Dentistry must embrace evidence, not CDC report flaws April 8, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jason P. Hirsch looks at the recent data brief issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics on dental caries and sealant prevalence in children and adolescents. Dr. Hirsch passionately argues that the report's treatment conclusions are flawed and that dentists need to bring evidence-based dentistry into their practice.
Childhood caries education can save millions of dollars April 3, 2015 -- New York state can save $50 million and improve young children's oral health by educating parents about early childhood caries, according to a new study with national and practice implications. This study also details the important role fluoridated water plays in caries prevention.
CDA dental clinic provides $2M in free care April 1, 2015 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) recently hosted a free, two-day dental clinic in Sacramento that provided $2 million in dental services to more than 2,000 people.