journal

"DENTAL RISKS OF FLUORIDATION: As a Cosmetic Dentist, it is not uncommon to have patients receive gorgeous porcelain veneers to correct their dental fluorosis, white and brown damage from too much ingested fluoride. Costs range from several hundred dollars to well over $25,000 and need to be retreated every 10 to 20 years for life time costs which may exceed $100,000 per person. With a third of children having dental fluorosis, the true costs for cosmetic damage to teeth alone is in the trillions of dollars. A side effect seldom raised by cosmetic dentists. Certainly most will not seek treatment, but the public liability for damage is significant. Public Health Dentists seldom provide cosmetic dentistry and therefore under rate the increased dental damage from fluoridation."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Appleton Post-Crescent: Your Fox Cities News Source - Grant fills dental need for low-income families

Appleton Post-Crescent:
Grant fills dental need for low-income families
Appleton, Wisconsin is fluoridated:

"Since October of 2003 the Tri-County Community Dental Clinic has:

Treated 9,700 patients during 21,500 visits.

Filled cavities in 7,000 teeth.

Extracted 10,500 teeth with severe dental disease.

Provided 14,000 exams and 3,800 cleanings.

Provided patients with $4.8 million of donated dental care.

Used the services of more than 400 volunteers, including 100 local dentists, hygienists and students from the Marquette University School of Dentistry and Fox Valley Technical College dental hygiene and dental assistant programs. Source: Legacy of Smiles Campaign" ADA News: Texas program earns CAPIR community award. ADA News: Texas program earns CAPIR community award.:

Arlington, Texas is fluoridated: "Because of the severe nature of the decay the dentists found in the children who initially came to the clinic, a second program was created in 1994"

Arlington, Texas—Since its founding in 1993, 38,500 patients treated and $6 million in free or low-cost dental care provided are the successful statistics of the "Dental Health for Arlington" program—this year's recipient of the highest ADA Community Dentistry Award.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Quincy Herald Whig

Quincy Herald Whig:

"Sugary drinks are taking a toll on young children's teeth. A comprehensive study of the nation's dental health released earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that tooth decay in primary, or baby, teeth of children ages 2 to 5 is on the rise. 'We've definitely not seen it go down. It's leveling off or maybe slightly increasing,' said Dr. Charles Janes, a dentist with offices in [fluoridated] Quincy and [fluoridated] Hannibal, Mo."

Charlotte Observer | 10/15/2007 | Report reveals dental deficit

Charlotte Observer | 10/15/2007 | Report reveals dental deficit: North Carolina is 85% fluoridated

"(Raleigh) News & Observer RALEIGH -- One in five N.C. children goes to kindergarten with untreated tooth decay, while less than half of Medicaid-eligible children get any dental services at all, a new report on the health of the state's children shows. 'In this millennium, that's basically a tragedy,' said Tom Vitaglione, one of the authors of the annual child health report card and a senior fellow at Action for Children N.C., a child health advocacy organization." - Headlines - Headlines: "Only 13 of the about 60 dentists in Bay County accept Medicaid; only eight of those dentists have billed for Medicaid in the last year, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration, in Tallahassee. “We have a real dental crisis in Florida,” said Linda Roemer, a nurse practitioner at St. Andrew Community Medical Center." Florida is 68% fluoridated

Friday, October 12, 2007

Dont Read This Until After You Have Brushed Your Teeth - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog

Dont Read This Until After You Have Brushed Your Teeth - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog: "Asian-American children in the New York City have the highest incidence of tooth decay and damage of any ethnic group, as is the case nationwide (71 percent compared to the 26 percent nationwide average)."

New York City has been fluoridated since 1965

News::Prevention Is Key

News::Prevention Is Key: "ROCHESTER, MN {is 98% fluoridated] -- Dentists say, more people than ever don't have dental insurance and that's causing a record number of untreated cavities and tooth decay"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Times are good for U.S. dentists, but not for the poor - International Herald Tribune

Times are good for U.S. dentists, but not for the poor - International Herald Tribune:

"The lack of dental care is not restricted to the poor and their children, the data show. Experts on oral health say about 100 million Americans - including many adults who work and have incomes well above the poverty line - are without access to care."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

City To Bring Dental Care To Schools - News Story - WBAL Baltimore

City To Bring Dental Care To Schools - News Story - WBAL Baltimore:

"According to a new Congressional report, nearly 11,000 children eligible for Medicaid have not seen a dentist in at least four years, and another 22,000 have not received dental care in the past two years"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 Living Section Living Section:

Llincoln, Nebraska is fluoridated: "'It seems like we've been doing a lot of cases on 2-year-olds,' said Dr. Scott Hamilton, director of pediatric dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, based in Lincoln. Recently he repaired 11 of the teeth in a 3-year-old patient — children typically have 20 at that age — including the placement of multiple crowns and performing two pulpectomies, a procedure equivalent to a root canal in an adult."

"We did what we could to keep them in, but they were pretty infected," he said.

Omahan Sheree King "was very surprised" when a dentist found cavities in the teeth of her younger daughter, at age 3. The girl drank juice but didn't eat a lot of candy, King said. Her 7-year-old has had no cavities. Both brush.

Recently the younger daughter, now 5, had two teeth pulled at the Nebraska Medical Center.