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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.