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Eastman Expert Trains Providers At The Highlands

Dr. Adina JucanDr. Adina Jucan instructs nurses at The Highlands about the relationship between oral health and systemic health.

BRIGHTON, New York — At their first dental in-service, nearly 60 nurses and aides at The Highlands in Brighton learned new information that will not only help improve care for the people they serve, but also for their own oral health.

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WesternU's Dental Center To Hold Free Screening For Seniors

POMONA, California — The Dental Center at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dential Medicine will hold a free dental screening for seniors 55 and older from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015.

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American Dental Association Offers Online Education For Dentists In Long-Term Care

American Dental Association offering online training for dentists providing care for nursing home residents.

CHICAGO, Illinois — Nearly 1.3 million nursing home residents face the greatest challenges to accessing dental care of any group in America. Through Action for Dental Health, a nationwide, community-based movement that aims to improve dental care for the underserved, the American Dental Association plans to train at least 1,000 dentists to provide care in nursing homes by 2020.

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New Online Master of Science in Geriatric Dentistry Program Launched

LOS ANGELES, California — The Ostrow School of Dentistry has launched a new online program aimed at busy practicing dentists who want to enhance their competency in treating geriatric patients.

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Dr. Nadia Chowhan of Aspen Dental in Bourbonnais Reminds Patients, Caregivers About Importance of Regular Oral Care for Mature Adults in Recognition of Older Americans Month

SYRACUSE, New York – In recognition of Older Americans Month, Dr. Nadia Chowhan of Aspen Dental in Bourbonnais is reminding patients about the importance regular dental examinations and the refitting or replacement of dentures for good oral and overall health.

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Seniors Can Smile Into Their Golden Years

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – May is National Older Americans Month. Many people believe that as they get older, they will start to lose their natural teeth. However, the percentage of Americans age 65 and over who were missing all of their natural teeth dropped to 26 percent (from 27.6) from 2004 to 2007.

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Protecting Aging Smiles

LOS ANGELES, California — Older adults face a myriad of obstacles to good health, including challenges to their oral health. But given the right oral health regimen and access to dental care, older individuals can have healthy smiles throughout their golden years, according to USC School of Dentistry faculty members.

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American Dental Association Honored for Older Adults Oral Health Program

CHICAGO, Illinois – The Associations Advance America Awards program has named the American Dental Association (ADA) to its 2008 Honor Roll, a national awards competition for innovative projects sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C.

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Dental Implants Safe for Medically Complex Patients

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — As the population ages, the nation's implant dentists will treat increasing numbers of patients living longer with serious health conditions, according to research presented at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) annual scientific meeting. Although no significant problems have been reported when high-risk patients receive implants, a leading dental researcher said that controlled trials and protocols are needed to better address the oral health needs of those with osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Looking After the Oral Health of Aging Parents

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – BC's sandwich generation will likely be helping to care for their aging parents' oral health in addition to that of their own children, says the BC Dental Association. April is Oral Health Month and the BC Dental Association's annual campaign is focusing on seniors' oral care.

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