February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) and a time meant to bring awareness to children, caregivers and educators about the importance of developing good oral habits at an early age. What was first observed by the ADA as a one-day event in 1949 has evolved into a monthlong celebration uniting dental professionals across… Continue Reading National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign focuses on the benefits of water consumption
As a dentist, you know that oral health is an integral part of overall health. Attend “Working Together to Make Cancer History,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the 2017 American Dental Association annual meeting – America’s Dental Meeting in Atlanta. In addition, “Talking to Your Patients about the Wisconsin Tobacco… Continue Reading Two upcoming oral cancer related events
As dental professionals, we often find ourselves in a position of having to talk to our patients about difficult and often personal oral health issues. We will discuss the dangers of tobacco, and especially smokeless tobacco products, as significant factors in the development of oral cancer. But, can we talk about sex? If not, we… Continue Reading Can we talk about sex?
We have all been frustrated with a Monday morning new patient emergency who was seen over the weekend at a hospital’s emergency department or at an urgent care center. They generally have two prescription bottles, one for an antibiotic better suited for a bladder infection and the other for a whole lot of opioid analgesics. … Continue Reading You need to see a dentist
Part of the mission of the Wisconsin Dental Association is to, “…advance the interests of WDA members and the dental profession by promoting … quality oral health care for the public.” To help your professional association succeed in its mission, the WDA Communications Committee and staff actively promote public awareness topics to your patients and… Continue Reading Help us, help you
“That tooth is more of a threat to her and her baby than anything you will ever do.” This was the advice given to me a number of years ago by a friend who also happened to be my emergency patient’s obstetrician. Our mutual patient was three days overdue and suffering from an acute abscess… Continue Reading Pregnancy is NOT a contagious disease!
National Children’s Dental Health Month takes place every February and strives to help children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This year marks the 75th year of the observance so it is the perfect time to get involved. Here are six fun ways to participate in NCDHM: Sponsor a… Continue Reading Six ways to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month