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Tuft's Dentist on Display: Israel Adeloye DMD MPH

Dr Israel AdeloyePORTER, Maine — Graduation was approaching For Tufts School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) Alumnus Israel Adeloye, DMD (2014), MPH (2015) and he already knew that working within public health was in his future. As a teenager in Chicago, he remembered taking trips to Cook County Hospital to receive dental care. He wanted to work in a setting that provided accessible, comprehensive medical care in one location.

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Placing Dentists Where They Can Do The Most Good

GREENVILLE, North Carolina — What happens when you recruit students who are committed to rural practice and prepare them to be dentists in rural practice environments? Can such an investment make a measurable difference in improving access to dental care?

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Scotiabank Donates $500,000 To The University of Manitoba

Establishes dentistry fund to help underserved populations, and endows new scholarship in data analytics

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Scotiabank has donated $500,000 to the University of Manitoba's Front and Centre campaign, giving students academic support and opportunities to serve their community.

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Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes A Safer Option Than Smoking

NYU College of Global Public Health Stresses Harm Minimization Can Save Lives

NEW YORK, New York — Quitting smoking is among the top New Year's resolutions, but is notoriously difficult to do and often requires multiple attempts and strategies.

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How A State Legislature, The Federal Government And A Dental School Work Together To Provide Care

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Recall that during the great recession of 2008, adult dental care under Medicaid was terminated in Utah. Only pregnant women continued to receive dental benefits under Medicaid in the state. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on the state's budget, nonpregnant adults receive limited emergency dental benefits under Medicaid. Since 2008, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to restore dental care under Medicaid to as many adults as possible in Utah.

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Community Comes Together To Open Dental Clinic For Uninsured

JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina — Before the Caring Community Dental Clinic held its grand opening November 16, its director, Dr. Virginia Wilson, had already seen 125 patients who needed care.

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Lawsuit Seeking Fluoridation Ban Moves Forward

SAN FRANCISCO, California — A federal judge in December denied the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to ban the fluoride additives used in community water fluoridation.

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Reading, Writing And Oral Health

CHICAGO, Illinois — For some kids, school-based dental clinics offer their only shot at getting preventive dental care or any other kind of dental care.

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ADA Makes Case For CHIP's Public Health And Prevention Fund In Email

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — As Congress finalizes 2017 legislation, the American Dental Association (ADA) is urging lawmakers to "fully fund" the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without making cuts to the Public Health and Prevention Fund.

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Students Commit To Practicing In Underserved Communities

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has the unusual distinction this year of having four students who received a highly competitive national scholarship that commits health professionals to practice in medically underserved communities after graduation.

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