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:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader ... two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from ... of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current ... For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the ... AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in ... topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... has announced the addition of the " Global ... This report ... provides an updated review, including its applications in various ... total market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: