As the pandemic’s economic effects drive more people to enroll in Medicaid as safety-net health insurance, a new study suggests that the program’s dental coverage can improve their oral health in ways that help them seek a new job or do better at the one they have.
More than 70 percent of dentists surveyed by the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute are seeing an increase of patients experiencing teeth grinding and clenching, conditions often associated with stress.
ADHA and ADA have released initial findings from their ongoing, joint research designed to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 among U.S. dental hygienists, as well as examine infection prevention and control procedures and any associated trends, including employment data.
The healthy human oral microbiome consists of not just clean teeth and firm gums, but also bacteria living in an environment where they constantly communicate with the immune system. A growing body of evidence has shown that this system is highly influential on, and influenced by, our overall health.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be exacerbating teeth grinding and clenching, behaviors that are often signs of stress. Leopoldo Correa, director of the Craniofacial Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, answers common questions about bruxism and provides tips on what you can do about it.
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to partner with Sunstar Americas, Inc., DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, Henry Schein Dental, the dental division of Henry Schein, Inc. and Henry Schein One for an all-virtual, national event designed to support dental hygienists facing significant challenges and changes in their professional roles.
NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and complex medical conditions.
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association announces its newly installed leadership for 2020-21.
A new study describes how poor oral health may worsen gut inflammation.
For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body – in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.
Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, is published in Science Signaling.
A pioneer in dental residency education, Dr. Neal Demby has devoted his 50-year career at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone to improving the oral health of vulnerable populations.
Details on the groundbreaking partnership between ADHA, Johnhon & Johnson and Walgreens taking place during October
New research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University looks to change the strategy in identifying seniors’ perception of oral health issues. The idea is to find a correlation between seniors who value dental care and those who seek it out, despite the cost, transportation to appointments and other common barriers.