Navigation Links
New Survey Shows Americans Strongly Support Guaranteed Dental Coverage in Healthcare Reform
Date:6/5/2009

June Is National Smile Month

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2 in 3 U.S. adults (63%) think that it is important that dental coverage is part of an overall health reform package, and 40 percent say it is very important, according to a new public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America. The survey, sponsored by the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, and conducted by Harris Interactive(R), was released today at the launch of National Smile Month, the largest independent international campaign promoting good dental care including brushing, regular dental visits, and healthy food choices as well as the need for effective oral healthcare policies.

"As routines change for summer, this is a great time of year to focus on dental care habits, spend extra time with our children in teaching them to brush their teeth, and to ask our elected officials to support health care for our entire body - including our mouth," said Oral Health America's President and CEO Beth Truett during the National Smile Month launch at the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD.

The survey shows that the vast majority of adults (92 percent) understand that the lack of proper dental care can lead to overall poor health, and that four in five adults (81 percent) agree that dental benefits are as important as general medical benefits in an overall healthcare benefit package.

During June, Oral Health America, National Museum of Dentistry, Hispanic Dental Association, dental offices, community care providers, schools, and camps will be celebrating National Smile Month and encouraging families not to forget their toothbrushes on vacation.

Oral Health America is the nation's leading, independent organization dedicated to eliminating oral disease through access, education and advocacy. The Oral Health America Dental Survey was conducted by telephone within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Oral Health America between April 29 and May 3, 2009 among 1,011 adults ages 18 years and older. A full methodology is available. National Smile Month is sponsored by Patterson Dental, Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Dental, and other dental industry leaders, and comprises a variety of initiatives during June to focus public attention on the connection between oral health and overall health. A simultaneous campaign runs in the United Kingdom through the International Dental Health Foundation. More information is at www.oralhealthamerica.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Oral Health America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Survey reveals disparities in skin cancer knowledge, protection among high school students
2. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
3. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
4. Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey
5. Youth Drug Use at a Five Year Low, New Survey Shows
6. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
7. Parental surveys boost diagnosis abilities of pediatricians
8. National Survey Shows Employee Fears About Consumer-Driven Health Plans on Decline
9. JHA Releases 2007 U.S. Group Disability Mid-Year Market Survey Results
10. PA Health Department Survey Shows Impact of Income, Gender, Other Factors on Health and Access to Health Care
11. Launch of second European Cancer Research Funding survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... recently received the CE Certificate of Conformity for the Smart System® 20/20. CE ... exceed the highest industry standards and specifications such as ANSI, ISO and proven ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... comprehensive weight management program at Women’s Excellence will help patients lose weight and ... physical exam. The specialists at Women's Excellence will measure BMI, body fat ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... The ... supply chain professionals, will hold their first Northeast Regional AHVAP Meeting. For 2017, ... , “Increasingly, supply chain and value analysis professionals have a ‘seat at the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Sodium determination is consistently ... and require expert user knowledge. In a live webinar on April 11th and ... yet highly accurate, determination of sodium. , It has long been known that ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... overdose deaths soared 167%,(1) with opioids alone responsible for over 33,000 of the ... McCarty has sponsored Assembly Bill (AB) 1512, which proposes a tax on prescription ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... NASHUA, N.H. , March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for ... announced that PowerLook® Tomo Detection received Premarket Approval ... (FDA). PowerLook Tomo Detection is a first-of-its-kind, concurrent-read ... tomosynthesis and is the latest innovation available on ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017 Cota Healthcare, ... value-based precision medicine, today announced the signing ... Pharmaceuticals Corporation to help improve clinical and ... As part of this agreement, which ... entered into January 2016, teams from across ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... -- Invivotek, LLC, a Genesis Biotechnology Group ® ... contract research organization (CRO), announced the completion of the ... research facility in Hamilton, New Jersey ... source to reduce costs and lessen the CRO facility,s ... Farm follows Invivotek,s recent expansion from a 19,712 square ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: