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Forensic dental data supplement paves way for interoperability between dental offices, municipalities

Washington -As do fingerprints and DNA, dental data will now have a communication protocol as the basis for interaction and interoperability among the various forensic dental repositories and systems deployed internationally.

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Des Moines Water Works will continue fluoridating

Des Moines, Iowa -After soliciting public comments on fluoridation for six weeks, the Des Moines Water Works Board accepted a recommendation from its technical staff Dec. 17 to continue fluoridating its water supply.

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2013 Annual Session gets rave reviews from attendees

New Orleans -For the first time since 2002, the ADA convened in The Big Easy for Annual Session Oct. 31-Nov.3, drawing nearly 23,500 attendees to the renovated Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, part of the rebirth of New Orleans after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Millions more benefit from fluoridated water

Atlanta -About six million more U.S. residents now are receiving the benefits of fluoridated water, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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