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Date:Wednesday, August 22
Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection
Summary: Newly released clinical recommendations encourage cardiologists to examine the mouth and periodontists to ask questions about heart health. Read more
The basis for the press release above is “The American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of Periodontology Editors’ Consensus: Periodontitis and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease,” which can be viewed online here.
Hispanics Placing their Oral Health at Risk by Cutting Back on Routine Dental Care
Summary: Results from a 2008 Gallup-Healthways poll show that 42 percent of Hispanics have not visited the dentist in the past 12 months, even though the American Dental Association recommends having regular dental check-ups and cleanings. In contrast, 29 percent of all Americans responded that they did not see a dentist in the prior year. Read more
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Reports that Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight are Considered the Leading Perinatal Problems in the United States
Summary: Periodontal disease may contribute to adverse outcomes of pregnancy as a consequence of a chronic oral inflammatory bacterial infection. Read more
Steps Patients can Take to Ensure Proper Oral Healthcare During Pregnancy
Summary: Dentists provide some helpful oral healthcare tips for expectant mothers. Read more
ARLINGTON, VA – JULY 1, 2009 – The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), a nonprofit trade association representing leading dental manufacturers, distributors, and laboratories, recently launched its “Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait” awareness campaign in an effort to warn consumers about the risks of postponing regular dental checkups and recommended treatment. (Click to view full release)
DENTALECONOMICS.COM - NOVEMBER 23, 2009 – As part of its multifaceted Oral Healthcare Can't Wait® Awareness Campaign, the Dental Trade Alliance is encouraging dental professionals to take advantage of its online Private Print Shop. (Click to view full release)
ARLINGTON, VA – NOVEMBER 20, 2009 – As part of its multifaceted Oral Healthcare Can't Wait® Awareness Campaign, the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is encouraging dental professionals to take advantage of its convenient online Private Print Shop, a fast and easy print-on-demand option for producing the quality dental practice marketing materials provided by the organization at www.oralhealthcarecantwait.com. (Click to view full release)