The New York Times recently published an article on how to afford dental care, featuring Dr. Athena Papas, co-head of geriatric dentistry at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
A new tooth-whitening product is coming on the market, and the manufacturer has a research contract with a dental school clinic to assess its effectiveness.
Nicole Holland was still a dental student working in the clinics when she began to see the bigger picture. She dutifully taught her patients how to take care of their teeth at home, but they usually didn’t follow through. She figured there had to be a better way to reach them.
The number of patients hospitalized for dental infections that could have been prevented with regular care or in-office root canals rose nearly 42 percent from 2000 to 2008, according to a first-of-its-kind study. In contrast, hospitalizations for all causes increased 5.3 percent during that same nine-year period.
First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough
Dentists and other health-care providers need to create a welcoming environment for LGBT patients. (Illustration: TheiSpot/Jing Tsong)