Released in the July/August issue of Special Care in Dentistry.

Adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities experience oral health problems A retrospective research conducted by researchers at Tufts University College of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the amount of years receiving dental hygiene increased. The findings, released in the July/August issue of Special Care in Dentistry, may help improve interventions designed to address the oral health of people in this population. The researchers reviewed the dental information of 107 patients at one of the eight clinics of the Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Special Requirements to determine how selected teeth’s health outcomes changed over cure period of approximately 10 years.Sister Study individuals will: Complete a questionnaire. Meet briefly with an examiner to supply samples of blood, urine, toenails, and house dust. Complete a wellness update every year for 10 years. Are you adequately equipped to cope with them?

AAJ says healthcare reform should improve protection, not restrict privileges of patients As President Obama and Congressional leaders prepare for tomorrow’s healthcare summit, the American Association for Justice is today reminding lawmakers to keep in mind the 98,000 sufferers killed every year by preventable medical mistakes and how restricting their rights won’t fix America’s broken health care program.