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ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest for Third Year Dental Students at Participating Dental Schools

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The graduating class of 2018 dental students from Case Western Reserve University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California in Los Angeles, University of Texas at San Antonio, Tufts University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Nova Southeastern University will have the opportunity to participate in the Health Literacy Writing Contest. Contestants will research scientific literature on the topic of Sweetened Beverages and Their Effect on Oral Health and write an essay on the topic, using health literacy principles and plain language. The winning essay will be posted on the American Dental Association consumer website,

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For additional information, please contact

Sharee Clough, RDH, MS Ed
Manager, Preventive Health Activities
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations