Victory in Salina!

Salinans vote overwhelmingly to preserve fluoride! 67% – 33% Originally posted by Oral Health Kansas. On election day, Salina voters decided to continue the city’s 46 year-old practice of fluoridating the community’s water. By a margin of two to one, Salinans preserved water fluoridation...

KDA Hosts Lunch and Learn at UMKC

The Kansas Dental Association hosted it’s bi-annual Lunch and Learn event at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry on Monday, October 27. Nearly 100 students attended the Lunch and Learn and the KDA provided sub sandwiches, chips, cookies and soft drinks for the students. Nevin...

CDC Data Shows Early Childhood Caries Trending Down

Originally posted by the American Dental Association. CDC data presented at an Oct. 23-24 dental conference shows a downward trend in early childhood caries in the United States.  “Untreated decay is now on a downward trend,” Dr. Bruce Dye, dental epidemiology officer at the Centers for Disease Control...

UPDATE: ADA and CDC Issue Warning, Provide Ebola Resources

Guidance to Dental Professionals on the Ebola Virus A person infected with Ebola is not considered contagious until symptoms appear. Due to the virulent nature of the disease, it is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. However, according to the...

OSHA Updates Record Keeping Rule

Originally posted by the American Dental Association on September 26, 2014. OSHA announced updates to its recordkeeping rule that take effect Jan. 1, 2015. All OSHA-covered employers will be required to comply with the new severe injury and illness reporting rule, even those with 10 or fewer employees exempt...

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