Los Angeles—The National Institutes of Health has granted $5
million to the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
to develop biological markers in saliva as a means of ultimately
developing tests to detect stomach cancer and other systemic diseases.
Philadelphia—Good oral health may reduce the risk of human papillomavirus infections in the mouth and subsequent HPV-related cancers, said a study published Aug. 23 in the American Association for Cancer Research journal.
The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," shorthanded as the ACA and as this series of reports will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators. The Association's primary focus has been the law's potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to patients. The first ACA Q-and-A installment in the Aug. 5 ADA News is posted online at ADA.org. This report examines the ACA and dental benefits.
Washington—Dental professional singers and musicians are invited to join the Medical Musical Group Symphony Orchestra and Choral for its November performances, offering performers a unique two-continent exploration that takes them from the rolling hills of Bowling Green, Ky., and its historic and scenic attractions to the cosmopolitan culture, architecture and nightlife of Barcelona, Spain.