News Archive

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Reports on Dr. Milgrom’s Study on Xylitol and Tooth Decay in Young Children
July 2009

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Oh Baby! Immunization and dentistry
June 17, 2009

Seattle King 5 News dispels common myths about getting vaccinations for your children and their first dental appointment.

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Preschoolers learning the ABC's of good dental care
May 22, 2009

Seattle King 5 News shows how Highline Headstart in South Seattle teaches young children about their teeth and how to keep teeth clean and healthy.

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NACROHD Center Among Best of 2008
January 8, 2009


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Gummi bears combat cavities in UW study
July 31, 2008

Seattle’s King 5 News reports the publication of the Center’s gummi bear study.


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Dentophobia is Often Ignored or Dismissed
April 9, 2006


The Dental Fears Research Clinic at the UW and Dr. Peter Milgrom are quoted prominently in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article about anxiety-free dentistry. The article says more than 20 million Americans avoid the dentist out of fear.




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Chewing Over Sweetener Claims
February 7, 2006


Can gum, candy and mints actually be good for your teeth? Producers of products made with a natural sugar substitute called xylitol say the sweetener interferes with cavity-causing bacteria. Dentists say xylitol does have powerful anticavity action, but warn that many products in the U.S. don't contain enough of it to be effective. Full story in the Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2006.


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A New Clue to Tooth Decay
September 22, 2005


Disparity Center Researchers find a new clue to tooth decay that could lead to advances in screening children at high risk of dental disease. Full story on KING 5 news 10/29.




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Want To Fight Cavities? Eat Gummi Bears!
September 9, 2005


The staff at KOMO 4 News did a double take when they saw a local ad for the Disparity Center's gummi bear study.



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Yakima Valley students attend dental camp at UW School of Dentistry
January 21, 2004

High school students from the Yakima Valley visited the University of Washington to learn about oral health career opportunities and about the importance of oral health to good overall health.


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UW to study preventing cavities in underserved populations
September 23, 2003

Researchers from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and health care providers in the Yakima Valley cooperated on a clinical trial to explore a new way of using fluoride varnishes to prevent cavities in high-risk children.


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Youth get opportunity to 'practice dentistry' at UW Dental Camp
July 8, 2003

This camp was developed in response to work by Washington Dental Service Foundation's Educational Futures Task Force that identified the need to diversify dental professionals.


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Dental camp will give youth a rare close-up view of profession
July 19, 2002

The University of Washington School of Dentistry teamed up with Washington Dental Service Foundation and GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) to conduct a "Dental Camp" to give 75 junior high school students an opportunity to perform hands-on activities used in the practice of dentistry.


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New center will study barriers between people and dental care
January 17, 2002

The announcement for the Northwest/Alaska Center for Research to Reduce Oral Health Disparities along with the first studies and projects.