Thursday, May 4, 2017

ADA Releases Resources On Genetics And Oral Health

In a release on PRNewswire, the American Dental Association discusses its new resources related to genetics and oral health that are available for dental professionals and the public. According to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs’ Genetic Testing Workgroup, “While genetic testing holds potential for clinical application in the future, clinical measurements remain the best approach to assessment of caries and periodontal disease at this time.” The release states that “the ADA’s resource on genetics and genetic testing explains basic genetic principles, genetic testing and using genetic information in decision-making in dentistry.”

Monday, May 1, 2017

Retirees Encouraged To “Insure Adequately Or Save More.”

Investopedia provides tips to help retirees manage their healthcare costs, recommending, for example, that retirees “insure adequately or save more.” The article states that dental costs can be a “large health expense during retirement,” and “obtaining coverage in advance of anticipated dental needs is wise.”