PARIS (AP) — Anyone who suffered through France's two-month lockdown with a toothache or other oral affliction of a non-emergency nature has a hope of licking the pain.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Dentists in Alaska say their business may be hurt by a state mandate requiring patients to have a negative test result for the coronavirus within 48 hours of an elective...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State regulators are warning consumers about a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from the Illinois Board of Dentistry.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal in Maine would stop insurance companies from mandating waiting periods between children's dental treatments.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry has announced the opening of a renovated dental clinic in Omaha.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill to allow dentists in Oregon to administer vaccines to patients has been signed into law.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon is the first state in the...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dentistry officials at West Virginia University say children ages 1 to 17 can receive free exams, any necessary X-rays and fluoride treatments on Feb. 1 in Morgantown.
WVU officials say the free dental care will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the university's Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. The care is being provided as part of WVU Dental Care's National Children's Dental Health Month celebrations.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — As a dentist, Dr. John Willhide combines old-fashioned customer service from the last century with the ever-changing technology of this one.
His dental practice has continued to change and evolve during the 51 years he's worked in Fredericksburg. Instead of shying away from new products and procedures as some others his age might do, Willhide embraces them.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five-year-old Evan Moua sat wide-eyed and terrified in the dentist chair in St. Paul. His sister had come back from her appointment missing teeth and he was sure the same thing was about to happen to him.
TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by state regulators.
The Hartford Courant reports that the State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to sanction Ammar Idlibi with a $10,000 fine and three years of probation, among other measures.
Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.
Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims, often from "natural" toothpaste marketers and alternative medicine advocates, that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.
BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — Dr. Dean Evans, who has served the Bluefield, Virginia community for 37 years by providing orthodontic treatment to both children and adults, is now in the transitional process of passing his practice on to Dr. Tyler Crowe, a former patient.
Evans, who's father was a dentist, grew up in Welch before moving to Princeton in 6th grade.
SEATTLE (AP) — The interim dean of the University of Washington's school of dentistry has abruptly resigned amid a multimillion budget deficit and criticism over the loss of specialty services after the school laid off nearly two dozen people earlier this month.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dental implants are increasingly being used to replace missing or failing teeth instead of dentures or bridges, which can be uncomfortable and hasten further deterioration. But implants can be very expensive and rarely are covered by insurance.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry will hold its annual Children's Dental Day next week.
The event provides free dental care to 175 children from seven communities on Friday at the college in Lincoln.
The services provided will include cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canals and stainless steel crowns.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State University Faculty Senate is considering a proposal to create a dental school in Bozeman.
Faculty members will vote on the issue later this month and if they approve, it would go to the Montana Board of Regents for consideration, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2wcivFr) reports.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The UNMC College of Dentistry Museum is now open in Lincoln.
The museum features a collection of dental artifacts that chart the history and evolution of the profession. It will be open to the public for free through Sept. 16.
Museum curator and professor emeritus Stan Harn has been building the collection since 1977. He says the exhibit this year has more than 40 dental cabinets on display from the 1860s through the 1950s, including several new ones from the 1870s.
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The tooth fairy is from Caswell County.
Lori Welch Wilson has been a dental assistant at Roslyn M. Crisp & Associates Pediatric Dentistry on South Church Street for the past 27 years — 18 of which she's also spent as the public relations officer and the "tooth fairy."
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A picture in VCU Health's ambulatory center downtown looks, from a distance, like a tree.
"But if you get closer," said Dr. A. Omar Abubaker, "you see it's actually a collection of faces and images. To me, the opioid epidemic, both to clinicians and to the public, it's from a distance. If I say, 'Opioid epidemic,' the first thing you think about are the graphs, the number of people that died, the statistics.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Maine dentist has entered into an agreement to pay $90,000 to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims to the state's Medicaid program.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuition costs could be going up for University of Alabama medical, dentistry and optometry students.
The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/2nRQH62 ) reports that the University of Alabama System's board of trustees meets Friday.
If board members approve the changes, they will become effective July 1 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama's College of Community Health Sciences.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Health has opened an investigation into the case of a 4-year-old southwest Washington boy who died after a dental procedure.
KGW-TV reported Friday (https://goo.gl/OAe7Yo ) the health department has 170 days to complete the investigation.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old southwest Washington boy died after undergoing a dental procedure.
Paramedics were called to the dental office Friday and the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital that afternoon. The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office identified the boy as Mykel Peterson of Vancouver and said the cause of death is under investigation.