Bulletin of Dental Education

Dentistry in the News - September 2011

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Even the Tooth Fairy cut back in 2011. Survey results recently released by Visa, Inc., found that this year she leaves an average of $2.60 per tooth, a 40-cent decrease from last year’s $3 per tooth.

UTHealth Receives Gift in Honor of Dr. Ralph Cooley

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Dr. Denton A. Cooley, a world-famous heart surgeon and founder and President Emeritus of the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, made a large gift to the University of Texas at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry in memory of his father, the late Dr. Ralph C. Cooley. Dr. Cooley was a 1908 alumnus of the school.

Dentistry in the News - August 2011

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Numerous media outlets covered the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Oral Health Access to Services report, Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, on July 13, 2011. Among them were the Los Angeles Times and Fox Broadcasting stations like KVVU Las Vegas and WTVT Tampa Bay‎.

Dentistry in the News - July 2011

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Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan and her patient Ms. Joanne Maglares shared the dramatic story of oral health problems foreshadowing Ms. Maglares’s heart attack with millions through the WebMD website. The patient expected a routine repair of a broken tooth, but assessment showed multiple tooth fractures and rapidly advancing periodontal disease.

Dentistry in the News - June 2011

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In an update of a report first issued in 2010, the Pew Children's Dental Campaign published The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter on May 24, 2011. This new report is intended to assess states' ability to serve insured and soon-to-be-insured children.

Dentistry in the News - May 2011

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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics now offers an undergraduate course in oral histology. In spring 2011 the first class of 35 students began the course, which will help them gain an understanding of the complexities of oral health.

Dentistry in the News - April 2011

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Is love on the horizon for Ashley Hebert, a fourth-year dental student at the University of Pennsylvania? Ashley recently competed with 24 other contestants on The Bachelor and is now slated to be the star of the next installment of The Bachelorette, premiering May 23.

Dentistry in the News - March 2011

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Gies Award winner and writer Ms. Mary Otto covered the work of a mobile dental clinic bringing care to poor children in Prince George's County, Maryland, for the Washington Post.

Dentistry in the News - February 2011

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Americans' consumption of bottled and filtered water has doubled over the past decade. Could this affect tooth decay? Dr. Steven M. Levy, Professor at University of Iowa, has been studying the effect of fluoride intake on infants. He was quoted in a widely syndicated Washington Post article.

Dentistry in the News - January 2011

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A front-page November 22, 2010, New York Times article raised concerns about children's exposure to radiation during oral examinations. ADEA member Dr. John B. Ludlow, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of the experts on dental radiation quoted in the article.

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