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The Academy of General Dentistry Announces General Session Speakers

CHICAGO (March 26, 2012)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has named social media expert Jason Lipscomb, DDS, and professional motivator Kathy Metaxas of PLATINUM Professional Development as its two keynote speakers for the opening sessions of the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia, from June 21 to 24. Dr. Lipscomb will speak on Thursday, June 21, and Ms. Metaxas will speak on Friday, June 22. Both sessions are free with meeting registration.

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Treatment for Gum Disease Can Lower Medical Costs for People With Diabetes


United Concordia Dental offers innovative program in response to study findings

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical costs are lower for people with diabetes who receive treatment for gum disease, according to a study presented today to the American Association for Dental Research by Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat of the University of Pennsylvania. The study was done in collaboration with United Concordia Dental and Highmark Inc.

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Provia Labs wins SAIC-Frederick, Inc.

Provia Laboratories, LLC, Under its Subcontract with SAIC-Frederick, Inc.,
will Work with the NCI’s Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Toward the Development of Best Practices for the Collection, Annotation, Processing, and Storage of Human Biospecimens

Lexington, MA – (March 23, 2012) – Provia Laboratories, LLC has been awarded a subcontract with SAIC-Frederick, Inc. to assist the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, on an initiative to study the impact of different tissue-collection procedures on the quality of biospecimens used in medical research.

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Dental Education Leaders Elected to ADEA Board

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Susan H. Kass, R.D.H., Ed.D., Ryan Hajek, Huw F. Thomas, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., were elected as Vice Presidents to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Board of Directors at the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

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