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Dental therapists aim to fill in oral health shortfalls
A few states are trying to alleviate their oral health care shortages by allowing the licensing of dental therapists — a fairly new class of dental care providers, essentially dentistry's version of physicians' assistants. They face strong resistance …
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Oral Health for Seniors
Statistically-speaking, older people are at greater risk of developing oral health problems because of their higher levels of dependency on others, and therefore rely on staff to look after their teeth and general oral health for them. For this reason …

Maintaining Oral Health as You Age
May is National Older Americans Month, and despite the growing percentage of seniors retaining their teeth, it is vital your oral health is not overlooked as you age. For this reason, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is stressing the …
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New Jersey Schools Can Apply for Oral Health Education Grants
The OHEI grant program is designed to encourage teachers, curriculum coordinators, school nurses, and/or other administrators to create a new or expanded third-grade oral health education program to underscore the value of daily oral hygiene and that …