dentistry http://kplu.org en ABCD All it Takes for Low-Income Kids to Get a Dentist http://kplu.org/post/abcd-all-it-takes-low-income-kids-get-dentist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a child’s first tooth erupts, the American Dental Association recommends parents get them into the dentist. For low-income families, that sometimes isn't an option. But Washington’s low-income kids have more dentist visits than in any other state.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Paige Browning 11351 at http://kplu.org How much training do you need to pull a tooth? http://kplu.org/post/how-much-training-do-you-need-pull-tooth <p>In the old days, you might have tied a string to the door, and pulled a tooth with a slam (see the YouTube video below). But these days, most of us prefer a sterile environment and some anesthetic, not to mention a professional guiding hand.</p><p>How much training and supervision you need to pull teeth (and offer dental advice) are the central questions in a dispute between dentists and advocates for poor children.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:36:22 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3175 at http://kplu.org How much training do you need to pull a tooth? Rotting toddler teeth targeted by pediatricians, dentists http://kplu.org/post/rotting-toddler-teeth-targeted-pediatricians-dentists <p>Your average American&rsquo;s teeth may be whiter and straighter than they were a generation ago, but for very young children, tooth decay is still one the biggest health problems.&nbsp;</p><p>Dentists and pediatricians are meeting this week at the University of Washington to find ways to reverse the trend.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:43:04 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2159 at http://kplu.org Rotting toddler teeth targeted by pediatricians, dentists