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Ultradent Announces Two Initiatives to Support Relief Efforts in Japan

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, March 2011 – In response to the evolving humanitarian crisis that resulted from the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Northern Japan, Ultradent announced plans for two initiatives to support relief efforts in Japan. Both initiatives will support AmeriCares, a non-profit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate emergency response and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world.

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Division of Pediatric Dentistry Named 2011 Affiliate of the Year in Recognition for Child-Saving Work

(Charlotte, NC – March 29, 2011) National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothfairyÒ (NCOHF) is pleased to announce that the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry – Division of Pediatric Dentistry has been named the 2011 Affiliate of the Year.   The Affiliate of the Year Award is presented annually to a member of the NCOHF affiliate network in recognition of exemplary commitment to eliminating pediatric dental disease in their community. As part of this affiliate network, NCOHF has provided UCSF with over $165,000 to date in financial and product support to aid in their efforts to deliver oral health services to underserved children.

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April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a painful topic for most of us to think about—even for a few minutes—but for children who live in abusive households, that pain and fear is never-ending.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Oral Health America would like to call attention to the important role that dental professionals play in fighting child abuse.  Nearly 65 percent of all child abuse injuries involve injury to the head, neck or mouth, often putting dental personnel first in line to note abuse of their patients. 

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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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