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In The News . . .

​Importance of Flossing
Recent news articles question the benefits of flossing. ADA​ reaffirms cleaning between your teeth is essential to good oral health​

​"Diabetes Mellitus and the Dental Professional​" will summarize the evidence-based relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus and will identify the special considerations involved in treating this subset of our patient population. 

 Maryland He​althy Smiles  

Effective January 1, 2016​, Scion Dental, Inc will be the new Dental Administrator for the Maryland Healthy Smiles Program​

Oral Health Materials Offered in Many Languages

The Maryland Dental Action Coalition, Office of Oral Health and Health Reach partnered to offer oral health brochures into a variety of languages. They are available now and free to download.

Course Helps Dentist Learn Work in Long-Term Care Facilities

The ADA recently published an article​ about a pilot program in Maryland, supplemented by a grant from the Maryland Office of Oral Health, that trained dental teams with little or no experience working in nursing homes. The Association is now offering an online continuing education course​ in dental care for older adults in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers. 

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's 8th Annual Dental Hygienists You Want to Know 

The Office of Oral Health's very own, Katy Battani, is featured in the December 2015 issue.

Upcoming Events  

 For a list of upcoming oral health events, visit the  Maryland Dental Action Coalition's website.​


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