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Florida Dental Hygiene Association
PO Box 13675
Tallahassee, Fl. 32317
(860) 896- 0603 phone
(860) 896-0604 fax 
CentralOffice@fdha.org

Executive Director
Tami Miller, RDH, BS

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Consumer Information

Importance of Oral Cancer Detection

This year in the United States 30,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Of those 30,000 people, only fifty percent will be alive in 2008. Early detection is the key to effectively treating and curing oral cancer. An oral cancer screening should be part of your regular continuing care appointment with your dental hygienist


What You Need to Know about Oral Cancer
Brochure on Oral Cancer from the National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/oral

Oral Health is Part of Total Health

Many Americans tend to separate their oral health from their overall health. In fact, you can't be truly healthy without good oral health. Some 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease, and scientific studies have found connections between oral health and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory ailments and pre-term births

Learn more about the oral-overall health connection

The Campaign for Dental Health , a movement to protect children and all Americans from the unnecessary pain and costs associated with tooth decay, is a volunteer network of local, state and national organizations that provides reliable, scientific information about oral health and community water fluoridation. The Campaign Web site, ILikeMyTeeth.org , has just been updated with a new look and improved resources.

Is your child enrolled in Florida Medicaid? He or she can receive a dental exam and cleaning, as well as other services-for free! Find out more about oral health and schedule your appointment today by following this link: ahca.myflorida.com/MedicaidDental #FLMedicaidDental

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