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Jun 23, 2015, 13:45 ET

Tukwila Dentist Lance Timmerman DMD Receives AGD Fellowship Award

 The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Lance B Timmerman, DMD, FAGD, of Tukwila, WA, received the association's...

Jun 15, 2015, 10:55 ET

AGD Foundation to Host Free Oral Cancer Screenings in San Francisco

 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) volunteer dentists will provide free oral cancer screenings for the general public during AGD 2015, the...

Mar 31, 2015, 09:01 ET

Mouthing Off Against Oral Cancer

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed this year, and oral cancer is expected to...

Mar 03, 2015, 07:55 ET

Dentists Set Straight Common Tooth Myths

When it comes to maintaining optimal oral health, there is plenty of advice out there, some of which, unfortunately, isn't correct. The Academy of...

Jun 23, 2014, 10:21 ET

AGD Foundation to Host Free Oral Cancer Screenings in Detroit

 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) volunteer dentists will provide free oral cancer screenings for the public during the AGD 2014 Annual...

May 22, 2014, 08:30 ET

General Dentists Head to Detroit

General dentists and dental team members will gather in Detroit for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, from...

Feb 10, 2014, 08:05 ET

3 Tips for a Fresher Kiss This Valentine's Day

 Love is in the air—but for millions of Americans, so is embarrassing bad breath. Before smooching your valentine, follow the Academy of...

Feb 03, 2014, 08:05 ET

Keeping Tiny Teeth in Top Condition

February Is National Children's Dental Health Month In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, the Academy of General Dentistry...

Oct 09, 2013, 08:05 ET

Halloween Can Be Scary, Especially for Kids' Teeth

How to Avoid Spooky Smiles Your kids may be ready to indulge in sweet treats this Halloween, but don't let the holiday turn into an oral...

Jun 05, 2013, 10:11 ET

New Research Shows Cheese May Prevent Cavities

 Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it's especially important to bone health. But there has been little...

May 28, 2013, 10:11 ET

Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth

 Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your...

Feb 19, 2013, 09:25 ET

Using Mouthrinse Reduces Plaque and Gingivitis More Than Toothbrushing Alone

New research published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General...

Feb 06, 2013, 09:35 ET

Being Overweight Linked to Higher Risk of Gum Disease

Impacting approximately one-third of the U.S. population, obesity is a significant health concern for Americans. It's a risk factor for developing...

Jan 30, 2013, 09:40 ET

Tips for Tots' Teeth

February Is National Children's Dental Health Month CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 16 million children in the...

Oct 15, 2012, 10:15 ET

Best and Worst Halloween Candy Options for Children's Teeth

Halloween is just around the corner, and although candy consumption is almost unavoidable this time of year, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)...

Oct 02, 2012, 10:44 ET

5 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Steven A. Ghareeb, DDS, FAGD, offers advice on how to keep your smile healthy and pretty by avoiding...

Jul 18, 2012, 10:49 ET

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and AGD Foundation Provide Nearly $150,000 in Free Dental Services to Underserved Populations of Philadelphia

 More than 240 volunteer dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and University of Pennsylvania dental students and faculty provided free...

Jun 13, 2012, 12:00 ET

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and AGD Foundation to Provide Free Oral Care to Hundreds of Philadelphia's Underserved Residents

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the AGD Foundation will partner with the University of Pennsylvania...

May 01, 2012, 11:16 ET

Sports and Energy Drinks Responsible for Irreversible Damage to Teeth

Though energy drinks found twice as likely to destroy enamel than sports drinks A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of...

Apr 12, 2012, 11:07 ET

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Sets the Record Straight on Dental X-Rays

 On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the journal Cancer, the American Cancer Society published an article entitled "Dental X-Rays and Risk of...