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Mobile dentistry program serves 20,000th patient

December 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Dakota Smiles uses two fully-equipped vehicles crisscrossing the state to perform preventative and restorative work along with oral health education.
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Myths and truths about oral health

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Pop quiz: How often should you floss?
If you think twice a week sounds about right, you’re like most Americans surveyed in the American Dental Association’s first oral health quiz. And you’d be wrong, as they were, about that and many other dental basics, netting them the lowly grade of “D” on the quiz. Continue Reading

Forum in Rapid City focusing on oral health for Natives

April 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The top dental officer for the U.S. Public Health Service is the keynote speaker at the state’s first Native American Oral Health Summit Thursday in Rapid City.
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OUR OPINION: Let dental therapists boost access to care

April 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Since 2009, no other state has followed Alaska and Minnesota’s lead in licensing dental therapists. But that’s likely to change, thanks to a major new study that confirms the states’ practices to the last detail. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: For children, the gift of a healthy smile

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Children’s dental health is a serious issue that responds well to policy change. If lawmakers want to find an issue that lends itself to bipartisan compromise, this is one. Continue Reading

Dentists turn to marketing after getting brush-off from patients

December 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For a quarter-century, Dr. Terry Vines built his Redlands, Calif., dental practice the old-fashioned way: one mouth at a time.
Vines sponsored youth soccer teams. He renovated historic buildings around town to build good will. He turned his waiting room into a cozy nook with soft chairs and a big-screen TV. Continue Reading

Volunteers, Rice Regional Dental Clinic team up to help

February 4, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Yasmin Ismael wore a wide, gap-toothed smile as she climbed out of the dentist’s chair.
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