Week-long celebration from April 22-28, 2012, will inform the public about proper oral health including oral cancer detection.
Apr 23rd, 2012
CHICAGO, Illinois--The American College of Prosthodontists has announced National Prosthodontics Awareness Week is slated April 22-28, 2012. The week-long celebration will inform the public about proper oral health including oral cancer detection, will provide consumers with details on how to best care for missing teeth, and will educate the public about the benefits of seeing a prosthodontist.Related information, click here.The ACP urges consumers to learn when and why they may need to seek the care of a prosthodontist, a dentist with three additional years of training beyond dental school. One of the primary goals of the campaign is to raise public awareness about the importance of a healthy mouth."As a prosthodontist, I know that tooth loss happens from dental decay, gum disease or oral cancer, or simply occurs from wear in the mouth," said Avinash S. Bidra, BDS, MS, FACP, 2012 NPAW co-chair. "As a prosthodontist, I help make people whole again by bringing back your smile."Prosthodontists nationwide will be hosts to free events, including oral health screenings, lectures, community service outreach, among other activities geared toward the public and patients."As a prosthodontist, I often work with a team of dental professionals to create a comprehensive treatment plan for patients," said Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS, 2012 NPAW co-chair. "Patients who are particularly concerned about the quality of their dental care should consider seeing a prosthodontist."With some 178 million people in the U.S. missing at least one tooth, increased awareness about proper oral health is critical. From proper denture care techniques to the importance of an annual oral cancer screening, NPAW will focus on facts and tips for consumers' best oral health care.Prosthodontists are proficient in comprehensive oral health diagnosis, treatment planning, and restoration. Someone may be missing one or more teeth or may be interested in dental implants while someone else may wear dentures or may want to improve the appearance of his or her smile. A prosthodontist has the skills and training to help restore optimal appearance and function to a smile.For more information about NPAW, visit www.prosthodontics.org/NPAW.For more information, visit www.gotoapro.org.To comment on this subject , go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.