Misinformation on Water Fluoridation
A 2014 review paper in The Lancet Neurology identified a number of potential development neurotoxins in children. Fluoride was one of them.
This paper has fueled debate as some U.S. municipalities are reassessing the amount of fluoride in their water sources.
Be prepared to answer questions from patients by reading more about the public health misinformation presented on water fluoridation here.
'Dentist Camp' looks to recruit dentists to Maine
University of New England College of Dental Medicine held a “dentist camp” to encourage high school students to consider a career in dentistry in Maine.
The “dentist camp” is another way the state hopes to address the declining number of practicing dentists in rural parts of the state.
Click here to read more about UNE’s efforts.
Oregon facing challenges implementing mid-level provider model
Despite a state law authorizing pilot projects to explore the possibilities for training and using dental therapists, no one in Oregon is currently pursuing the pilot project option.
Read more about the fight against mid-level providers in Oregon here.