Navigation Links
N.C. Dental Society Urges North Carolinians to Not Forego Dental Care
Date:3/11/2009

CARY, N.C., , March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing dangers to overall health, the North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS) is urging North Carolina residents to not give up routine dental examinations and treatment during the current economic downturn.

"Routine dental examinations can preclude many serious problems later on," said Dr. Alec Parker, executive director of the NCDS.

According to data from a Gallup-Healthways poll, North Carolina ranks 34th in the country in terms of the number of individuals who have visited a dentist in the past 12 months. The national survey reported that 64% of North Carolinians have gone to the dentist in the past year.

"The fact that more than a third of those in our state aren't seeing a dentist regularly is an alarming statistic," Parker said. "Now that we know that oral infections can lead to devastating overall health problems, including life-threatening cardio-vascular disease, it becomes even more important to have routine oral examinations by a dentist."

Parker also pointed to the NCDS' dental outreach programs as a way of seeing many patients who otherwise could not afford dental care.

"Our North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) program, which stages two-day free open-door adult clinics throughout the state, is a way of seeing hundreds of underserved patients. But, this is just a drop in the bucket, not a health care plan," Parker said.

Parker adds that the NCMOM program is growing in size and in severity of cases. "Not only are volunteer dentists treating more patients across the state, we are often seeing very advanced oral problems. It is not uncommon to have to due multiple extractions in some patients who have gone without care for too long."

The next NCMOM clinic, expected to treat more than 400 patients, will be held in Murphy, N.C. March 20-21.

FOR INFORMATION: Dr. Alec Parker (919) 677-1396, aparker@ncdental.org

www.ncdental.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE N.C. Dental Society
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Delta Dental of Illinois Introduces Smile Smart For Your Health
2. Toms of Maine Tooth Floss Earns American Dental Associations Seal of Acceptance
3. Most comprehensive study of mercury in dental fillings begins
4. Guardians Dental Network Experiences Double-Digit Growth
5. Milestone Scientific to Exhibit the STA(TM) System at the American Dental Associations 148th Annual Session in San Francisco
6. Ohio Dental Association Installs New President and Officers
7. Delta Dental Plans Association Forms National Scientific Advisory Committee
8. Dental Researchers Participate in Global Awareness Initiative
9. Incidental findings found when radiologists take a broader look at renal MRA
10. Wrigleys Orbit(R), Extra(R) and Eclipse(R) Sugar-Free Chewing Gums Awarded American Dental Associations Seal of Acceptance
11. Astra Tech Acquires an Innovative Dental CAD/CAM Company
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing ... new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on ... subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The ... get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, ... that day with the investment community and media to ... conference call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. ... live webcast of the conference call through a link ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of ... the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while ... technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... CHICAGO , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom ... quarter 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, ... 8:00 a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. ... to discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance ... growth opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: