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2010-11-19 09:34:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Head Start-State Collaboration Office and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), today announced the launch of the Head Start Dental Home Initiative to improve oral health for North Carolina children. The program links 22,000 children birth to age 5 in the state's Head Start and Early Head Start programs to local dentists who will provide them with a "dental home" that offers comprehensive, ongoing oral health...

2010-08-18 11:48:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College hosted the North Carolina Dental Society's second-largest Missions of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic Aug. 13 and 14, providing about $400,000 worth of care to nearly 900 people. Forty dental chairs filled A-B Tech's gym holding patients in need of fillings, extractions and other services. "This was the second-largest clinic ever held in North Carolina, and would have been the largest if we...

2009-09-22 12:07:00

CARY, N.C., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS) has received the American Dental Association's 2009 "Golden Apple" Award for excellence in dental health promotion to the public. The national award is presented each year to the state dental association that most effectively improves awareness of oral health issues in its home state. The NCDS was recognized for its informational program associated with the North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) free dental...

2009-03-11 11:41:00

CARY, N.C., , March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing dangers to overall health, the North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS) is urging North Carolina residents to not give up routine dental examinations and treatment during the current economic downturn. "Routine dental examinations can preclude many serious problems later on," said Dr. Alec Parker, executive director of the NCDS. According to data from a Gallup-Healthways poll, North Carolina ranks 34th in the country in terms of the number of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.