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Resources for Watch Your Mouth!

Monday, September 27, 2010 at 9:39 AM

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Resources related to the Watch Your Mouth! coverage.

Information for Adults

MetroHealth: From routine dentistry to state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures, we’ll work with you to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Case University School of Dental Medicine: Patients are charged a fee to defray operating costs of the clinic in return for dental services. Fees are usually found to be about half the cost of going to a private dental office.

Cleveland Clinic: Access to multiple dental, surgical, and medical specialties, our patients have only to walk down the hall for a specialty consultation as opposed to traveling to another office across the city or state.

Case University School of Dental Medicine: Patients are charged a fee to defray operating costs of the clinic in return for dental services. Fees are usually found to be about half the cost of going to a private dental office.

The Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland: Routine services include cleanings, fillings, root canals, assessments, and oral exams. Dental hygiene education is also available.

Information for Parents with Young Kids

The Free Clinic: provides dental services for a lower cost.

Ohio Dental Association: is involved with many programs for children including Give Kids a Smile Day and Operation TACTIC.

Akron Dental Society: provides information as part of Children’s Dental Health.

American Academy of Periodontology: provides public resources on Periodontology, and serves as a professional resource for AAP members by providing publications, information about other organizations and educator resources.

Cleveland Clinic: Preparing for your child’s first dental visit.

MetroHealth: Childrens’ Dental Services.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association: provides tips from registered dental hygienists focusing on cavity prevention and gingivitis. Gives info on starting regular check ups with a dental hygienists.

ADHA-For Kids: teaches kids about their teeth in a fun way.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: provides information on oral health for babies and sealants for children in the fight against tooth decay.

American Academy of Family Physicians: provides answers to questions about oral health care for their children.

United Way 211: offers a complete list of dental care providers in the Cuyahoga, Medina, Lake and Dane county areas.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back: Dentists find a way to celebrate Halloween by helping both kids and troops depoloyed overseas.

Information for Teenagers

Teens Health: If you’re like most people, you don’t exactly look forward to facing a dentist’s drill. So wouldn’t it be better to prevent cavities before they begin?

Association of Professional Piercers: Learn about the risks associated with oral piercings, safety measures, and how to maintain good oral hygiene after a piercing.

Youth Tobacco Cessation: A guide for making informed decisions about your body and your mouth.

Dental Hub- Find out how to properly take care of your tongue piercing, and prevent infections.

Family Gentle Dental Care- Learn the negative side effects of an oral piercing.

Teen Dental Health- Learn how to maintain a healthy smile, and about some common oral issues.

Hudson Health Center- Get more information on piercings and tattoos.

EHow- Learn about the history and health risks associated with a tongue piercing.

Academy of General Dentistry- Learn how to maintain healthy teeth, and some common warning signs of problems.

American Academy of Periodontology- Learn why tongue piercings can lead to gum and tooth problems.

Colgate- Find articles about dental health and wisdom teeth.

Dentistry.com- Provides oral health tips for teens.

Information for Dentists

Oral Health America: professional programs for dentists including Medical Dental Dialogues, Smiles Across America.

Ohio Dental Association: a resource for connecting over 5,500 dentists statewide.

Greater Cleveland Dental Society: offers resources for professionals, including: jobs, events that give new dentists a chance to network in the greater Cleveland area.

Cleveland Clinic: offers information on services such as dental cleaning, implants, dentures, fillings, surgery, and pediatric dentistry.

Akron Dental Society: provides resources for dentists, students, and other professionals related to dentistry in the greater Akron area.

Stark County Dental Society: provides resources for dentists in the Stark County area.

Information for Seniors

United Way 211: offers a complete list of dental care providers in the Cuyahoga, Medina, Lake and Dane county areas.

Ohio Dental Association: is involved in with many programs for the public including Smiles for Seniors.

American Academy of Periodontology: Public resources on Periodontology, what it is and what the public needs to know about it. Includes specific information on dental implant and dentures.

MetroHealth: The Dental Practice at MetroHealth offers a wide range of dental services for our patients.

Cleveland Clinic: We employ the latest techniques and most advanced technologies to solve complex oral and dental problems.

Case Western Reserve Dental Clinic: Becoming a Patient at the School of Dental Medicine

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland: Routine services include cleanings, fillings, root canals, dental extractions, assessments, and oral exams. Dental hygiene education is also available.

Information for People with Gum Disease

American Academy of Periodontology: Specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: The National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends.  Periodontal Disease causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Mayo Clinic: In-depth information on common risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of gingivitis.

American Dental Association: Pre-venting periodontal disease.

Information for Under-served Communities

Ohio Dental Association: Programs for the public including under-served audiences.

The Free Clinic: Providing dental services to the community for lower prices.

United Way 211: A complete list of dental care providers in the Cuyahoga, Medina, Lake and Dane county areas.

Oral Health America: Offers resources to those who need reasonably priced or free dental care.

Case University School of Dental Medicine: Patients are charged a fee to defray operating costs of the clinic in return for dental services. Fees are usually found to be about half the cost of going to a private dental office.

MetroHealth: From routine dentistry to state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures, we’ll work with you to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

What is a Missing Tooth Clause?: More than 90 percent of dental insurance policies carry a missing tooth clause. A missing tooth clause protects the insurance company from paying for the replacement of a tooth that was missing before the policy was in effect.

Information for People in Akron/Canton Area

Akron Dental Society: provides resources for dentists, students, and other professionals related to dentistry in the greater Akron area.

Stark County Dental Society: provides resources for dentists in the Stark County area.

Ohio Dental Association is involved with many programs for children including: Give kids a smile day and Operation TACTIC.

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