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Vermont moving forward on creating dental therapist training program – Health Article

About Mary Otto Mary Otto, a Washington, D.C.-based freelancer, is AHCJ’s topic leader on oral health and the author of “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.” She can be reached at mary@healthjournalism.org. States across the country are moving ahead with laws aimed at putting dental therapists to work. Legislators and health advocates hope the mid-level provider model will serve as a cost-effective way of getting dental care to historically underserved communities across…

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Review-Journal investigation chronicles allegations against dental board – Health Article

About Mary Otto Mary Otto, a Washington, D.C.-based freelancer, is AHCJ’s topic leader on oral health and the author of “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.” She can be reached at mary@healthjournalism.org. Photo by Jan van Broekhoven via Flickr Over recent years, the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners has weathered plenty of criticism. Two governors have singled out the professional licensing board for scrutiny. State audits, including one released in June, have…

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Eating With Dental Braces: What Foods to Eat and Which to Avoid – Health Article

Straight teeth and a healthy smile don’t happen without hard work. By getting dental braces, you take a huge step towards better oral health. However, it is best to expect that they may come with some challenges, especially when eating. When you have braces, there are certain foods which can make your teeth tough to clean and cause damage. Let’s face it, you didn’t spend your hard-earned cash just to ruin your braces. To ensure that your investment doesn’t go…

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Find out what an oral health report card says about your state – Health Article

About Mary Otto Mary Otto, a Washington, D.C.-based freelancer, is AHCJ’s topic leader on oral health and the author of “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.” She can be reached at mary@healthjournalism.org. Photo: Kate Sumbler via Flickr Oral health can offer useful insights into a state’s livability. That is a key message contained in WalletHub’s new report card: 2019’s States With the Best & Worst Dental Health. This is the third year…

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