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High Energy Drinks Are Dangerous And Damaging Says British Society Of Paediatric Dentistry

LONDON, England — A ban on the sale of high energy drinks to under-16s is being called for by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). Claire Stevens, President of BSPD, said the drinks were damaging to dental health and should not have a place in the diet of children and young people. high energy drinks and called on the dental profession to continue to raise awareness.

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British Dental Association Says ​Child Decay Stats Badge Of Dishonour For Ministers

LONDON, England — The British Dental Association (BDA) has condemned ministerial indifference as new statistics show the child tooth decay crisis continues to grow, with 170 multiple extractions performed under general anaesthetic on under-18s in English hospitals every day.

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National Children's Dental Health Month Kicks Off February 1

CHICAGO, Illinois — Each February since 1981, in observance of the American Dental Association's National Children's Dental Health Month, dental professionals, health care providers and other community members come together to help promote the benefits of good oral health to children, parents, caregivers, teachers and others in communities and many service bases across the United States.

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List Your Give Kids A Smile Day Appointments On The Colorado Dental Association Website

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado — Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day is right around the corner, on Friday, February 2. Dental offices are encouraged to offer GKAS programs in their offices as part of this day of donating dental services to children in need of care.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride Featured In CDA Journal

CHICAGO, Illinois — In the first of a two-issue series, the January issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores silver diamine fluoride. Articles include a review of the history and use of silver diamine fluoride in dentistry, a discussion about the role silver diamine fluoride plays in the chronic disease management of caries in children and a report on a randomized clinical trial that compared the use of silver nitrate to that of conventional restorative treatment.

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Find Give Kids A Smile Event In Your Area

CHICAGO, Illinois — The ADA Foundation's toll-free number for its Give Kids A Smile program helps caregivers and volunteers determine whether there is a GKAS event in their community.

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'These Children Don't Have To Live With Dental Disease'

ST LOUIS, Missouri — "Give Kids A Smile represents the heart of dentistry." That was dental student Mirissa D. Price's takeaway from the 2017 GKAS Community Leadership Development Institute October 25-29 in St. Louis. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine student was one of 10 ambassadors who attended the institute, which offers an opportunity for select GKAS program coordinators across the country to share best practices, explore outreach enhancements and learn new approaches to providing oral health care services for under-served children.

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Join The Tooth Team For National Children's Dental Health Month

Are you on the Tooth Team?

CHICAGO, Illinois — Everyone is invited to join the oral health-promoting squad in February for National Children's Dental Health Month. The annual, month-long campaign invites dental and other health care professionals and educators to come together and promote the benefits of good oral health care to children and their caregivers. This year, the theme is Tooth Team, based on the poster and activity sheets concept created by Jade Rector, an art student at Columbia College Chicago.

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Dentists Can Help Spread The Word About National Brush Day

The Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign is gearing up for National Brush Day, which falls on November 1

NEW YORK, New York — National Brush Day aims to create awareness about the importance of children's oral health and encourages good habits by making sure kids brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. So before the Halloween sugar sets in, dentists and their staff can share information through social media with parents and caregivers to teach children simple ways to help prevent oral disease and reinforce the importance of these good teeth-brushing habits.

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AAPD Issues First Evidence-Based Guideline On Silver Diamine Fluoride Use

CHICAGO, Illinois — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry announced October 11 that it issued the first evidence-based guideline on the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat caries in pediatric and special needs patients.

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