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Chapel Hill, NC  27599-6210
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Not for publication Aug. 26, 1999 -- No.509


UNC-CH School of Dentistry to announce unique push to cut life-threatening conditions

News Conference
1 p.m., Tuesday (Aug. 31)
4th floor lobby, Tarrson Hall
UNC-CH School of Dentistry
Northeast corner of Manning and Columbia Streets

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry is launching an unprecedented national effort to understand links between oral health and such life-threatening conditions as heart disease, arthritis and problem pregnancies. Better knowledge of the links, which health scientists are just beginning to appreciate, eventually will improve health worldwide.

Details of the unique effort, which carries multimillion dollar federal support, will be announced Tuesday, Aug. 31, at a news conference at 1 p.m. in the fourth floor lobby of the dental school’s Tarrson Hall, located near the northeast corner of Manning and Columbia Streets on campus. Reporters are invited.

Television crews can unload equipment in the circle in front of Tarrson Hall. Parking is available in the Health Affairs Parking Deck across Manning Drive.


School of Dentistry contact: Alice Lockhart, (919) 966-4563. E-mail:

News Services contact: David Williamson, (919) 962-8596. E-mail: