Oral health behavior change

Alexandria, Va.—The International Association for Dental Research will accept proposals until March 3 for Unilever-funded research on behavioral change to improve oral health.

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Surgeon General updates tobacco, oral health links

Washington—The U.S. Surgeon General’s 50th anniversary review of tobacco science since Dr. Luther Terry’s landmark report on smoking and health updates evidence on the implications for oral health from tobacco use and the “expanding use of multiple products or the replacement of conventional combustible cigarettes with other nicotine delivery systems.”

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ADA/NASCAR Give Kids A Smile day at UIC puts kids on course to good oral health

The thunderous vrooooom of the revving engine startled the elementary school students, but not for long.

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Study examines oral health, HPV infection

Philadelphia—Good oral health may reduce the risk of human papillomavirus infections in the mouth and subsequent HPV-related cancers, said a study published Aug. 23 in the American Association for Cancer Research journal.

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Affordable Care Act and oral health: ADA analysis of impact

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” shorthanded as the ACA and as this report will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators. The Association’s primary focus has been the law’s potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to patients.

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ADA commends Senate oral health care bill

Washington—The Association thanked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for offering “important oral health provisions” in legislation to reauthorize the landmark Older Americans Act.

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June 3 webinar eyes oral health care for pregnant women

Elk Grove Village, Ill.—The American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a free webinar to discuss the importance of collaboration among health professionals to ensure that the oral health needs of pregnant women are met.

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It’s World Oral Health Day

New York—Sponsors and supporters of the FDI World Dental Federation’s World Oral Health Day launched the U.S. observance by opening the NASDAQ stock market in Times Square this morning.

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Rep. Gosar offers health insurance reform bill

Washington—Dentist/Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) introduced ADA-supported legislation Feb. 28 to amend the 1945 McCarran-Ferguson Act, which exempted the health insurance industry from antitrust laws. H.R. 911, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2013, would restore the application of federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance.

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Dental materials producer pledges $500,000 to Oral Health America

Ivoclar Vivadent has made a three-year, $ 500,000 commitment to Oral Health America, a national nonprofit organization with a mission to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being. 

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