Industry News

NCOHF Brings Oral Health Services to At-Risk Children

(Charlotte, NC—October 13, 2010) - National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy® (NCOHF) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have announced a partnership that will expand oral healthcare access to millions of underserved children through Tomorrow’s SMILES® and the America’s Toothfairy Dental Home Program™.

Tomorrow’s SMILES was created and initially funded by a gift from Dr. Ronald Goldstein, a highly respected clinician, author and lecturer.  NCOHF has developed partnerships with leading dental organizations to identify caring professionals in communities across the country willing to provide promising at-risk teens with pro bono care. Through this program, eligible Boys & Girls Club members will receive comprehensive esthetic and restorative services, transforming their smiles, renewing their self-esteem, and ensuring that they are better prepared for healthy and productive futures. In return, Tomorrow’s SMILES students will share valuable oral health lessons with younger Club members through the program’s Pay-It-Forward component, ensuring that good hygiene habits are instilled early in a child’s life.

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Discus Dental Helps Crown Council Raise Over $1.3 Million

Culver City, CA, October 7, 2010 – Discus Dental LLC has announced that it has helped the Crown Council raise over $1,350,000 this year in their Smile For Life Campaign, benefitting over 200 local children’s charities in communities where Crown Council members live in the US and Canada.

    “For 13 years, Discus has enthusiastically supported the Smile For Life Campaign because we believe in the amazing work these charities do for children,” said Robert Cartagena, Chief Operating Officer of Discus Dental. “Our Partnership with the Crown Council is one we treasure and are extremely proud to have been a part of this very special program.”

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Henry Schein Inc. Donates Equipment to ADA

ORLANDO, Oct. 8, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, will donate dental equipment valued at $860,000 to students in the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program. Students will use the equipment initially for hands-on clinical training in the program, which will produce new members of the dental team to help provide oral health care to people living in underserved communities. After training, the equipment will be used to provide services to patients.  Henry Schein’s donation is part of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program which seeks to enhance access to health care for underserved populations around the world.  

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Data Confirm Wisdom Tooth Removal Leads to Better Health

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) to release study results

WASHINGTON, DC - Substantial evidence strengthens the link between wisdom tooth removal and overall patient health, according to a consortium of international experts who will present their findings at the Third Molar Multidisciplinary Conference, October 19, 2010, in Washington, DC.
A meta-analysis of recent research compares the long-term health of patients who have asymptomatic wisdom teeth removed with those who retain the teeth. At the press conference, presenters will discuss the costs of wisdom tooth treatment, “active surveillance” of asymptomatic teeth, the predictability of wisdom tooth behavior over time, and the long-term consequences of retention. Other topics discussed at the press conference will include new information about the pathologies associated with asymptomatic wisdom teeth, strategies to limit complications and improve recovery, and when to have wisdom teeth removed. 

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