Archive for January 2015

Happy 70th Anniversary, Water Fluoridation!

Happy Anniversary, Water Fluoridation! Happy anniversary to water fluoridation – otherwise known as dental disease prevention in the tap! On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city in the world to fluoridate its community water supply.  The innovative move to combat tooth decay stemmed from more than 35 years of collaborative research,…

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Virginian-Pilot Article Highlights Dental Issues Faced by Adults with Special Needs

On January 2, 2015, the Virginian-Pilot published the article “Special-needs patients face difficulties with dental care,” highlighting the issues that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may face when accessing dental care. The article mentioned the Coalition's recent program, funded by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, that aimed to increase the number of Virginia…

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