Dental Health http://wunc.org en NC Dental Examiners Consider New Conscious Sedation Rules Following Deaths http://wunc.org/post/nc-dental-examiners-consider-new-conscious-sedation-rules-following-deaths <p></p><p>The state Board of Dental Examiners is considering changes to rules about conscious sedation procedures after two deaths were tied to the practice.&nbsp;</p><p>Conscious sedation is frequently used during some surgeries to depress consciousness, but keep patients responsive and breathing on their own.&nbsp; Two have died in the last year and a half during those procedures, which the board says are rare incidents.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:58:37 +0000 Will Michaels 31857 at http://wunc.org NC Dental Examiners Consider New Conscious Sedation Rules Following Deaths Report Shows Progress & Room For Improvement In Children's Dental Health http://wunc.org/post/report-shows-progress-room-improvement-childrens-dental-health <p>A North Carolina Institute of Medicine task force released <a href="http://www.nciom.org/publications/?oralhealth">a new study on children's dental care in the state</a>.</p><p>Berkeley Yorkery, a project manager with the Institute, says compared to other states, North Carolina has made strides in children's dental participation.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:59:41 +0000 Sam Sanders 19424 at http://wunc.org Report Shows Progress & Room For Improvement In Children's Dental Health Pew Report Gives NC an "F" in Child Dental Care http://wunc.org/post/pew-report-gives-nc-f-child-dental-care <p>North Carolina could be doing a better job of preventing tooth decay in children. A new Pew Center report gives the state an "F" for taking care of kids teeth. Doctor Bill Maas is a public health dentist and a policy advisor for the Pew Children's Dental Campaign. He says painting a clear plastic sealant coating on the permanent molars of second graders is an efficient way to prevent cavities.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 02:54:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 7303 at http://wunc.org