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Appointments open for 2012 Health Screening Program

April 23, 2012

By Jean Williams, ADA News staff

San Francisco—Contribute to your well-being and help to advance research on the health of the dental team by signing up for this year’s Health Screening Program at the Annual Session.

Scheduled appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for the Oct. 18-20 HSP in the Moscone Center’s south building. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits and will be screened between noon and 3 p.m. Make your appointment when you register for the Annual Session.

The HSP is available to ADA member dentists, hygienists and chairside assistants registered for the Annual Session. Screenings include the following, among others: blood pressure, height and weight, salivary diagnostics, delayed hypersensitivity to common dental chemicals, latex sensitivity, blood chemistry, hepatitis C, urinary mercury and other screens for mercury. Additional types of medical screenings will be available for a small fee.

Registered HSP participants can earn one free continuing education credit.

More than 60,000 dental professionals have been screened through HSP since its introduction at the Annual Session in 1964 contributing to one of the largest databases of information pertaining to potential health risks associated with practicing dentistry.

Register for the meeting and make your HSP appointment online at