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Apply For A Colorado Dental Association Foundation Grant By March 15

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DENVER, Colorado — The Colorado Dental Association (CDA) believes in giving back to the community through its charitable efforts. That’s possible because of the CDA Foundation, which supports the CDA’s access-to-care agenda and Dental Health Matters efforts to increase discussions about oral health and the dental profession in Colorado communities and advocate for smart improvements that increase access to dental care.

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FDA Oversees Destruction And Recall Of Kratom Products; And Reiterates Risks Associated With This Opioid

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SILVER SPRING, Maryland — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements manufactured and distributed nationwide under the brand names Botany Bay, Enhance Your Life and Divinity by Divinity Products Distribution of Grain Valley, Missouri. In cooperation with the FDA, the company has also agreed to stop selling all products containing kratom. Based on the scientific evidence of the serious risks associated with the use of kratom, in the interest of public health, the FDA encourages all companies currently involved in the sale of products containing kratom intended for human consumption to take similar steps to take their products off the market and submit any necessary evidence, as appropriate, to the FDA to evaluate them based on the applicable regulatory pathway.

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61 Michigan Schools Receive New Drinking Fountains Thanks To Delta Dental Foundation And MESSA

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Program encourages students to drink water, skip sugar-sweetened beverages

OKEMOS, Michigan —Sixty-one schools across Michigan will soon receive new water fountains/bottle filling stations, thanks to $200,000 in funding from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) and MESSA. In all, 95 water fountains/bottle filling stations will be installed.

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Apply To Fill Vacant DQAC Positions

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is currently seeking applications for three dentist positions. Apply by March 30.

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The Forsyth Institute And Photomedics Inc. Announce Development Of An Intraoral Antibacterial Light Technology And Device

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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth weight.

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Scientist Victor DeNoble To Talk About Tobacco Industry's Suppression Of Addiction Research

SACRAMENTO, California — While working as a postdoctoral fellow doing addiction research in 1980, a young scientist was recruited by the research arm of tobacco company Philip Morris USA to build a secret lab and develop a cigarette that would eliminate or reduce cardiovascular risk in smokers. Reportedly, the scientists at Philip Morris had invented the molecules but had no way to test them. This is where the new recruit, Victor DeNoble, PhD, came in — at that time one of a handful of scientists in the world with experience in an emerging field that involved complicated animal surgery.

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Is Your Office Compliant With OSHA? ADA Can Help

CHICAGO, Illinois — How should hazardous chemicals in the office be labeled and who's responsible for doing it?

Which dental office staff members are required to receive Hepatitis B vaccinations?

Do all offices need an evacuation plan?

The American Dental Association (ADA) seeks to help practice owners answer these and other regulatory questions related to occupational safety.

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TMD Treatment Focus Of 2017 Stanford Award-Winning Project

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A dental student who researched a surgical treatment option for patients with end-stage temporomandibular disease has been named the 2017 honoree for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award.

The American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs selected Cassandra Winterrowd, who is slated to graduate this year from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry. She is on a team that investigated the osseous integration of titanium fixation screws that stabilize a temporomandibular joint prosthesis.

"A large percentage of the population suffers from temporomandibular dysfunction and patients afflicted with severe, end-stage TMD deserve reliable surgical options," said Ms. Winterrowd, who said her involvement in the research included literature review and collection of quantitative data from specimens (swine) part of prior in vivo experiments.

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Dental Materials & Supplies Grant Awards Up To $25K Of In-Kind Goods

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SACRAMENTO, California — The California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation offers financial support to dental professionals and community-based organizations across the state that provide dental care to under-served communities. One of the ways the Foundation offers support is through its grants and awards, which are available throughout the year and have various submission deadlines.

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On February 22, Buy Dental Office Supplies To Help Patients Who Need Care

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DENVER, Colorado — Dental professionals can help raise money to benefit people in need of dental care by purchasing office supplies and dental equipment from participating companies on February 22.

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