Thursday December 12, 2013
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Health advocates are concerned that new guidance from the Obama administration could make it more expensive for some low- and middle-income parents to pay for dental insurance for their children once the new health care law takes effect next year.
Some state lawmakers think they've found the solution to the nation's severe dental care access problem, but so far, only two states are using the touted "dental therapists" — and dentists aren’t thrilled about the idea.
We can improve oral health for Hawaii's children. And we should — because the numbers tell a disturbing story.
Dr. Michelle Mazur-Kary, president of the Maine Dental Association, wrote in her guest column (Feb. 3) about Maine’s “A” grade from the Pew Center on the States for dental sealants.
Dental problems are impacting attendance and grades in Pierce County schools (California), prompting county health officials to target the root of the problem.
The Pew Charitable Trust recently released a report or oral health that didn’t speak too highly of Missouri. On an A through F scale, it gave the state a D for its efforts to provide access to dental sealants for high-need kids.
The Pew Home Visiting Campaign presents 11 studies highlighting gains in education, health and future livelihoods at less cost to taxpayers through home visiting.
Pew’s 50-state report finds that most states are not doing enough to use a proven strategy for preventing tooth decay, unnecessarily driving up health care costs for families and taxpayers.
Dental sealants are clear plastic coatings that prevent tooth decay and take only a few minutes to apply to the chewing surfaces of permanent molars, the most cavity-prone teeth.
Millions of children entering school aren’t ready to learn. But a good home visiting program makes a difference, increasing graduation rates by as much as 56 percent.
In April, Maryland lawmakers unanimously approved legislation that creates one of the best systems in the nation for investing home visiting dollars effectively.
More children are living with relatives or close family friends because their parents can no longer care for them, but most states aren’t doing enough to help, a new report says.
39% of child abuse cases happen in the first four years of life. A good home visiting program can cut this number in half.
Several individuals with extensive knowledge of public health research share their conclusions about water fluoridation based on the scientific evidence.
Learn more about how dental health aide therapists (DHATs) serve Alaska’s tribal communities.
As part of a two-state, three-campus bus tour, President Barack Obama on August 22, 2013 unveiled a plan to make student loans more affordable and to reduce the cost of higher education. "Higher education cannot be a luxury," Obama said in his speech at the State University of New York at Buffalo. “It’s an economic imperative: Every family in America should be able to afford to get it."