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DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition Implant pioneers gather in N.Y. Implantologists look back on their history during Greater New York Dental Meeting. NSK boosts U.S./Canada profile NSK Dental makes major investments in North American market. AACD event registration open Washington, D.C., is the site of annual scientific session, May 2–5, 2012. The majority of Hispanics in the U.S. believe more information about good oral health habits, access to affordable oral health care, and more Hispanic and Spanish-speaking den- tists and dental hygienists in their communities would help them “a lot” in achieving better oral health. The findings — from a national sur- vey led by the Hispanic Dental Associ- ation (HDA) and sponsored by Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands Crest® and Oral-B® — were presented Nov. 3 at the opening ceremony of the HDA Annual Meeting in San Diego. The survey examined U.S. Hispan- ics’ perceptions and attitudes about oral health care, barriers toward achieving good oral health and the role of influencers in passing along oral health habits. The survey, “Hispanics Open Up About Oral Health Care,” is part of an initiative by the HDA, Crest and Oral-B to raise the profile of the Survey: Hispanics face oral health care barriers g DT page 2A An attendee of the Live Dentistry Arena takes detailed notes during the morning session, Wednesday, Nov. 30, the final day of the 2011 Greater New York Dental Meeting. (Photo/Robert Selleck, Managing Editor) g See page 8A An as-yet unstoppable increase in the number of people with diabetes or prediabetes in the United States and across the globe makes it not so much a question of if but when more dental professionals will need to become highly skilled in treating such patients. There are 26 million people with diabetes in the U.S., and 95 percent of them have a form of periodontal disease, compared with 50 percent of the general population. Of those 26 million, more than 7 mil- lion are unaware of their diabetes. Just as significant, 79 million peo- ple are estimated to have prediabe- tes, with as many as half unaware of it. A growing body of research sug- gests that the association between oral health and diabetes is bidirec- tional, placing dental professionals in the position of not just being able to help patients with diabetes control the illness, but perhaps being able to help those with prediabetes avoid full onset. Recognizing this link between oral health and diabetes, Colgate Total® is donating $100,000 and joining forces with the American Diabetes Associa- tion’s campaign to “Stop Diabetes” by encouraging people to learn more about oral health care and “Raise Their Hand to Stop Diabetes.” Central to the campaign’s focus are educating people on the impor- tance of dental visits — as well as helping dental professionals, who are seeing growing numbers of patients with diabetes. Colgate’s involvement also stems from its interest in pro- moting the use of antibacterial tooth- pastes such as Colgate Total to sup- port gum health. Also helping with the effort is Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD, a periodontist and professor of oral biology and pathology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. A globally known expert on the link between oral health and diabetes, Ryan recently spoke with Dental Tri- bune. What size of a patient base are we talking about in terms of the need IMPLANT TRIBUNE The World’s Implant Newspaper · U.S. Edition DentalTribuneAmerica 116West23rdStreet,Ste.#500 NewYork,NY10011 December 2011 Vol. 6, No. 18 g DT page 4A u page 10A Dental professionals on front line in fight against diabetes u page 12A GNYDM ReVIeW By Robert Selleck, Managing Editor An interview with Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan is the associate dean for strategic planning and external affairs and a professor of oral biology and pathology at the School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. (Photo/Provided by Colgate Total) GNYDM: New York City does it right, again AD PRSRTSTD U.S.Postage PAID SanAntonio,TX Permit#1396 u page 1B