Silver diamine fluoride, a liquid that can be painted on teeth to stop decay, is rapidly gaining momentum as the cavity treatment of choice for patients who can’t easily get a filling.
A security breach may have exposed the personal information of up to 122,000 Providence Health Plan dental patients in Oregon, including their social security numbers and other sensitive data.
The Oregon Educators Benefit Board approved a list of creative solutions to keep the health benefits for the state’s teachers below the caps mandated by the Legislature.
With dental care in short supply and oral disease rates high on tribal lands, Native American leader Brian Cladoosby recently announced that his Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in
Dental sealants have been proven to protect children’s teeth from tooth decay.
Yet many states are lagging in efforts to get the quick and cost-effective treatments to poor kids who are often at the highest risk for cavities, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
New Oregon Health Plan members would not be forced to go toothless if a bill promoted by Advantage Dental becomes law.
Currently, people who receive dental care through the state Medicaid system only get their dentures six months after their last tooth was pulled.
Oregon children have little or any access to dental care, and recent statistics indicate that tooth decay rates are five times higher than asthma rates in Oregon, with children between the ages of 6 and 9 having at least one category.