Links of Interest
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA’s role is to promote the safety and health of America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website, Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.
The Administration Simplification provisions also address the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in the US health care system.
AAP (American Academy of Periodontology Foundation)
The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice.
The American Academy of Periodontology’s patient self-assessment tool will help you see if you are at risk for having or developing periodontal (gum) disease. Millions of people don’t know they have this serious infection that can lead to tooth loss if not treated.
Miles for Smiles Toledo is a 5K run/walk to raise funds for access to care, the first year recipient will be the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio. Since 1910, this nonprofit organization that has been providing primary oral health services to area children, adults and seniors with limited access to oral health care.
Straumann is a global leader in implant and restorative dentistry and oral tissue regeneration.
Having pioneered many of the most influential technologies and techniques in our field, we have a tradition of doing more to advance dental regeneration, restoration, and replacement, as well as patient care.
“Simply doing more” is the guiding principle we use to position our products and services and to highlight our day-to-day operations in the interest of dental professionals and patients. By “simply doing more”, we deliver superior solutions that enable dental professionals to provide the best possible care to patients.