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2011-05-11 00:00:26

The continuing partnership between the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland Dental School has helped more than 2,500 homeless Veterans get dental care. Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Although Leon Bright, now 61, had seen some very hard times and was homeless, he still expected to see his daughter get married last June. What the former U.S. Marine didn't expect was to be smiling at the wedding. His ill health had robbed him of some of his...

2011-05-05 05:18:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the point of a new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Advancing Oral Health in America, which underscores a public health crisis that has persisted more than a decade after the U.S. Surgeon General called for aggressively reversing the "silent epidemic" of America's oral health disparity. Many of the most pernicious oral health diseases are highly preventable and treatable. The IOM study, urging the federal government to launch a...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

BOSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Dental Pulp Laboratory today announced their participation in the First International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells. On April 27-29, 2011 Columbia University will host leading scientists and researchers at the New York Academy of Sciences. This is an unprecedented opportunity for those individuals who are helping to advance the field of dental and craniofacial stem cells to share information and research that will lead to...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Senior Smiles Health Fair on April 30 supports older residents in goal of bettering their overall health and wellness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry invites seniors from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to its annual Senior Smiles Health Fair on Saturday, April 30, 2011. This free event is being hosted by the Dugoni School of Dentistry in conjunction with Older American's Month. It will take place from 9am...

2011-01-31 10:42:00

CARY, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 2,000 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers across North Carolina will be taking part in the fifth annual national "Give Kids a Smile!" day on February 4, 2011, in what promises to be among the largest events of its kind in the country. They will volunteer their time at designated dental offices, dental clinics and community colleges across the state to treat low-income children free of charge. Children who...

2010-10-01 12:51:00

Event Recognizes 10th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 110 oral health supporters convened for an event on Capitol Hill on September 29 to recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America and to acknowledge the leaders, policies, and public-private partnerships that are working to address the significant unmet need that many rural and inner-city communities face in access to...

2010-06-08 02:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The French-American Foundation for Medical Research and Education (FFMRE) and Dr. David Blende of San Francisco have collaborated to award a $5,000 scholarship to Ms. Desy Wilson, a graduating dental student at University of the Pacific's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, also located in San Francisco. The scholarship was officially announced during the FFMRE Awards Dinner at San Francisco's Cercle de L'Union on May 5, 2010. Each year, the FFMRE...

2010-05-13 10:51:00

ANNISTON, Ala., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition is conducting a non-public investigation to determine whether the Alabama Dental Association (ALDA) is engaged in unfair or deceptive acts in order to limit or impede the ability for non-profit and public oral health care providers to operate in the state of Alabama. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100513/CL04486LOGO ) The investigation will review communications between ALDA...

2010-03-03 17:06:00

SACRAMENTO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 28 percent of California's children have untreated tooth decay, according to the 2006 California Smile Survey, Mommy It Hurts to Chew. Families with low incomes and people with complex medical conditions face considerable barriers to obtaining dental care and have significantly worse oral health than other segments of the population. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100303/SF64774) Now low-income children and adults at several...

2010-02-26 14:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley will receive improved access to dental care, thanks to a new telemedicine project created by the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The groundbreaking, four-year pilot project will address the access-to-care crisis in California by connecting patients in need with critical dental services. Known as the Virtual Dental Home, the project will give participating dentists a simple...