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Oral Health America releases Medicare Dental Toolkit Aug 17, 2017 | News USA

Oral Health America releases Medicare Dental Toolkit

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Oral Health America (OHA) has released a new Medicare Dental Toolkit to assist those advocating for the addition of a dental benefit to Medicare. The toolkit includes resources to support communication and partnerships among allied organizations and policymakers in order to forge a path toward achieving dental coverage in Medicare.

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A hygienist’s observations from the ADHA meeting in the ‘City of Bridges’ Aug 9, 2017 | News USA

A hygienist’s observations from the ADHA meeting in the ‘City of Bridges’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., USA: Once upon a time, in the land of bridges and crowns, a purple-cloaked prophy queen reigned over her happy subjects. So beloved ...

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Researchers: Poor oral health is major factor in older-adult malnutrition Aug 2, 2017 | News USA

Researchers: Poor oral health is major factor in older-adult malnutrition

University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving ...

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OSAP reports record-breaking attendance at annual conference in Atlanta Jul 27, 2017 | News USA

OSAP reports record-breaking attendance at annual conference in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: With a focus on the “Safest Dental Visit” and strategies central to the conference theme of “Make it Happen,” ...

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Meeting review: AGD2017 in Las Vegas Jul 25, 2017 | News USA

Meeting review: AGD2017 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA: The Academy of General Dentistry held its annual session in Las Vegas. AGD2017 was full of changes, including a new lecture format and a new focus. General dentists were in the right place. There were a lot of dental meetings out there with educational sessions and exhibit halls, but only an AGD meeting has an educational program that was developed with the specific needs of the general dentist in mind.

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Travel grants available for students via Osseointegration Foundation program Jul 21, 2017 | News USA

Travel grants available for students via Osseointegration Foundation program

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., USA: The Osseointegration Foundation (OF) recently announced the OF Student Travel Grant Program. A total of 20 student travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to the recipients of the top scoring oral research and e-poster abstracts submitted for the 2018 AO Annual Meeting. This award is open to both AO student members and student non-members who submit an abstract for the 2018 meeting and are currently enrolled in a dental school program.

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Court of appeals upholds AAID victory Jul 20, 2017 | News USA

Court of appeals upholds AAID victory

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its opinion on June 19 affirming the lower court decision in favor of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s position that the Texas rule on dental specialties is unconstitutional. As a result, the state of Texas, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi (part of the Fifth Circuit), are enjoined from enforcing provisions that prohibit dentists from advertising as specialists in areas not recognized by the American Dental Association ...

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AGD2017 offers a multitude of educational sessions and exhibitors Jul 14, 2017 | News USA

AGD2017 offers a multitude of educational sessions and exhibitors

LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA: If you’re standing in the middle of AGD2017 at Caesars Palace not knowing where to look first, you aren’t alone. With multitudes of courses, hands-on workshops and new one-hour lectures, coupled with an exhibit hall full of companies offering the newest and most advanced products and technology all aimed at general practitioners, there is more to see and do than there is seemingly time for.

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ADA launches national digital advertising campaign Jul 12, 2017 | News USA

ADA launches national digital advertising campaign

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) has launched a new national digital advertising campaign to encourage adults to visit a dentist. The campaign is set to reach 19.6 million prospective patients and connect them with ADA member dentists. The campaign launch is the first phase of a planned $18 million, three-year initiative.

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‘Tee for the ToothFairy’ raises funds to combat childhood tooth decay Jul 11, 2017 | News USA

‘Tee for the ToothFairy’ raises funds to combat childhood tooth decay

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and IQ Dental Supply took to the golf course recently to take aim at the nation’s No. 1 chronic childhood disease: tooth decay. Held at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, N.J., the “Tee for the ToothFairy” Golf Tournament, sponsored by IQ Dental Supply, hosted representatives from the dental industry for a fun day of golfing for a good cause.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community will gather in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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NDA 104th convention features top speakers Jul 10, 2017 | News USA

NDA 104th convention features top speakers

The 104th Annual Convention of the National Dental Association (NDA) will convene July 19-23, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas. The NDA, one of the ...

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Henry Schein supports volunteer endodontists expanding care in Jamaica Jul 6, 2017 | News USA

Henry Schein supports volunteer endodontists expanding care in Jamaica

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. recently announced a commitment to donate $100,000 in health care products and cash over the next five years to ...

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