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Oral Health a Matter of Life and Death for Seniors
Date:8/30/2007

truth because dentures can hide serious infections and early signs of cancer."

For the past year, CDHA has been raising public awareness about oral health and the role of dental hygienists, who are highly educated and must be licensed by the State of California. In addition to helping patients understand the connection between oral health care and overall health, dental hygienists educate patients about proper oral hygiene and treat periodontal disease to prevent the condition from advancing and complicating other diseases.

The California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA) is the authoritative voice of the state's dental hygiene profession. While registered dental hygienists have worked in the state for nearly a century, CDHA was established 20 years ago when two regional associations merged to form a unified professional group. CDHA represents thousands of dental hygienists throughout the state and is dedicated to expanding opportunities for the profession and access to care for all Californians.

Healthy Aging(R) Month is an annual observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. More information can be found at http://www.healthyaging.net.

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