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Preventing Dental Trauma for Strong, Healthy Teeth

Host:  Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Cristina Perez, Associate Professor and Chief, Pediatric Dentistry, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 7

February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, we will have a special guest on the KY Smiles on Talking FACS podcast each week to discuss issues related to children's dental health.  This week our third guest, Dr. Cristina Perez talks about childhood trauma to the mouth and head.  She also discusses steps parents can take to prevent dental issues that might cause dental trauma or pain.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Click the picture below to download a word puzzle you can complete with your child.

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Seal Trip Program

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Ronald Singer, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 6

February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, we will have a special guest on the KY Smiles on Talking FACS podcast each week to discuss issues related to children's dental health.  This week our second guest, Dr. Ronald Singer, shares about UK College of Dentistry's nationally recognized Seal Trip Program which gets sealants on the teeth of elementary children all across the state.  He also discusses other programs offered through the College of Dentistry in partnership with other Colleges throughout the university.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Click the picture below to download a coloring sheet for your child.

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Questions Many Parents Have About Their Child’s Dental Health

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Kelly Dingrando, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 5

February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, we will have a special guest on the KY Smiles on Talking FACS podcast each week to discuss issues related to children's dental health.  This week our first guest, Dr. Kelly Dingrando, answers all those questions new parents have about when to take their children to the dentist for the first time, whether or not to use a pacifier or let their baby suck a thumb, and what about tooth brushing?  Join in for a fun discussion to answer all these questions and maybe one or two you didn't even know you had.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Click the picture below to download a tooth brushing calendar for your child.

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Access to Dentistry in Rural Kentucky

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Emily Winfrey, Division Chief of Comprehensive Care, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 4

The distribution of dentists across Kentucky impacts our Commonwealth in many ways.  On this episode of KY Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Emily Winfrey shares about the lack of dentists in our state and where they are located and what the UK College of Dentistry is doing to promote rural dentistry practices across Kentucky.

 

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Smiles for a Lifetime

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Pam VanArsdall, Professor and Division Chief, Dental Public Health, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 3

Maintaining excellent oral health over the life span is possible.  On this episode of Kentucky Smiles, Dr. Pam VanArsdall discusses changes that occur in the mouth due to aging. She shares tips for overcoming barriers to good oral health for older adults.

For more information:

Nursing Home Oral Health

Dental Information to Provide for Nursing Home Residents

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

The head is closer to the heart than you think

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Dolph Dawson, Director, Graduate Periodontology, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 2

On this episode of Kentucky Smiles, Dr. Dolph Dawson shares the important connection between our oral health and our overall general health.  He explains how infections and inflammation in the mouth affect other parts of the body and contribute to chronic and acute illnesses.

For more information:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Genetic Conditions and Dental Problems

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Jim Hartsfield, E. Preston Hicks Endowed Professor of Orthodontics and Oral Health Research, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 1

Welcome to the latest Talking FACS collaboration, Kentucky Smiles on Talking FACS.  Through these podcast shows, presented in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, we will share important topics and issues related to dental health.

On this episode, Dr. Jim Hartsfield shares information about genetic conditions that affect our teeth and mouth.  He explains dental problems that many people experience but may not have realized were related to genetics.

For more information:

Dr. Jim Hartsfield Faculty & Staff | The College of Dentistry

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Related articles:

Tooth Agenesis - NORD (National Organization of Rare Disorders)

Abnormalities of Teeth University of Missouri, Kansas City umkc.org

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