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Aspen Dental to Team up with Oral Health America on Oral Health Education

Thursday, July 22, 2010 Dental News J E 4
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SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 21 More than 250 Aspen Dental practices in 20 states are teaming up with Oral Health America (OHA) to raise awareness about the oral health issues faced by adults and older Americans, an often-overlooked topic. Slated to run from September 20-24, the initiative is part of OHA's Fall for Smiles® campaign, which will promote the importance of self care, good nutrition, regular dental visits, and tobacco avoidance in maintaining oral health.

"Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are important at any age. But the mouth, gums and teeth go through changes as we age, so there are special considerations that adults and seniors should keep in mind when it comes to maintaining oral health," said Dr. Arwinder Judge, vice president of clinical support at Aspen Dental Management, Inc. "We're proud to be partnering with OHA to educate Americans about this issue."

Among the topics to be addressed by the campaign are the link between oral and overall health, common issues faced by denture-wearers, and how some over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications can impact oral health. The joint educational initiative will include online resources and media components, as well as discounted services at Aspen Dental practices.

About Aspen Dental

One of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., Aspen Dental practices are committed to providing patients with affordable, high-quality care.

Aspen Dental practices are nationally accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and maintain an A+ rating with the BBB's Reliability Report.

The Aspen Dental network currently has more than 250 locations in 20 states. In 2009, Aspen Dental doctors recorded more than 1.5 million patient visits, including visits from more than 340,000 new patients.

Aspen Dental doctors and staff help meet the demand for high-quality, yet affordable denture and dental services by offering convenient retail locations, extended hours, affordable fees and a wide range of payment plan options. The offices work with all insurance plans.

For more information about Aspen Dental and the services it provides, please visit www.aspendent.com. To learn more about careers at Aspen Dental, please visit www.aspendentaljobs.com.

SOURCE Aspen Dental
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