Deaths At The Dentist Prompt Push For New Law In CaliforniaA bill making its way through California's legislature would require dentists to inform parents about the dangers of anesthesia in the wake of a toddler's death after a procedure at a Bay Area dentist.
Toddler Dies After Complications From East Bay Dental VisitA three-year-old girl has died after developing complications during a dental procedure in San Ramon over the weekend.
Parents On Covered California Insurance Exchange Unable To Get Dentists For KidsPediatric dental care is supposed to be included in all policies sold on California’s Health Insurance exchange, but some parents say just because it’s included doesn’t mean it’s actually possible to get an appointment with a dentist who’ll treat kids.
New Details Revealed In Death Of Albany Dental Student Killed In Her ApartmentAn Albany dental student was shot sometime after she attended afternoon prayers at a Sikh temple, police said Sunday as new details emerge in an ongoing investigation.
Silicon Valley Startup Could Redefine Dental Care With New ToothpasteA Silicon Valley startup wants you to think differently about the way you care for your mouth.
Health Advocates At Odds With Small Business Owners Over Bay Area Soda Tax MeasuresSan Francisco and Berkeley both have soda-tax measures on their ballots in next week’s election, but it's being described as a "David vs. Goliath" battle with all the money being poured into the campaign by the beverage industry.
Student Rising Above Gets Help With Health Before Fulfilling Promise In The ClassroomNow she is the Student Programs Coordinator for the SRA. The program helped her graduate from St. Mary’s College in the East Bay and Contreras knows firsthand that it took far more than just academic support and scholarships.
School’s Out For San Jose Medical School After Being Served Eviction NoticeThere were no classes Tuesday at a Bryman College in San Jose after the medical school was served with an eviction notice. Students who paid hefty tuition appear to have been left in the lurch by the sudden development.
Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
HealthWatch: Medical Credit Cards Can Cause Financial HeadachesCan’t pay your vet, dentist or doctor bill? More and more health care providers are now offering patients third-party financing in the form of a medical credit card. But consumer advocates warn the cards can have painful consequences.
HealthWatch: Drug Helps Counteract Numbness From Dental WorkBay Area dental patients that don’t like dealing with a day of face numbness may be in luck thanks to a drug that promises to counteract the local anesthetic that dentists use.
San Jose Water District To Vote On Fluoridationhe largest water district in Silicon Valley is set to vote on whether to support fluoridation of its drinking water.
Thousands Line Up In Oakland For Free Health ClinicThousands of people looking for health services made their way to the Oakland Coliseum for a free four-day health clinic.