Congress Briefed on Improvements to Dental Safety Net for Kids

In cooperation with the Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus, ADEA hosted a briefing to educate Members of Congress about how the state of Maryland and two dental schools have created innovative programs to bring dental care to underserved children.

Highlights From the 2010 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

At the 2010 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Washington, DC, a variety of topics, discussions, and seminars was presented under the theme of Assessment: Portraits of Change. From public policy to student affairs, educational trends to change and innovation, here are highlights of several popular events.

The Fight for Primary Preventative Dental Care

Recent U.S. health surveys have documented a decline in the oral health of young children. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2004, the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary teeth of children ages 2 to 4 years increased from 18 to 23%. The prevalence is higher among low-income children. One low-cost, highly effective, and readily available strategy to prevent caries is brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.
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