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New Multiflex Indemnity Dental Insurance Plans Come Online Today

Posted on Apr. 6th 2010 by Dental Plan Review in Dental News, Dental Plans, Dental Products, Health News, Success Stories, Technology 1 Comment »

Multiflexdental.com announced today that their dental insurance indemnity plans were now available in 45 states. Indemnity dental insurance is true insurance and not a discount dental plan that is offered by most of the dental web sites on the internet. The Multiflex dental plans offer the insured good dental benefits while not having to close a network dentist. One can choose any dentist they want said Dr. David Blunt, while offering low monthly premium payments.

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Tell Congress to Reject Socialized Health Care – Better Known as “ObamaCare”

Posted on Jan. 8th 2010 by Dental Plan Review in ADA Codes, Administrative, Dental Help, General News, Health News No Comments »

After Sen. Harry Reid was able to bribe and cajole 60 Democrat and Independent Senators to vote for “cloture” and pass the Senate version of ObamaCare, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) engineered an “objection to the appointment of the conferees”. What that means is this: The U.S. Constitution, in Article I, Section 7.2, specifies that every bill has to pass both houses of Congress before it can be signed into law. However, it has to be the exact same bill that passes. That usually means that, when a bill is amended in one house (like the Senate amended the House bill, in order to get the 60 votes needed to pass it), a “conference committee” is appointed with members of both houses to “iron out” the differences, and then each house votes on the final compromise bill with no amendments allowed.

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Oral Health Problems in Autism and Strategies for Care

Posted on Dec. 11th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Autism: Dental Health Problems

People with autism experience few unusual oral health conditions. Although commonly used medications and damaging oral habits can cause problems, the rates of caries and periodontal disease in people with autism are comparable to those in the general population. Communication and behavioral problems pose the most significant challenges in providing oral care.

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Additional Resources: Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilites

Posted on Dec. 9th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Additional Resources:

  • Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    The Administration on Developmental Disabilities ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion into the community.
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) is an organization of physicians, dentists, students, and associate members whose collective mission is to work together as clinicians, educators, and advocates in their respective spheres of influence to improve the overall health of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Members serve as primary care providers for millions of children from infancy through adolescence, providing advanced, specialty-level care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs in private offices, clinics, and hospital settings. In addition, AAPD members serve as the primary contributors to professional education programs and scholarly works concerning dental care for children.
  • Dental Education in Care of Persons With Disabilities This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) is a special program of the University of Washington School of Dentistry that treats persons with severe disabilities and prepares dental professionals to meet their special oral health needs.
  • Developmental Disabilities Resources for Healthcare Providers This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Developmental Disabilities Resources for Healthcare Providers was developed to assist primary care physicians in caring for persons with developmental disabilities. This project was funded by a grant from the California Department of Developmental Services as part of its Wellness Initiative.
  • Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Division of Oral Health is the Federal agency with primary responsibility for supporting state- and community-based programs to prevent oral disease, promoting oral health nationwide, and fostering applied research to enhance oral disease prevention in community settings.
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities promotes the health of babies, children, and adults and enhances the potential for full, productive living. Work includes identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.
  • National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities serves as a central source of information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation’s special education law; No Child Left Behind as it relates to children with disabilities; and research-based information on effective educational practices.
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is part of the National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from the reproductive process, and that all children have the chance to fulfill their potential for a healthy and productive life, free of disease or disability.
  • Southern Association of Institutional Dentists This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The Southern Association of Institutional Dentists (SAID) is a benevolent group of dental professionals whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities through service, education, and advocacy. SAID is the only organization in the United States that deals solely with the dental needs of the institutionalized client.
  • Special Care Dentistry Association This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) is a unique national and international organization of oral health professionals and other individuals devoted to promoting oral health and well being for people with special needs. SCDA’s goal is to act as a central focus for diverse individuals and groups with a common interest in oral health for people with special needs and to direct its resources accordingly.
  • Special Olympics Special Smiles This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    Special Olympics Special Smiles is an oral health initiative designed to improve access to dental care for people with special needs and to raise the public’s and the dental community’s awareness of the oral health problems faced by many of those with special needs. This initiative works with Special Olympics, an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental retardation.
  • University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Pacific Center for Special Care This external link provides additional information that is consistent with the intended purpose of the NIDCR site.
    The Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific focuses on expanding access to care for people with special needs, developing and disseminating guidelines for promoting oral health in this population, and evaluating and improving oral health access and delivery systems at the local and regional level.

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What causes TMJ disorders

Posted on Dec. 8th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Braces, Dental Help, General News, Health News, Hygiene, Oral Surgery, TMJ No Comments »

Trauma to the jaw or temporomandibular joint plays a role in some TMJ disorders. But for most jaw joint and muscle problems, scientists don’t know the causes. For many people, symptoms seem to start without obvious reason. Research disputes the popular belief that a bad bite or orthodontic braces can trigger TMJ disorders. Because the condition is more common in women than in men, scientists are exploring a possible link between female hormones and TMJ disorders.

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How are TMJ disorders treated

Posted on Dec. 7th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Braces, Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News, Hygiene, Oral Surgery, TMJ No Comments »

Because more studies are needed on the safety and effectiveness of most treatments for jaw joint and muscle disorders, experts strongly recommend using the most conservative, reversible treatments possible. Conservative treatments do not invade the tissues of the face, jaw, or joint, or involve surgery. Reversible treatments do not cause permanent changes in the structure or position of the jaw or teeth. Even when TMJ disorders have become persistent, most patients still do not need aggressive types of treatment.

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State Programs in Action: Ohio as an example

Posted on Dec. 2nd 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Cavities, Dental Help, General News, Gingivitis, Health News, Hygiene, Technology, Whitening No Comments »

State Programs in Action: Ohio

School-based sealant programs in Ohio began in 1984, with a single demonstration program in one city. By 2000, 34 of Ohio’s 88 counties had programs. These programs target children who are at high risk for tooth decay and least likely to receive dental care.

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Recommendations for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries

Posted on Nov. 29th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News, Hygiene No Comments »

Dental caries (i.e., tooth decay) is an infectious, multifactorial disease afflicting most persons in industrialized countries and some developing countries (1). Fluoride reduces the incidence of dental caries and slows or reverses the progression of existing lesions (i.e., prevents cavities).

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Will Dental Sealants Replace Fluoride for Cavity Protection?

Will sealants replace fluoride for cavity protection?

No. Fluorides, such as those used in toothpaste, mouth rinse, and community water supplies also help to prevent decay, but in a different way. Sealants keep germs and food particles out of the grooves by covering them with a safe plastic coating. Sealants and fluorides work together to prevent tooth decay.

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Preventing Dental Caries with Community Programs – Does it Work?

Posted on Nov. 28th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Cavities, Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News, Hygiene No Comments »

The Reality

  • Although dental caries (tooth decay) is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 11 years (25%) and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years (59%). Tooth decay is four times more common than asthma among adolescents aged 14 to 17 years (59% compared with 15%).
  • Once established, the disease requires treatment. A cavity only grows larger and more expensive to repair the longer it remains untreated.
  • Fewer than 1 in 3 children enrolled in Medicaid received at least one preventive dental service in the past year. Many states provide only emergency dental services to Medicaid-eligible adults.
  • Many adults also have untreated tooth decay—28% of those aged 35 to 44 years and 18% of those aged 65 years and older.
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Coverage at the county level in California

Posted on Sep. 7th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Plenty has changed since 2006, the latest year that the uninsured of California was counted by the U.S. Census. But even then, many months before the current recession hit, the percentage of people living without health insurance in our state was startling.

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Do dental insurance companies really care about their patients?

Posted on Aug. 27th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, Dental Insurance, Dental Plans, Dentists, Health News, Hygiene No Comments »

Insurance companies do their best to ensure that their policyholders understand their plans and benefits, but it is up to an individual to make sure that they are making informed choices. The differences in the various plans you can choose from are:

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I chew so if I brush constantly will my teeth/gums rot.

Posted on Aug. 17th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Health News, Hygiene No Comments »

Side effects of chewing tobacco are many but since we are talking about your teeth here are the side effects retlaided to just your mouth.

1)  Stained teeth

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How may times you are supposed to brush and floss your teeth a day?

Posted on Aug. 11th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Health News No Comments »

You should brush your teeth at least two times and floss once.  Though if you eat something that leaves a film on your teeth you may want to brush after eating.

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Blood blisters caused from biting inside of cheek?

Posted on Aug. 11th 2009 by Dental Plan Reviews in Dental Help, General News, Health News, Technology No Comments »

By doing a search on your question I can fine many people that have the same issue as you but no real answers as to why. So the best I can advise you to do is one of two things. Ask your dentist or your family doctor they should be able to advise you the reason why you have these blisters.

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Insurance Cancellation Questions Could Spread Beyond California

Posted on Aug. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Today’s Health Blog jargon of the day is rescission, the California insurance industry’s practice of revoking individual insurance policies because of health-related mistakes or omissions on the application for coverage.

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ABC’s Dr. Tim Johnson, 15 Years of Shilling for Universal Health Care

Posted on Aug. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

ABC’s liberal medical editor, Dr. Tim Johnson, appeared on Wednesday’s “Good Morning America to boost Barack Obama’s universal health care plan and critique the more market oriented proposals of John McCain. Co-host Robin Roberts began the segment by seriously asserting, “We’re not endorsing one plan over the other. We’re just showing the differences between the two.”

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California Legislature Drops Some Health Cuts From Budget

Posted on Aug. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help, Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Early this morning, the California Legislature approved a budget proposal for fiscal year 2008-2009 that avoided some cuts to health care and other programs, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Democrats widely opposed the proposed cuts (Zapler, San Jose Mercury News, 9/16).

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California Children at Risk of Losing Health Insurance Coverage

Posted on Aug. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Thousands of California children could lose health insurance coverage in the coming months as a result of changes in Medi-Cal rules and decreased funding for local efforts that have provided coverage to children, the Los Angeles Times reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.

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California health insurance ambition narrows

Posted on Aug. 10th 2009 by Dental Plan Review in Dental News, General News, Health News No Comments »

Seeking to salvage two years of efforts to completely remake California’s health insurance system, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislators are nearing deals intended to rein in costly, meager medical insurance policies sold directly to individuals.

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