Wednesday June 19, 2013
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Wisconsin is among the five states in the country with the most extensive programs to place dental sealants - plastic coatings applied to the chewing surface of molars to prevent tooth decay - in children, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Louisiana got poor marks for the availability of programs to provide crucial dental care to low-income children, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
WLRN Public Radio: Amazing Sealants Defeat Childhood Tooth Decay But Does Florida Care? Study Says 'No'
Florida is missing a cheap and easy bet for improving the dental health of its children, according to a new survey from the Pew Charitable Trusts
Florida, along with most U.S. states, is failing to prevent tooth decay in children in a key way, according to a report the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts released on Tuesday.
Colorado, like most states, isn’t doing enough to prevent tooth decay in children, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts
Florida needs to put more teeth in its policies to protect children's dental health, if the results of a new national report by the Pew Children's Dental Campaign is any judge.
Banned from tightening Medicaid eligibility in recent years, many states have instead slashed optional benefits for millions of poor adults in the program.
Midlevel dental providers perform preventive care and routine restorative duties, such as filling cavities. Although they work in more than 50 countries, including Canada and Britain, Minnesota and Alaska are the two states in which midlevel dental providers are licensed to work as part of the dental team. In Minnesota, dental therapists work in a variety of settings. Two dentists who supervise these practitioners in Minnesota share their perspectives.
This report examines how American families cope with unexpected financial setbacks, with a focus on how periods of unemployment affect family economic security and mobility.
In this video, a teacher and a high school student share their experiences with how dental problems affect the classroom. Community water fluoridation and dental sealants are two of the cost-effective ways for states to prevent decay so children are more likely to stay in school and perform better in class.
This brief provides an overview of New Zealand’s use of dental therapists to provide care for children, and offers insights for U.S. policymakers about how midlevel providers can expand children’s access to dental care, prevent and treat tooth decay, and improve public health.
On August 1, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a measure that ensures that the state’s investment in home visiting goes to proven, effective programs. The act, which was approved unanimously in the senate and by a bipartisan majority
This white paper from the Pew Children's Dental Campaign investigates how the addition of dental therapists to the dental team may expand the capacity of federally qualified health clinics to treat more children.
On Feb. 13–14, 2013, The Pew Charitable Trusts co-hosted the Third National Summit on Quality in Home Visiting Programs with Every Child Succeeds and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. On this page, videos from five of the presenters show highlights of their remarks.