teeth http://ripr.org en Fluoridated Water Reaches Just 84% Of RI Homes http://ripr.org/post/fluoridated-water-reaches-just-84-ri-homes <p>Check out this <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/data-visualizations/fluoridation-by-the-numbers-85899538636">new graphic</a> from the Pew Charitable Trusts on the percentage of homes served by fluoridated public water water systems. Public health agencies have long recommended fluoridated water, especially for kids' dental health. In Rhode Island, just 83.9% of homes are served by such treated water.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:22:55 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 29252 at http://ripr.org Fluoridated Water Reaches Just 84% Of RI Homes Hundreds Expected to Receive Free Dental Care This Weekend http://ripr.org/post/hundreds-expected-receive-free-dental-care-weekend <p>The Community College of Rhode Island is joining with the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation to hold the second “Rhode Island Mission of Mercy.” &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year the event drew 800 people and an additional 100 were turned away.&nbsp; This year the college will have more than 25 dental chairs, and equipment to provide dental care, such as root canals, teeth cleaning and x-rays.&nbsp; The clinic will be staffed by professional and community volunteers, all the dental work is free.&nbsp; The volunteer dentists will pay their own expenses.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:44:37 +0000 Don Borman 15963 at http://ripr.org RI falls behind on some kids' dental health measures http://ripr.org/post/ri-falls-behind-some-kids-dental-health-measures <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A new <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/state-fact-sheets/rhode-island-falling-short-85899440485">report </a>from the Pew Center on the States finds that Rhode Island is falling behind when it comes to meet children’s dental health needs.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:16:51 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 7347 at http://ripr.org