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The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is not making any changes to the way dental services under the fee-for-service (FFS) or Hoosier Healthwise programs are delivered or reimbursed.
The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is collaborating with the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry to offer a one-week intensive course on evidence-based dentistry.
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration wants to clarify how dentists should dispose of drug waste.
CDC data presented at an Oct. 23-24 dental conference shows a downward trend in early childhood caries in the United States.
In 2014, an estimated 181 million Americans will not visit a dentist1
In 2010, more than 2.1 million people visited an emergency room due to unaddressed dental pain2
The ADA is addressing these concerns to access to dental care through the Action for Dental Health (ADH) Campaign. It is a community-based, three-pronged approach to:
IDA members Drs. Diane Buyer and Sue Germain met with Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R) at an October 24 community meeting at The Forum at The Crossing in Indianapolis.
Each year, the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs' Code Maintenance Committee approves additions, revisions and deletions to the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature. Change requests can come from anyone, but they typically are submitted by individual dentists, dental specialty organizations, the ADA and third-party payers.