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New NNOHA Teledentistry Resource

May 25, 2022
NNOHA is pleased to share our newest resource, a video example of a synchronous teledentistry visit! This video, featuring Dr. Yogita Thakur of Ravenswood Family Health Center, depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. This...

Virtual Dental Home Services For Children Will Be Available In Maine

May 19, 2022
A system for providing oral health, centered in community locations, will be available in Maine thanks to a new federal allocation.

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

By NIH on December 21, 2021
Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors. As a follow up to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America, this report explores the nation's oral health over the last 20 years.

Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act passes House

By Jennifer Garvin on December 16, 2021
Bill to promote oral health education clears US House A bill to promote oral health education has passed the U.S. House and is headed to the full Senate, the ADA said Dec. 13.

Estimating salivary carriage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in nonsymptomatic people and efficacy of mouthrinse in reducing viral load

By PremPrashant Chaudhary et al. on October 26, 2021
Mouth rinses can reduce the SARS-CoV-2 viral load in saliva of both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients, according to a study published by The Journal of the American Dental Association.

2021 John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health

By American Public Health Association on October 05, 2021
Please join the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section in congratulating the 2021 John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health recipient:   Jayanth V. Kumar, DDS, MPH

California Oral Health Literacy Toolkit

By California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health and the Health Research for Action Center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health on September 03, 2021
The September 2021 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores the California Oral Health Literacy Toolkit.  This toolkit includes five components to help providers learn or review basic oral health literary principles, including communicating clearly and with cultural...

Proven Public Health Measures – spotlight on Childsmile in Scotland

By Gail Douglas on August 25, 2021
For decades the oral health of children in Scotland was among the worst in Europe and given the strong link between caries and deprivation it had an unenviable task on its hands to improve things for future generations. It is a relatively small nation, with a population of around 5.5 million with...

Emergency Department Visits Involving Dental Conditions, 2018

By Pamela L. Owens et al. on August 20, 2021
Oral health contributes to overall wellbeing and improved quality of life.  Untreated poor dental health also can lead to negative general health outcomes.1 Most oral diseases tend to be progressive and cumulative without intervention.2 Tooth decay and periodontal disease are among the most...

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