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Aspen Dental Reminds Patients About Dangers of Oral Cancer

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., is reminding patients about the importance of oral cancer screening and early detection in recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month (April).

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, which is responsible for approximately 8,000 deaths annually. Common risk factors for oral cancer include use of tobacco products (smoked and smokeless), excessive alcohol consumption, and HPV infection.

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Patterson Dental Debuts Smile Channel 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (March 29, 2011) – Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. introduces Smile Channel 10, an updated version of its reception area programming that entertains and educates patients while promoting dental services. As part of the popular CAESY Education Systems family, Smile Channel 10 offers attention-grabbing and informative presentations with dramatic before-and-after photos, 3-D animations, full-color graphics and full-motion video.

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Ultradent Announces Two Initiatives to Support Relief Efforts in Japan

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, March 2011 – In response to the evolving humanitarian crisis that resulted from the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Northern Japan, Ultradent announced plans for two initiatives to support relief efforts in Japan. Both initiatives will support AmeriCares, a non-profit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate emergency response and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world.

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Division of Pediatric Dentistry Named 2011 Affiliate of the Year in Recognition for Child-Saving Work

(Charlotte, NC – March 29, 2011) National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothfairyÒ (NCOHF) is pleased to announce that the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry – Division of Pediatric Dentistry has been named the 2011 Affiliate of the Year.   The Affiliate of the Year Award is presented annually to a member of the NCOHF affiliate network in recognition of exemplary commitment to eliminating pediatric dental disease in their community. As part of this affiliate network, NCOHF has provided UCSF with over $165,000 to date in financial and product support to aid in their efforts to deliver oral health services to underserved children.

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