Dermal filler inflammation may occur after dental procedures
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning that dermal fillers may lead to inflammation following dental procedures.
July 14, 2023
Sugary drink tax may reduce healthcare costs
Residents in Oakland, CA, have bought fewer sugary beverages since a local soda tax went into effect.
April 20, 2023
NCD calls for federal oral healthcare coverage
The U.S. National Council on Disability (NCD) released a report on the unmet oral healthcare needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
April 7, 2023
Agency removes fluoride hazard classification
The latest draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has removed the hazard classification of fluoride.
March 24, 2023
Proposed U.S. law aims to address dental workforce shortage
U.S. lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and increase funding for a program that intends to address medical and dental workforce shortages in rural and urban areas.
March 22, 2023
Md. may require proof of dental exams for kids in school, childcare
Parents of children enrolled in public school or childcare in Maryland may be required to provide evidence that their kids underwent oral health screenings before specified ages, according to bills recently introduced by state lawmakers.
March 6, 2023
CDA calls for changes to sedation permits
The California Dental Association (CDA) is asking the California Dental Board to adjust its training requirements for moderate sedation permits, as well as onsite inspections and evaluations.
February 16, 2023
VideaHealth's Perio Assist gets FDA nod
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for Perio Assist, VideaHealth's tool for assessing periodontal disease.
February 8, 2023
Debate to Better Dentistry: MLRs for dental plans
In this series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on medical loss ratios (MLRs) with Michael Adelberg and Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah.
January 23, 2023
New Zealand to ban tobacco sales
New Zealand has passed an anti-smoking bill that will ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born on or after January 1, 2009, according to a report published December 13 on CNN.com.
December 15, 2022
U.S. lawmakers may allow funding for dental therapists
U.S. legislators are considering a proposed appropriations bill of approximately $1.4 trillion that includes a provision which, if approved, would permit federal funding for dental therapists in the fiscal year 2023.
December 8, 2022
Debate to Better Dentistry: Dental therapists
In this new series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on dental therapy and features Drs. Paul Casamassimo and Frank Catalanotto.
December 5, 2022
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