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For the first time in 30 years, an ADA member will serve as President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation. Dr. Kathy Kell, Iowa, won the chief election on September 24th at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.
On behalf of the Association's more than 158,000 members—the vast majority of which employ fewer than 50 employees — ADA President Maxine Feinberg praised the legislators for their efforts.
“We’ve listened carefully to our members, particularly those in the early stages of their dental careers, and many have indicated that paying off student loan debt is one of their greatest concerns,” said Dr. Maxine Feinberg, ADA president.
The Indiana Dental Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of two new business solution-oriented service providers for credit card processing and payroll processing. These newly endorsed providers, Chase Commerce Solutions, and SurePayroll, are also endorsed by the American Dental Association Business Resources.
The IDA Council on the New Dentist appointed Dr. Sarah Herd (IDDS) to serve as our first New Dentist at-large Trustee.
The American Medical Association (AMA) formed a Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse that recently announced the first of several national recommendations to address this growing epidemic.
The Indiana University Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval today for a 45,000-square-foot, $21.6 million expansion to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
IN PLA recently sent notices of continuing education audits to Indiana licensed dentists and hygienists. These notices are randomly sent to 10% of licensed dental professionals each licensure period; receipt of an audit notice does not mean that you are suspected of being noncompliant.
Survey shows dentists in small group practices report greater job satisfaction. The study, first of its kind in the US, measured satisfaction with income, benefits, hours worked, clinical autonomy, work-life balance, emotional exhaustion and overall satisfaction.
The new recommendation
advises medical providers to apply fluoride varnish to primary teeth starting with the eruption of the first tooth through age 5 years.