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Oral Health Story Ideas

Are you reporting on one of these dental health topics or looking for a story idea?

Contact the Arizona Dental Association at 480.344.5777 ext 314 for oral health information and/or to arrange an interview with a dentist on a specific topic.

  • Access to dental care
  • Adult oral health awareness
  • Amalgam (dental filling, waste disposal)
  • Anesthesia/sedation
  • Antibiotics (dental pre-medications, preventive, joint replacement, heart surgery)
  • Anxiety (dental)
  • Arizona Dental Foundation (ADF)
  • 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
  • Continuing education
  • Complaints/Resolving Disputes
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Cost-shifting (why dentists don’t)
  • Decay (cavities/caries)
  • Dental anxiety
  • 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 products for home use/personal oral hygiene/ADA Seal
  • Dental records & health histories
  • Dental specialties
  • Dental unit waterlines
  • Dental waste disposal (amalgam separators, Best Management Practices)
  • Dental workforce in Arizona
  • 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 (tooth)
  • Facial/jaw pain (TMD/TMJ; Temporomandibular disorders)
  • Fillings/restoration options
  • Fluoride (varnish, dental products)
  • Fluoride/community water fluoridation
  • Forensic dentistry
  • Give Kids A Smile (national children’s dental access program)
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Heart conditions/disease & oral health
  • Implants
  • Infection control
  • 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
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • Patient health histories
  • Patient records
  • Periodontal/gum disease (gingivitis, general disease links)
  • Periodontal plastic surgery
  • Pregnancy & oral health
  • Professional ethics/code of conduct
  • Root canals
  • Sealants
  • Sleep apena
  • Small-business dental practices
  • Soft drinks & sugary, acidic beverages
  • Special-needs patients
  • Teeth grinding
  • Teething
  • Teeth whitening
  • Thumbsucking
  • Tobacco products & oral health (cigarettes, smokeless/spit)
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Toothache
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Veneers (cosmetic dentistry)
  • Water (bottled, filtered, fluoridated)
  • Western Regional Dental Convention (annual meeting at PHX Convention Center)
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Women & oral health care
  • X-rays
  • Young children (first dental visit)