Dental Hygienists' Association
New Jersey Society of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
Click here to see Diabetes Awareness resources on the NJSPID website
NJDHA has a variety of projects to improve the oral health of pediatric patients. Be sure to visit the Pediatrics webpage to see more...
Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit
Help your patients with diabetes get the care they need. Too many people with diabetes are not getting annual foot, eye, and oral exams, or managing their medications. You have the power to change that. The enhanced Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit empowers pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and other providers to deliver more integrated care for patients with, or at risk for, diabetes. When you work in tandem with other health care providers, you become more effective at recognizing the early danger signs of diabetes, decreasing the risk of complications, and managing medication therapy.
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A Journalist's View of US Dental Crisis
Ten years ago, 12-year-old Deamonte Driver died from a brain infection after his mother couldn't find a dentist to treat his tooth abscess. Covering patients' struggle to get dental care drove, Mary Otto, author of the newly released Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America-has spent years reporting on dental care in America. READ MORE
The book can be purchased through any online bookseller (such as Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, etc)
Everyone With Diabetes Counts (EDC) 2018
- A free Opportunity for Your Patients
Free diabetes education workshops are available to your patients through EDC’s program, which is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The program offers free self-management workshops that are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their family members and caregivers. Dental offices are invited to participate by sharing this opportunity with their patients.
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