Palm Beach County Dental Hygiene Association

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ADHA

American Dental Hygiene Association.

ADHA promotes education and career development by helping you stay connected to your community. At our Annual Session we offer you the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), which provides an extensive offering of continuing education sessions in a three-day program designed to develop your clinical skills, provide current content on evidence-based practices and empower you to go further in your profession.

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Foundation

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities. Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer. Approximately 45,750 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2015. This includes those cancers that occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth known as the oropharynx, and on the exterior lip of the mouth. For more than a decade there has been an increase in the rate of occurrence of oral and oropharyngeal cancers.

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ADA

American Dental Association

Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. Since then,the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public. The ADA's vision is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.

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Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP)

The Children's Dental Health Project will improve oral health for children and families by identifying and advancing solutions that are innovative and cost-effective. We will promote strategies that are grounded in the best available research, and where the evidence is lacking CDHP will lead efforts to learn more and explore new approaches.

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American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,400-member professional organization for periodontists specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry's experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school. Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

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Colgate

Throughout the world, many children do not have access to basic dental care and lack the education needed to achieve a healthy smile. Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures reaches children around the world with free dental screenings and oral health education. Colgate's commitment to building a lifetime of healthy habits provides children with burgeoning self-esteem and a foundation for success that's the Power of a Bright Smile.

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CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

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Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a 25-year history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.

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Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community. The Head Start program is authorized by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.

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National Children's Oral Health Foundation

Oral health impacts a child's overall health, self-esteem and ability to thrive. AtAmerica's Tooth Fairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation, we believethat every child deserves a healthy smile. Promoting the importance of oral health and its link to overall systemic health, America's Tooth Fairy supportsthe delivery of oral health education and care for at-risk children.

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