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ADA Collecting Donations to Help People in Japan

Watching the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster unfold in Japan these past two weeks has been painful for all of us. The American Dental Association is now raising funds and collaborating with the Japan Dental Association, so that we can identify where we might effectively address the greatest need. Donations are not tax deductable. However, 100 percent of the money raised will go directly to Japan for relief programs. This effort started out as an ADA staff fundraising project, and now has expanded to garner participation from all ADA members and the Tripartite.

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DentaQuest Foundation Directs $4 Million in Grants

March 25, 2011 –The DentaQuest Foundation awarded more than $4 million in 2010 to organizations in 8 states who are dedicated to improving the oral health of Americans. A total of 48 grants are supporting initiatives in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York and Kentucky to reduce health inequities, highlight prevention, foster civic engagement, and influence systems that promote oral health beyond the clinical setting. A full list of the 2010 grants awarded can be viewed at dentaquestfoundation.org/grants/history.php

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Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting Introduces New Logo and Look at Hinman 2011

ATLANTA (March 24, 2011) – The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting -- the nation's premiere dental meeting – introduces its new logo and look at Hinman 2011, held in Atlanta March 24-26, 2011. The colors and font have been updated to represent Hinman's focus on the future without compromising its Southern tradition and heritage.

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Dispelling Myths of Root Canals Through Education

CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to their teeth, Americans have strong feelings about keeping them. According to a January 2011 survey by the American Association of Endodontists, 70 percent of Americans want to avoid losing their natural teeth. One way to help people maintain their natural teeth is through root canal treatment. During Root Canal Awareness Week, March 27 – April 2, the American Association of Endodontists wants to dispel the negative myths surrounding this dental treatment and encourage patients who need a root canal to see an endodontist who will skillfully provide this treatment.

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