With the unofficial start of summer fast approaching, DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read stories from the first part of the year, as measured by page views.
This time, the lists are broken down into the most-read columns authored by dentists and the most read news stories.
Reflecting the diversity of interests of DrBicuspid.com readers, our most-read articles include a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the new Department of Health and Human Services recommendations on fluoride, Florida Medicaid violations, and new information on the role of the sugar industry on caries research.
U.S. Supreme Court rules against NC dental board in whitening case
February 25, 2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court has announced a decision in the case of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), ruling 6-3 that the dental board could be subject to antitrust claims. Read more.
HHS recommends single level for fluoridation in new report
April 27, 2015 - The U.S Department of Health and Human Services on April 27 recommended a single level of fluoride of 0.7 mg/L (parts per million) to maintain caries prevention benefits and reduce the risk of dental fluorosis in community water systems. Read more.
Sugar industry influenced U.S. caries research in 1960s, 1970s
March 10, 2015 - The sugar industry influenced U.S. caries eradication research during the 1960s and 1970s, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine. By working closely with the National Institutes of Health, a sugar industry trade organization helped to shift the focus of federal research at the time from limiting sugar intake to finding alternative caries prevention strategies. Read more.
NC dental board, ADA: SCOTUS ruling undermines authority of states, professional boards
March 4, 2015 - The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners and the ADA criticized the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on teeth whitening, saying the ruling undermines the states' authority to regulate activity while creating a quandary for professional boards across the country. Read more.
Judge rules Fla. Medicaid program for kids violates several laws
January 2, 2015 - A federal judge has ruled that the 1.9 million children who depend on the Florida Medicaid program for medical and dental care are not receiving the care required by federal law. Read more.