Dentists nationwide can help their young patients "join the super smile team" by participating in the ADA's 2014 National Children's Dental Health Month during February. The youth English version of the Super Smile Team NCDHM is polybagged in this issue of ADA News.
This holiday season, remember colleagues, patients, family and friends with a gift or greeting card from Global Dental Relief and your donation will provide dental care to children in India, Nepal, Guatemala, Vietnam, Kenya and Cambodia.
A grant to the ADA Foundation from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will support investigation of dental restorative systems through 2018 at the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center.
Brooksville, Fla.—Following an 8-month-long drama that played out at city council meetings, the Brooksville City Council voted 4-1 Oct. 7 to restore fluoridation to its water supply. Fluoridation will restart in December.
Los Angeles—Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that diamonds at a much smaller scale than those found in jewelry could be used to stimulate bone growth, treat oral-related diseases and improve dental implants.
Alexandria, Va.—Swedish researchers who studied the possible adverse health effects on bone tissue from long-term exposure to fluoridated drinking water found no association between chronic fluoride exposure and hip fracture.