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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Pediatric DentistryThe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the recognized authority on children’s oral health. As advocates for children’s oral health, the AAPD promotes evidence-based policies and clinical guidelines; educates and informs policymakers, parents and guardians, and other health care professionals; fosters research; and provides continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children. Founded in 1947, the AAPD is a not-for-profit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Its 8,800 members provide primary care and comprehensive dental specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs.
Website: http://www.aapd.org/

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American Academy of Periodontology

American Academy of PeriodontologyAAP member periodontists are specialists in periodontal disease treatment, cosmetic periodontal procedures, and dental implant placement. The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,400-member professional organization for periodontists – specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry’s experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school. Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

The Academy’s purpose is to advance the periodontal and general health of the public and promote excellence in the practice of periodontics.

Website: http://www.perio.org/

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American Association of Orthodontists

American Association of OrthodontistsFounded in 1900, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 17,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

The AAO is dedicated to:

  • Ethically advancing the art and science of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics worldwide.
  • Improving the health of the public by promoting quality orthodontic care, the importance of overall oral healthcare, and advocating for the public interest.
  • Educating the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment and the educational qualifications of orthodontic specialists.
  • Supporting AAO members in the practice of orthodontics.

Website: http://www.aaoinfo.org/

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American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

American Board of Pediatric DentistryThe Vision of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is to achieve excellence in pediatric dentistry through certification of all pediatric dentists.

The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

The ABPD’s core values include:

  • Excellence in Pediatric Dental Care
  • A Fair and Valid Examination
  • A Commitment to Lifelong Learning
  • Quality Assurance in Health Care

Website: http://www.abpd.org/

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American Dental Association

American Dental AssociationFounded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. Learn more about the ADA’s mission and vision, and our commitment to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement and access to care for all Americans.

There are over 157,000 ADA members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The ADA is a member-run organization managed by an elected Board of Trustees and a 473-member House of Delegates.

The ADA works to advance the dental profession on the national, state and local level. Membership in the national organization includes membership in one of our 53 Constituent (state) and 545 Component (local) dental societies.

Website: http://www.ada.org/

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American Dental Education Association

American Dental Education AssociationThe American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs,corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID.

Website: http://www.adea.org/

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American Dental Hygienists Association

American Dental Hygienists' AssociationADHA believes in helping dental hygienists achieve their full potential as they seek to improve the public’s oral health. We support your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels.

Join a community of your peers as you share the knowledge, insights, research and opportunities you need to advance your career.

Website: http://www.adha.org/

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CareCredit®

CareCreditCareCredit is a healthcare credit card with a credit line for treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets. It is a credit card designed for your health and beauty needs. With many of our promotional offers, you can avoid paying interest by making your minimum monthly payments and paying the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within the promotional period. Minimum monthly payments are required.

Website: http://www.carecredit.com/

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Livingston Business Improvement District

Livingston Business Improvement DistrictThe Livingston Community Partnership Management Corporation (BID) is dedicated to promoting Livingston’s business districts as a preferred commercial destination. The LCP is committed to strengthening the Business Improvement District as the center of community life. This includes improving the District’s economic viability by supporting existing businesses and encouraging the establishment of new enterprises and marketing activities that complement existing stores and services. The LCP will focus on making Downtown Livingston a safer, cleaner and more attractive pedestrian environment in order to serve the needs of local residents and to attract new shoppers and visitors from throughout the region. The LCP was created by a group of dedicated Livingston business people and residents who love where they work and live and wanted to see Livingston continue to thrive in changing times. A strictly volunteer organization, these hard working visionaries donate their time, talent and service to keep Livingston business healthy and growing and make sure the Livingston business area continues to invest in itself and its future.

Website: http://www.intownlivingston.com/

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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchThe mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information. We accomplish our mission by:

  • Performing and supporting basic and clinical research;
  • Conducting and funding research training and career development programs to ensure an adequate number of talented, well-prepared and diverse investigators;
  • Coordinating and assisting relevant research and research-related activities among all sectors of the research community;
  • Promoting the timely transfer of knowledge gained from research and its implications for health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.

Website: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/

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Sirona

SironaSirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of dental technology and is the clear innovation leader in dentistry. As such, Sirona is the preferred partner for dental practices, clinics, dental laboratories and authorized distributors worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of dental products, including, CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC®), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, hand pieces and hygiene systems.

Sirona is the driving force behind technical progress in dentistry. Beginning with the invention of the first electrically powered dental drill in 1887, the company has consistently spearheaded technological developments. Sirona’s product innovations set the standards for dental treatment and we are the global leader in the development of digital treatment modalities that drive improved workflow, a better patient experience and ultimately drive the success of dentists who incorporate Sirona technology within their practices.

Website: http://www.sirona.com/en/

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WebMD Oral Health Center

WebMDWebMD has created an organization that we believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. We provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. We are a source for original and timely health information as well as material from well known content providers.

The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in journalism, content creation, community services, expert commentary, and medical review to give our users a variety of ways to find what they are looking for.

And that, we believe, requires dedicated, full-time staff professionals with state-of-the-art expertise in:

  • Health news for the public
  • Creating and maintaining up-to-date medical reference content databases
  • Medical imagery, graphics, and animation
  • Communities
  • Live web events
  • User experience
  • Interactive tools

Website: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/

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