New Findings on Postmenopause and Periodontal Disease

Postmenopausal women may significantly reduce tooth loss by controlling their periodontal disease, according to a study in the Journal of Periodontology. Researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine did a follow-up evaluation on 106 postmenopausal women and found that, during an average of 11.7 years follow-up, 57.5 percent of the participants lost at least one tooth.

CDHP and AAPD Partner on $1 Million Perinatal Oral Health Project

The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) will administer a $1 million grant received by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) to improve the oral health of pregnant women and young children, including those in Early Head Start, WID, and other maternal and child health populations. The grant, “Improving Perinatal Oral Health,” was awarded to the AAPD by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau through its Partnership to Promote Maternal and Child Health program.

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