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After Congress fails to add dental coverage, Medicare weighs limited benefit expansion

After Congress fails to add dental coverage, Medicare weighs limited benefit expansion

Consuming water with fluoride at levels used for public supplies is safe: study reassures

Consuming water with fluoride at levels used for public supplies is safe: study reassures

Improving dental care by linking medical and dental records in health Information exchanges

Improving dental care by linking medical and dental records in health Information exchanges

Cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry led to no increase in infective endocarditis

Cessation of antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry led to no increase in infective endocarditis

If Congress adds dental coverage to Medicare, should all seniors get it?

If Congress adds dental coverage to Medicare, should all seniors get it?

87% of the patients still favor root canal treatment for badly damaged teeth

87% of the patients still favor root canal treatment for badly damaged teeth

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Study finds higher risk of overdose in patients treated with opioids to reduce dental pain

Study finds higher risk of overdose in patients treated with opioids to reduce dental pain

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Opioid misuse greatly increases chance of major depressive episode among teen girls

Opioid misuse greatly increases chance of major depressive episode among teen girls

UK Chief Medical Officer calls for tough action to tackle childhood obesity

UK Chief Medical Officer calls for tough action to tackle childhood obesity

Root canal work is not as bad as people think

Root canal work is not as bad as people think

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens

Painkiller prescriptions after wisdom tooth removal could set teens on path to long-term opioid use

Painkiller prescriptions after wisdom tooth removal could set teens on path to long-term opioid use

Study assesses effectiveness of chlorhexidine in preventing bacteremia after tooth extraction

Study assesses effectiveness of chlorhexidine in preventing bacteremia after tooth extraction

50% of Australians do not brush teeth twice a day

50% of Australians do not brush teeth twice a day

The “Great Dental Divide” between north and south England

The “Great Dental Divide” between north and south England