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Denture Cleaning Routine May Promote Bacteria Growth

New survey shows an unmet need for education about denture care and the tools appropriate for proper maintenance

According to a new survey conducted by the makers of Polident® MicroClean™ denture cleanser, many denture wearers are making detrimental denture-cleaning mistakes, such as brushing with regular toothpaste (46 percent), which can cause scratches on the dentures where bacteria and other microorganisms can collect and grow.1 Recent studies show that oral health may affect overall health.2,3,4,5,6 It is essential that denture wearers get education on how to care for their dentures.

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NCOHF Brings Oral Health Services to At-Risk Children

(Charlotte, NC—October 13, 2010) - National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy® (NCOHF) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have announced a partnership that will expand oral healthcare access to millions of underserved children through Tomorrow’s SMILES® and the America’s Toothfairy Dental Home Program™.

Tomorrow’s SMILES was created and initially funded by a gift from Dr. Ronald Goldstein, a highly respected clinician, author and lecturer.  NCOHF has developed partnerships with leading dental organizations to identify caring professionals in communities across the country willing to provide promising at-risk teens with pro bono care. Through this program, eligible Boys & Girls Club members will receive comprehensive esthetic and restorative services, transforming their smiles, renewing their self-esteem, and ensuring that they are better prepared for healthy and productive futures. In return, Tomorrow’s SMILES students will share valuable oral health lessons with younger Club members through the program’s Pay-It-Forward component, ensuring that good hygiene habits are instilled early in a child’s life.

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Discus Dental Helps Crown Council Raise Over $1.3 Million

Culver City, CA, October 7, 2010 – Discus Dental LLC has announced that it has helped the Crown Council raise over $1,350,000 this year in their Smile For Life Campaign, benefitting over 200 local children’s charities in communities where Crown Council members live in the US and Canada.

    “For 13 years, Discus has enthusiastically supported the Smile For Life Campaign because we believe in the amazing work these charities do for children,” said Robert Cartagena, Chief Operating Officer of Discus Dental. “Our Partnership with the Crown Council is one we treasure and are extremely proud to have been a part of this very special program.”

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Henry Schein Inc. Donates Equipment to ADA

ORLANDO, Oct. 8, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, will donate dental equipment valued at $860,000 to students in the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program. Students will use the equipment initially for hands-on clinical training in the program, which will produce new members of the dental team to help provide oral health care to people living in underserved communities. After training, the equipment will be used to provide services to patients.  Henry Schein’s donation is part of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program which seeks to enhance access to health care for underserved populations around the world.  


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