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Henry Schein Holds Annual Summer Program Supporting Community Health Centers
Henry Schein recently launched its 2018 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities (HLHC) program during National Health Center Week in August. This initiative supports community health centers in their efforts to provide medical and oral health screenings at free health events in underserved communities across the U.S. HLHC is a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.

HLHC is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The program supports 14 free community health events hosted by community health centers throughout the summer and fall, providing each with a $5,000 donation of health care products from the company and a $5,000 cash grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. Since its inception 12 years ago, HLHC has supported more than 150 community health events.

According to NACHC, community health centers provide continuous primary and preventive care to millions of patients, reduce the risk of chronic disease and produce $24 billion in annual health systems savings by, among other things, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits. They also lower the cost of children’s primary care by approximately 35 percent.

HLHC is co-sponsored by state and local community health organizations and supported by Henry Schein’s supplier partners. Each HLHC-supported community health event is staffed by local physicians, nurses, dentists and community volunteers who screen for a range of health issues—including hypertension, asthma, diabetes, obesity and poor oral health—and associated risk factors that frequently affect children. Attendees at each event can also learn more about how to prevent and treat these problems and receive assistance in finding a local community health center where they can regularly access care.

Recent Grads Can Attend 2018 ASDA Conference for Less Than Half-Price
The American Society for Dental Aesthetics is offering recent graduates a significant registration discount for its 42nd annual conference in Nashville. Registration for recent graduates is $695, whereas nonmember registration is $1,595.

The conference, held from Oct. 24–27, will bring together top leaders in aesthetic dentistry. Speakers include Drs. Galip Gürel, Gary Alex, Sandesh Mayekar, David Sarver and Thomas Dudney.

The conference also features daily hands-on workshops presented by Drs. George Freedman, Howard S. Glazer and Sargon Lavarof, among others. ASDA conferences are designed to be interactive, so attendees can make contacts easily and learn the latest innovations in the practice and business of dentistry.

For more information and to register, visit asdatoday.com/conference or call 888-988-2732.

American Academy of Periodontology to Hold 104th Annual Meeting in Vancouver
The American Academy of Periodontology will hold its 104th Annual Meeting Oct. 27–30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The event is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology and the Japanese Society of Periodontology. All dental professionals—including students, early-career periodontists, hygienists and office staff—are encouraged to attend.

This year’s meeting, which provides up to 25.5 continuing education credits, features 45 courses and more than 30 new speakers. Ten redesigned program tracks include oral pathology, oral medicine and oral diagnosis, emerging concepts and innovative therapies, implant surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation, and periodontal plastic and soft-tissue surgery.

For more information, visit members.perio.org/am2018, call 800-282-4867 ext. 3213 or email meetings@perio.org.

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