Oral Health Story Ideas

CONTACT:            Carol Weber, APR, Director of Membership and Communications
WORK PHONE:   414-755-4108
E-MAIL:                cweber@wda.org

Reporting on one of these dental health topics or looking for a story idea? Contact the WDA for dental health information and/or to arrange an interview with a dentist on a specific topic.

  • Access to care/reducing barriers
  • ADA Seal of Acceptance
  • Adult oral health awareness
  • Amalgam/silver fillings, waste disposal
  • Anesthesia & sedation
  • Antibiotics & dental pre-medications
  • Anxiety (dental)
  • Baby Teeth Matter
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Biofilms (dental unit waterlines)
  • Bisphenol A (sealants, composites)
  • Bisphosphonates & osteonecrosis of the jaw (bone density drugs)
  • Braces & orthodontics
  • Cancer treatment & oral health
  • Careers in dentistry
  • Cavities (caries/decay)
  • Charitable dental care
  • Child abuse-neglect/domestic abuse (dentists’ role in reporting)
  • Children & oral health care
  • Choosing a dentist
  • Code of conduct/ethics
  • Community water fluoridation
  • Continuing education
  • Complaints/mediation services
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Cost-shifting (why dentists don’t)
  • Decay/cavities/caries
  • Dental assisting & dental hygienists
  • Dental benefits/insurance
  • Dental care for medically-compromised patients
  • Dental education
  • Dental emergencies/trauma (bitten lip, tongue; chipped, cracked or broken tooth; knocked out tooth)
  • Dental home
  • Dental office safety
  • Dental products for home use/personal oral hygiene
  • Dental records & health histories
  • Dental specialties
  • Dental unit waterlines
  • Dental waste disposal (amalgam separators, Best Management Practices)
  • Dental workforce
  • Dentures
  • Diabetes & oral health
  • Diet & oral health
  • Donated Dental Services
  • Dry mouth
  • Early childhood caries (cavities)
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia nervosa)
  • Economy & dental care
  • Endodontic treatment (root canals)
  • Emergency preparedness (dentistry’s role in public health crisis, bioterrorism)
  • Extractions
  • Facial/jaw pain (TMD/TMJ; Temporomandibular disorders)
  • Fillings/restoration options
  • Fluoride (varnish, oral hygiene products; water)
  • Forensic dentistry
  • Give Kids A Smile® (national children’s dental access program; first Friday in February)
  • Grillz
  • Gum/periodontal disease
  • Heart conditions/disease & oral health
  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Implants
  • Infant oral health (first dental exam)
  • Infection control
  • InSession — Wisconsin’s Largest Dental Study Club
  • Insurance
  • Lasers
  • Medicaid/BadgerCare (state programs for low-income residents)
  • Medication use & interaction (prescriptions, over-the-counter)
  • Mission of Mercy
  • Mouthguards
  • Mouth sores (common canker & cold sores)
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month (February)
  • Older adults & oral health care (ADA OralLongevity™)
  • Oral cancer
  • Oral health & overall well-being
  • Oral hygiene (brushing, flossing, plaque)
  • Oral piercing
  • Orthodontics
  • OSHA in the dental office
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • Own Your Smile (importance & affordability of preventive care)
  • Patient health histories
  • Patient records
  • Periodontal/gum disease (gingivitis, general disease links)
  • Periodontal plastic surgery
  • Pregnancy & oral health
  • Prescription drug monitoring
  • Professional ethics & code of conduct
  • Pyramids of Pride
  • Root canals
  • Sealants
  • Sedation
  • Sleep apnea
  • Small-business dental practices
  • Soft drinks & sugary, acidic beverages (“Sip All Day, Get Decay”)
  • Special-needs patients
  • Teeth grinding
  • Teething
  • Teeth whitening
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tobacco products & oral health (cigarettes, smokeless/spit/chew)
  • Two Cents for Tooth Sense™
  • Toothache
  • Tooth whitening
  • Veneers (cosmetic dentistry)
  • Water (bottled, filtered, fluoridated)
  • WDA Foundation (annual grants, scholarships, Smile Program)
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Women & oral health care
  • X-rays
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