Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria: Study

Maintenance of good oral health is more important than the use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published in the association’s flagship journal, Circulation.

Infective endocarditis (IE), also called bacterial endocarditis, is a heart infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining, a heart valve or a blood vessel. It is uncommon, but people with heart valve disease or previous valve surgery, congenital heart disease or recurrent infective endocarditis have

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Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes dental secure million-dollar loans from state

SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes, a community dental provider, have been approved to receive two separate 1.5 million dollar loans by the State Department of the Treasury. Those funds will be used to build medical and dental offices in Live Oak, in conjunction with MidPen Housing, a non-profit developer.



a person holding a sign posing for the camera: Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care announced Friday that Sutter Health has invested $1 million to support the construction and operation of a health and housing project in Live Oak.


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Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care announced Friday that Sutter Health has invested $1 million to support the construction and operation of a health and housing project in Live Oak.

“These loans are critical because they target small

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BulletinHealthcare Partners with Academy of General Dentistry to Launch Dental News Briefings

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BELTSVILLE, Md., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BulletinHealthcare, a leading provider of news briefings for top U.S. medical associations, today announced that it has launched two new publications, AGD Today and AGD Practice Weekly, for members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

AGD Today is distributed via email to AGD members and affiliates by 8:30 a.m. ET every weekday morning. The publication satisfies the daily information needs of general dentists and dental professionals.

Similarly, AGD Practice Weekly

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Delta Dental promotes long-time employee to COO role

Former operations VP joined insurer in 1996

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Delta Dental of Tennessee has announced the appointment of Melissa Huschke as COO, a role that is new to the company.

Huschke (pictured), a longtime company executive, will oversee client and member services, claims administration, information technology and organizational strategy for the insurer, which works with more than 2,100 employer groups that represent about 1.4 million people.

Huschke has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including 24 years in dental benefits administration. She joined Nashville-based Delta Dental of Tennessee in

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Advanced Dental Implant and TMJ Center, the first and only Multi Specialty dental clinic in the North Mississippi area celebrates its 5th anniversary

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — We cannot believe that it already been five years since we started our clinic. Dr. Adatrow had a vision when we first opened the doors of the clinic in 2016. He wanted a patient-centric quality dental Specialty practice to providing care for everyone in North Mississippi and Memphis, TN area.

We would want to take this time to appreciate all our incredible patients, referring dentists, doctors and other healthcare providers. During all these years, we could not have done it without their confidence. Our patients are our best source

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FLAGLER HUMANE SOCIETY February is Pet Dental Health Month

Who’s that with the million-dollar smile? Your pet? Without proper dental care, your furry friend’s pearly whites may not be so pearly white — and breath, whew! Bad breath is often a sign of much more than a stolen garlic knot off the dinner table.   



a dog sitting in the grass: Good pet dental health means a happier pet -- and more pet smiles.


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Good pet dental health means a happier pet — and more pet smiles.

Not to worry you, but pets get periodontal disease just like people. Difference is that they cannot tell us when they have a toothache. Periodontal disease can make eating painful and can increase your pet’s chances of developing diabetes,

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