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Dentistry in the News - August 2011

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Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations Report Gains Notice 

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.

Among the popular online news and information sources covering the report were the Huffington Post and WebMD. CNBC.com picked up ADEA’s press release about the report’s publication.

Tweeting About Teeth

The Journal of Dental Research published an article about “Public Health Surveillance of Dental Pain via Twitter” online on July 18, 2011. It received notice in many local news outlets through Medical News Today.

Researchers demonstrated that Twitter users are already extensively sharing their experiences of toothache and seeking advice from other users. “This paper highlights the potential of using social media to collect public health data for research purposes,” said JDR Editor-in-Chief

William Giannobile. “Utilizing Twitter is an interesting, early-stage approach with potential impact in the assessment of large sets of population information.”

Visit http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/recent for links to the article, or contact Ingrid L. Thomas at ithomas@iadr.org to request the PDF.

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