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Colgate-Palmolive and Family Dollar Celebrate Black History Month with Fourth Annual Oral Health Initiative to Empower the African-American Community to Share Healthy Smiles

15-02-2016

Colgate offers complimentary dental screenings and oral care education at family dollar locations nationwide   New York, USA – For the fourth year in a row, Colgate-Palmolive Company – as part of its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™ programme – and Family Dollar have partnered to inspire African-American families …

Oral4D Systems Transforms Medical Communications

15-02-2016

It’s a good thing many health care professionals have graduated from handwritten records and prescriptions to storing them on computers, but a Calgary orthodontist is taking the digital age of record-keeping a step further. Since 2014, Hisham Badawi has been working with his team at Oral4D Systems to transform the way clinical records are …

American Indian and Consumer Groups Petition to Stop Dental Mercury on Reservations

15-02-2016

Washington, USA – The International Indian Treaty Council and Consumers for Dental Choice filed a petition calling on the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services (who runs the Indian Health Service) to end the use of amalgam – a dental filling that is 50 per cent mercury – in Indian …

Begin Dental Care Before your Child’s First Birthday

15-02-2016

Frankfort, Ky, USA – While going to a dentist may not be at the top of a child’s list of fun things to do, good oral health is vital to their overall health. Oral health consultant Stephanie Chickering says it’s very important for a child to see a dentist by age one. “If the child has serious tooth decay or other mouth …

Henry Schein to Acquire a Majority Interest in Brazil’s Dental Cremer

12-02-2016

Melville, NY, USA – Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority ownership interest in Dental Cremer S.A., a distributor of dental supplies and equipment in Brazil. Headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, Dental Cremer is the dental distribution business of Cremer S.A. With 2015 sales of approximately …

UConn School of Dental Medicine Wins Top Award

12-02-2016

The UConn School of Dental Medicine has been named winner of the 2016 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Academic Dental Institution. The Gies awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, are presented by the ADEAGies Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Dental Education Association. The Gies …

America’s ToothFairy and Salvation Army Launch Joint Oral Health Initiative

12-02-2016

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and The Salvation Army’s National Headquarters announced a new collaborative initiative to address the issue of paediatric dental disease. Joining efforts to maximise resources and impact on the health of underserved children, this partnership will …

Sir Michael Marmot to Present Keynote at WHPA Regulation Conference

12-02-2016

Sir Michael Marmot, world-renowned expert on social determinants and President of the World Medical Association, will be the keynote speaker at a conference on health professional regulation to be held in Geneva by the world’s health professions. He will discuss the new Sustainable Development Goals announced last year by the World Health …

2016 World Oral Health Day Launched in Accra

12-02-2016

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme and in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Dental Association and the Ministry of Health, Unilever Ghana has launched the 2016 World Oral Health Day at a ceremony in Accra. The event, which is scheduled to be celebrated in Ghana on March 18, is aimed at rolling out a series …