Category Archives: News

Event Brings Dental Work, Smiles to Local Children

February 9, 2009–Daily Lobo, Albuquerque, NM–Tricia Remark–For 20 children from local elementary schools, a healthy smile is no longer out of reach. Dr. Charles Tatlock, dentist and associate professor at UNM, hosted Give Kids a Smile day on Friday at a dental clinic in the Northeast Heights. The annual event provides free dental care to [...]

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Happy teeth: ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’ Draws a Big Crowd

February 9, 2009–The Taos News–Rick Romancito–There were miles of smiles Friday (Feb. 6) at the Northern New Mexico Center for Cosmetic Dentistry run by Dr. Kellie Harris as area school children took advantage of free dental exams and check-ups as part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” event. And The Taos News Media [...]

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San Juan College gives children free dental care

February 7, 2009–Las Cruces Sun News and Farmington Daily News–G. Jeff Golden–9-year-old Aisha Sanchez, of Aztec, was wearing a child-sized cardboard tooth with black and yellow plush bees sticking to it Friday during an educational portion of “Give Kids a Smile Day” at San Juan College. Other children brushed off the bugs, which represented sugar, [...]

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Free Dental Work for Disadvantaged Youth

February 5, 2009–The Daily Times, Farmington, NM–G. Jeff Gordon–A trip to the dentist’s office might actually become an experience some Four Corners children look forward to, if only for a day. The Northwest Dental District Society and the San Juan College Dental Hygiene program are teaming up Friday for another round of the annual “Give [...]

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Children Around the State to Receive Free Dental Screenings

February 4, 2009–Las Cruces Sun-News–The New Mexico Dental Association’s (NMDA) community of member dentists will promote the importance of oral health care during Give Kids a Smile Day Friday at events and exams scheduled across New Mexico. Pediatric dentist Dr. Joy Trigo is coordinating much of the activities for the NMDA Southwest District Dental Society, [...]

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Divine Smiles Dentistry Sees Local Students

February 2, 2009–The Deming Headlight, Deming, NM–Kevin Buey–Charlie Wildcat was on hand to help youngsters from thinking about sitting in a dentist’s chair. Sixty-seven students, from Columbus, Bell, Bataan, Torres and Chaparral elementary schools, had free dental checkups Friday at Divine Smiles Dentistry, the office of Dr. Richard Argant, located at 100 E. Pine St. [...]

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ADA Foundation Accepting Applications for Prestigious Dental Fellowship Program

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2009 – The ADA Foundation (ADAF) is accepting applications for its Hillenbrand Fellowship Program that provides an award to one dentist, helping prepare the person to assume a management and leadership role at a health-related organization. The foundation’s 12-month Hillenbrand Fellowship carries a $75,000 stipend to help cover living expenses in Chicago [...]

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Commission on Dental Accreditation

The commission currently publishes, in its accredited lists of programs, the year of the next site visit for each program it accredits. In addition, the Commission posts its spring and fall announcements on the Accreditation Announcements area of ada.org for those programs being site visited January through June or July through December. Developing programs submitting [...]

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Preschoolers Need to Visit Dentist, Too

December 19, 2008–Albuquerque Journal–Letters to the Editor– THE NEW MEXICO Dental Association (NMDA) would like to thank the Journal for focusing on oral health on the Health page. Both articles were very important — describing the link between oral and overall health and detailing the needless rise of tooth decay among preschoolers. The NMDA strongly [...]

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Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit

December 17, 2008–Mark Moores, NMDA Executive Director– Two years ago NMDA along with other health care groups promoted legislation to establish the Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit. Dentists who provide care in rural, underserved areas may be eligible for an income tax credit of as much as $5,000 for their service during the 2008 [...]

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