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Common Dental Myths

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

Guest: Dr. Sierra Nunn, Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care/Student Clinics, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

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A variety of dental myths are prevalent online and shared broadly.  On this episode of Kentucky Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Sierra Nunn dispels many of the most frequently shared myths.  Help protect your smile by relying on your dentist to answer oral health questions.

Connect with the UK College of Dentistry by clicking any of the links below:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Supporting a Culture of Health: Empowering the Youth of Casey County

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

Guest: Dr. Angela Grubbs, Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Nursing and Dentistry

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An interdisciplinary team of UK health care providers joined together to positively impact the health of Casey County elementary-aged children with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Working with the community, the team focused on providing tools that targeted five elements of health:

· Preventing illness/injuries and risky behaviors;

· Emphasizing the importance of oral health;

· Abstaining from all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes);

· Eating healthy/nutritious foods; and

· Emphasizing the importance of physical activity.

For more information about this initiative and other UK Dentistry resources, visit:

CASEY Health: Coordinating Activities to Support Empowerment of Youth

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Orthodontic Treatment: Am I a Candidate?

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

Guest: Dr. Mohamed Bazina, Assistant Professor of Dentistry with a specialty in Orthodontics, UK College of Dentistry

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Many parents have questions about when to begin orthodontic treatment.  Our guest, Dr. Mohamed Bazina, shares that answer (and it might surprise you) on this episode KY Smiles on Talking FACS.  He shares useful information about conditions that are especially time sensitive for treatment and how early intervention can be beneficial.

For more information visit the American Association of Orthodotics:

AAO Information

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

 

 

Sleep and Oral Health

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Isabel Moreno Hay, Division Chief and Director, Orofacial Pain Program, UK College of Dentistry

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The quality of our sleep depends on many factors, oral health is one of those factors.  On this episode of Kentucky Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Moreno Hay shares information about how oral health can impact your sleep and why it is important to let your dentist know about difficulty you might be having.  She also explains how dentists will work with other members of your healthcare team to ensure that you are getting the best night's sleep every night.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

 

Oral Health is Key to Men’s Health: Building Awareness of National Men’s Health Month

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

Guest: Dr. Zindell Richardson, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UK College of Dentistry

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June is National Men's Health Month, raising awareness about health care for men, while encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implements healthy living decisions.On this episode of Kentucky Smiles, Dr. Zindell Richardson shares about oral health and how it is a key component of overall health.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

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

Guest: Dr. Melvyn Yeoh, Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UK College of Dentistry

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As with all cancers, early detection is critical to the treatment and survival of oral cancer.  On this episode of Kentucky Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Melvyn Yeoh shares important habits that we can all develop to improve our own dental hygiene and the outcome, should oral cancer appear.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Orofacial Pain

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Isabel Moreno Hay, Division Chief and Director, Orofacial Pain Program, UK College of Dentistry

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Pain of the face and around the head and neck can originate from many different sources.  On this episode of KY Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Moreno Hay shares about various types of orofacial pain, whether it is referred pain and not dental pain at all, and how it is treated.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

FACE IT and Child Abuse Prevention Month: The Role We All Play in Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Christina Howard, Child Abuse Pediatrician, University of Kentucky

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, an important time to remember that everyone has a role to play in ensuring communities are safe and families are supported so kids can grow and thrive.  As we prepare for Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dr. Christina Howard discusses the statistics surrounding child maltreatment in Kentucky.  She explains the Face It Movement initiated by Kosair Charities and events that everyone can get involved in during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Kentucky’s Child Protection Hotline: 1-877-KYSAFE1 (1-877-597-2331)

For more information:

Child Maltreatment Report

Face It Movement

Provider Toolkit

CONNECT Brochure

Child Abuse Prevention Month Resources

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

 

Children’s Oral Health in Rural Kentucky

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nikki Stone, Dental Outreach Director, North Fork Valley Clinic, UK College of Dentistry, Hazard

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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 last guest for the month, Dr. Nikki Stone discusses the success of the North Fork Valley Clinic in Hazard.  She shares how the clinic has been able to improve the oral health of children who were previously not being seen by dentists at all.

Connect with the North Fork Valley Clinic:

UK’s North Fork Valley Community Health Center

Nikki Stone, DMD, Dental Outreach Director

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

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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

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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

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