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Salt Fluoridation

India is one of many countries which uses salt fluoridation as a means to address the widespread prevalence of dental caries, primarily because it is inexpensive, effective, safe, and benefits the entire population. However, India has large areas where the groundwater is naturally fluoridated and measures between 1mg/l to 48mg/l.

Is salt fluoridation more of a hindrance rather than a solution to dental caries in India?

Let’s discuss:

2013 Richard Law Award

The 2013 Richard Law Award - The Global Child Dental Fund (GCDFund) has announced an award for dental students willing to enter an essay competition as part of the Indian Strategy Project. For more details, please visit (http://www.gcdfund.org/what-we-do/gcdf-awards/richard-law-award)

Applications Open for UB DDS Lifelong Learning, Inc

UB DDS Life Long Learning Inc.; in affiliation with the University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, is offering practicing dentists, located outside of the United States, the opportunity to receive the highest quality of academic and clinical education in Orthodontics. This integrated program will deliver course material and content, including clinical supervision over the world wide web.

Milk Fluoridation

As fluoride in milk targets children, the World Health Organization (WHO) supports milk fluoridation as an alternative to water fluoridation. This is currently practiced in some countries including the United Kingdom (UK), China, Peru and Thailand.

Patient Education

Dentists constantly educate patients on how to maintain their oral health and prevent decay and gum disease as an ongoing part of their consultation. While some patients rely on the dentist for information on oral health issues, others use the internet to list out potential oral health problems.