Ava Barrosava.email@example.comDental EducationUT dental school gets $2.7M grant to promote diversityThe University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has received a $2.7 million grant to help increase the number of dental professionals from underrepresented minority groups.November 30, 2023SugarSoda tax may be linked to drop in dental-related hospital staysMore than 5,500 hospital admissions for tooth decay for kids may have been prevented due to the implementation of a soft drink tax in the U.K., according to a study recently published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health.November 30, 2023InsuranceU.S. lawmaker asks companies to answer for poor oral care accessA U.S. lawmaker has asked companies that administer dental benefits in Illinois about solutions for breaking down barriers to oral healthcare for Medicaid enrollees.November 29, 2023Oral BacteriaVigorous exercise makes you sick, and your saliva proves itSaliva tests reveal that intense exercise leads to bacterial changes in the mouth. Additionally, there was a drop in signaling molecules that help fight viral infections, according to a study published in Military Medical Research.November 27, 2023Patient CommunicationDoes guilt convince dental patients to improve their oral health?Dentists may want to stop trying to guilt patients into flossing and brushing more often. Using guilt to communicate health concerns likely won’t lead to behavioral changes, according to a study recently published in Frontiers in Psychology.November 21, 2023Orofacial PainIt may hurt. Pain sensitivity possibly linked to political views.Spike Lee, PhD, of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, had just received a numbing agent, like he always does before a dental cleaning, when he wondered whether a lack of sensitivity to pain affects one's moral and political views.November 20, 2023Industry UpdatesSmile Generation raises $650K for special needs programSmile Generation has raised more than $650,000 to support dental service organization (DSO) Pacific Dental Services Foundation's special needs dentistry program.November 14, 2023OpioidsHighs and lows of opioid prescribing for dental patientsU.S. dentists and oral surgeons still prescribed opioids to millions of patients, according to a recently published study in PLOS One.November 13, 2023FluorideGroup working to get more students dental exams, preventive careEarly Smiles Sacramento, a program of the nonprofit organization Center for Oral Health, has launched an oral health program that aims to increase the number of school-aged children who undergo dental exams and fluoride varnish application.November 9, 2023AI65% of consumers open to AI's use in dental practicesA new consumer survey from Weave reported that 65% of consumers are open to providers using artificial intelligence (AI) in their practices.November 8, 2023Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesLegal IssuesDental clinic must pay $97K to settle civil rights caseA Minnesota dental clinic has reached a settlement in a civil rights case.ImplantsDentist to give $60K new smile to mocked OU football fanSugarSoda tax may be linked to drop in dental-related hospital staysInsuranceU.S. lawmaker asks companies to answer for poor oral care accessSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.