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Wrigley employees celebrate World Oral Health Day

30 September 2012

WOHD Celebration

Wrigley associates around the globe celebrated World Oral Health Day by remembering to “Eat Drink Chew.™” Employees participated in a variety of activities on the day to experience the science behind chewing sugarfree gum and support oral health. Participants ate a chocolate cookie and looked to see the amount of crumbs left in their mouths before and after chewing sugarfree gum.

Wrigley participates in FDI World Dental Federation’s 2012 Congress

23 July 2012

Come visit us at Wrigley’s “Eat Drink Chew™” Lounge! From August 29 to September 1, 2012, FDI Annual World Dental Congress attendees are invited to relax and learn between sessions in our lounge space, located in section 3D2 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre exhibition hall. The lounge offers a chance to understand the science supporting chewing gum in a welcoming environment complete with free snacks, drinks and chewing gum.

Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program announces 2012 IADR Wrigley Salivary Research Award winners

21 June 2012

The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program, in partnership with the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Salivary Research Group (SRG), is happy to announce the two winners of the 2012 IADR Wrigley Salivary Research Award. Debora Heller was awarded the Clinical Salivary Research Award for dental scientists ($1,500 USD) and Adrienne Gauna was awarded the Basic Salivary Research Award for a dental or non-dental student ($2,000 USD). These awards were intended to assist with travel costs to attend the IADR 90th General Session & Exhibition in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, June 20-23. Applicants had to submit a 300-word abstract within the Salivary Research area of study. Winners had the opportunity to present their scientific poster or give an oral presentation in a scheduled session at the conference.

“Research is a core component of Wrigley’s commitment to oral healthcare, and this award is part of our ongoing effort to encourage excellence in salivary-related research among dental professionals and students,” said WOHP spokesperson Maureen Jones. “We are proud to provide these winners with this award and hope it inspires other dental professionals and students to apply next year.”

Abstract submissions for the 2013 IADR Wrigley Salivary Research Award are open from July-October 5, 2012.

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WOHP has supported independent clinical research into the benefits of chewing gum for more than 25 years.

Economic benefits of chewing

Economic benefits of chewing

Global health economic data suggests that increasing sugar-free gum consumption could reduce global dental expenditures from treating tooth decay by US$4.1 billion a year. Download Infographic (PDF) and Economic Benefits Study (PDF)

The Science

The Science

Independent research supported by Wrigley funding has continued to have an impact on the oral care arena for nearly 90 years.