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Here's what's happening in the world of oral health today...


​August 2016
Enough to Make You Sick: the Burden of Medical Debt (Dental Expenses on p. 7) from Demos

February 2014

Community Water Fluoridation: The Top 10 and Bottom 10 States from American Academy of Pediatrics 

January 2016
HPV Raises Head Cancer Risk Sevenfold, Study Finds​ from NBC News

​December 2015
Time to lead on access to dental care
from the Patriot Ledger 

November 2015
Fluoride and a physical: Patients see docs at the dentist from STAT

September 2015
Bring dental care to where it's most needed from the Boston Globe

​September 2015
Dental diseases cost billions of dollars a year worldwide from CBS News

July 2015
A Killer Toothache: How U.S. Dental Care Became a National Emergency
from the Huffington Post

November 2014
Are the Concerns About Water Fluoridation Legit? from Fi​veThirtyEight 

August 2016
HPC Policy Brief: Oral health care access and emergency department utilization for avoidable oral health conditions in Massachusetts ​from Massachusetts Health Policy Commission  

January 2016 
Vital Signs: Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Advertising Among Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2014 from CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 

December 2015

2015 America's Annual Report Health Rankings​ (Massachusetts summary on p. 103) from the United Health Foundation   

December 2015
ADA Health Policy Institute publishes oral health fact sheet for all states, including Massachusetts 

December 2015
Important announcement from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry regarding dental assistant licensure 

September 2015
BPHC testifies for hearings on H2062: An Act Relative to the Restoration of MassHealth Adult Dental Benefits and H1955: An Act Relative to Pupil Dental Health


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