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April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a painful topic for most of us to think about—even for a few minutes—but for children who live in abusive households, that pain and fear is never-ending.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Oral Health America would like to call attention to the important role that dental professionals play in fighting child abuse.  Nearly 65 percent of all child abuse injuries involve injury to the head, neck or mouth, often putting dental personnel first in line to note abuse of their patients. 

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ADA Collecting Donations to Help People in Japan

Watching the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster unfold in Japan these past two weeks has been painful for all of us. The American Dental Association is now raising funds and collaborating with the Japan Dental Association, so that we can identify where we might effectively address the greatest need. Donations are not tax deductable. However, 100 percent of the money raised will go directly to Japan for relief programs. This effort started out as an ADA staff fundraising project, and now has expanded to garner participation from all ADA members and the Tripartite.

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DentaQuest Foundation Directs $4 Million in Grants

March 25, 2011 –The DentaQuest Foundation awarded more than $4 million in 2010 to organizations in 8 states who are dedicated to improving the oral health of Americans. A total of 48 grants are supporting initiatives in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York and Kentucky to reduce health inequities, highlight prevention, foster civic engagement, and influence systems that promote oral health beyond the clinical setting. A full list of the 2010 grants awarded can be viewed at dentaquestfoundation.org/grants/history.php

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Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting Introduces New Logo and Look at Hinman 2011

ATLANTA (March 24, 2011) – The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting -- the nation's premiere dental meeting – introduces its new logo and look at Hinman 2011, held in Atlanta March 24-26, 2011. The colors and font have been updated to represent Hinman's focus on the future without compromising its Southern tradition and heritage.

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