“In Alaska, Dental Therapists Seen as Helping to Improve Oral Health”

Dental therapists working in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta region in southwestern Alaska are helping to prevent oral health disease and improve quality of life, according to a new study that examines the views of dental providers and native community members.

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Advocacy Update

As an oral health professional, you know first-hand about the link between oral health and overall health and the great disparities that exist in access to oral health care. Currently, about 58 million Americans rely on Medicare programs for health care and only a third of them have any coverage for oral health because Medicare does not provide for oral health services.

ADHA is asking all members to contact their federal representatives in support of Medicare coverage for oral health services. In less than two minutes, you can urge your federal legislators to improve access to care for this vulnerable population by including coverage for oral health services in Medicare.

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Social/Study Club meeting @ Times Square Restaurant
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Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Speaker: Cindy Kleiman
Topic: Medical Emergencies

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Speaker: Kathleen Shurba
Topic: Emma-dent

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Speaker: Trisha O’Hehir
Topic: To be determined

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Speaker: Linda Rawls
Topic: Colgate Ionic Bleaching

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Larry Ambrose
Topic: The Period-Endo Connection

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Speaker: Meagan Bodensteiner
Topic: Elevate Oral Care

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Speaker: John Callahan
Topic: Az WHOLEistic/Cannabinoids and Oral Health

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Location: Caryn Unterschuetz, RN
Topic: Health Innovations

Date: Tuesday August 4 , 2020
Speaker: To be determined
Topic: Endocrinology/Diabetes

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Chad Foster, DDS, MS
Topic: Butterly Orthodontics

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Speaker: Liz Desombre
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