|Friends for The Fund for a Healthy Maine Needed!
The Fund for a Healthy Maine took a big hit this year as legislators struggled to close the budget hole. The final amount of the that will be taken from the Fund is still in play, but it is large. The Friends For the Fund is updating its list of supporters and encouraging individuals and organizations to sign on as supporters of the Fund to demonstrate that there is a constituency for prevention. Click here
sign up and take the Fund for a Healthy Maine Pledge.
|Governor's Task Force on Oral Health |
To keep up with the proceedings of the Governor's Task Force on Oral Health, and get copies of the materials distributed at those meetings, go to the website of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.
The next Task Force meeting is April 24th.
|Community Dental Opens Rumford Center Ribbon Cutting Marks the Event
Community Dental Rumford opened on Februray 28 with six dental chairs, two dentists and hygiensits. The clinic will incude a full range of services available. The dental health center will accept all patients and all forms of payment, and they expect to serve 9000 residents in the first year.
|Sadie & Harry Davis Foundation Announces New Grant Cycle|
The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation is offering small grants that advance the health of Maine children. The Foundation's primary focus has been on improving oral health for children ages 0 to 3, through the From the First Tooth project. The new grants are not limited to oral health. To see the grant guidelines go to What's New, on the MDAC web site, and check out New Resources.
Gestational diabetes and periodontal disease linked.
Adding to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the connection between oral health and overall health, NYU dental researchers have found evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes. Read on ...
|Next MDAC Meeting June 13|
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