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Oral Health Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

ADA Conference to Seek Oral Health Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults
 People with disabilities also focus of national coalition conference

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) is extending invitations to those concerned about the oral health of vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities to attend a national conference and help shape the future of oral health care for this underserved and growing population.
The national coalition conference titled, “Oral Health of Vulnerable Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities,” <>  is set for Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
“We look upon this conference as the first step in building a consensus among a multi-disciplinary group of professionals in seeking solutions about oral health care for the vulnerable older adult and the disabled,” states Dr. Raymond F. Gist, ADA president-elect.  “We are looking for attendees’ ideas, collaboration and support in helping frame the conference’s recommendations that could be used by many sectors, including educational institutions, professional organizations and policy makers.”

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Patterson Dental Introduces Eaglesoft 16

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 26, 2010) – Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. announces the latest version of its integrated dental software—Eaglesoft 16. Users will discover a new look, new functionality and enhanced adaptability in the software, with the same technological advances that have made Eaglesoft the leading clinical and practice management software.

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National Dental Hygiene Month this October

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates Revamped
National Dental Hygiene Month this October
Chicago-September 13, 2010—For its 2010 celebration, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in collaboration with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, manufacturer of Orbit® sugarfree gum, has restructured its National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) format, with a renewed focus on developing healthy habits on the go, community service and recognizing the day-to-day efforts of dental hygienists nationwide.
“National Dental Hygiene Month is a prime time to not only honor and celebrate dental hygiene and hygienists, but also to make the public more aware of the practices that ensure optimal oral health,” ADHA President Caryn Solie, RDH, said. “Teaming up with the Wrigley Company will help promote this message and give dental hygienists opportunities to reach out to their communities and make a difference.”

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Help Kids Get the Dental Care They Need!

Help Kids Get the Dental Care They Need!
Support Smiles Across America® with a Purchase of Trident® Sugar-Free Gum Today
This week only:  Remember to buy Trident gum anywhere in the United States starting today, September 13, through Sunday, September 19.  
Five cents from every pack of Trident® gum purchased will go to Oral Health America's Smiles Across America® (SAA) program.
SAA improves the health of uninsured and underserved elementary school students by dental services in school-based or school-linked settings, and demonstrating to communities that healthy mouths are integral to overall health. For more information about Trident's support for SAA, visit
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Oral Health America
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