Academy of General Denistry

Academy of General Denistry

July 07, 2005 08:00 ET

Dental Awareness Day

Free Service Helps Answer Difficult or Embarrassing Dental Questions Attention: Health/Medical Editor CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - More than 100 dental experts will be available on Friday, July 15 to
provide free dental advice and answer questions about oral health
through the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) SmileLine, a
non-profit, toll-free national dental health hotline. The 14th annual
SmileLine will take place on Dental Awareness Day in conjunction
with AGD's 53rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Washington,D.C. on
July 13 to 17, 2005.

Consumers can call the SmileLine, toll-free at 1.800.SMILE.33
(1.800.764.5333) on Friday, July 15, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
ET to speak one-on-one with a dental expert regarding difficult
or embarrassing oral health concerns.

"AGD is committed to serve as a life-long resource for oral
health information and the annual SmileLine is just one example
of our many educational programs," said John Kokai, DDS, FAGD,
2005 SmileLine Coordinator. "Each year a network of our members
volunteer their medical expertise to field questions about dental
health at all stages of life and AGD's SmileLine has fielded
questions from more than 15,500 consumers to date."

Co-sponsored by Oral-B and Invisalign, the SmileLine,
dentistry's first national hotline, continues to raise consumer
awareness about oral health, new dental technology and the
options available to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

Missed the SmileLine on July 15? Visit SmileLine Online.

The AGD's SmileLine Online section at
enables consumers to post dental health questions online and have
them answered by an AGD member dentist. Click on the "Ask a
Dental Question" link on the AGD web page. Also, consumers can
get names, addresses and phone numbers of up to three general
dentists, by calling 1.877.2X.A.YEAR (1.877.292.9327) or by
visiting the AGD Web site.

The AGD is a non-profit organization of more than 35,000
general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the
profession through continuing education. A general dentist is the
primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible
for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination
of services related to patient's oral health needs.

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Contact Information

  • Jennifer Starkey, Academy of General Denistry
    Primary Phone: 312-440-4341