Washington—ADA's Give Kids A Smile Day "has grown to become the world's largest oral health charitable program," Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., told the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech commending GKAS volunteers.
Orem, Utah—"Just about there, bud. Holy cow, you're doing so good."
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a decision by the federal court of appeals affirming the Federal Trade Commission's claim that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners' actions against certain teeth whitening services providers violated federal antitrust laws.
The Dental Group Practice Association, a nonprofit industry association representing more than 30 dental support organizations (DSOs), March 3 named Dr. Quinn Dufurrena its new executive director.
Washington—HIPAA-covered dental practices and other health care entities must report breaches of protected health information to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights under the federal breach notification rule. Reporting deadlines vary for breaches involving fewer or more than 500 individuals.
Show and tell can be a lot more productive than it was back in grammar school for practicing dentists who use The Chairside Instructor: A Visual Guide to Case Presentations.
Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the dental office could save the health care system up to $102.6 million each year, according to a study published by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.
It's time to start planning for ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting in San Antonio by ordering a print copy of the Preliminary Program.
The application deadline is April 25 for the ADA Foundation's Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grant program.
Delta Dental unveiled a new risk-based dental insurance plan Jan. 1 for its employees in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that reduces the number of cleanings each year for healthy adults.
When it comes to applying a skeptic's eye to science and evidence, the upcoming EBD Conference has just the right clinician to address the topic—Steven Novella, M.D.
Salt Lake City—Registration is open for an FBI-sponsored National Crime Information Center Dental Coding Workshop here June 7-8.
Redlands, Calif.—Dr. Stephanie Calvillo, a new dentist who practices at a community dental clinic that serves low-income patients, knows what it can be like on the other side of the dental chair.
Atlanta—The Georgia Dental Association named Frank J. Capaldo, a former president and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State, Inc., as its new executive director, effective March 3.
Kansas City, Mo.—Midwestern hospitality, barbecue ribs, live music and some dental education and leadership development: Registration for the ADA 28th New Dentist Conference, set for July 17-19, is officially open.
It’s not too late to nominate an ADA member dentist or dental student for the 2014 ADA Certificate for International Volunteer Service. Nominations are due April 1.
Washington—Danaher's Global Dental Business Feb. 14 announced the formation of the KaVo Kerr Group, and followed it up a week later with 20 new products showcased at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
The national, state and local associations that form the ADA must be better coordinated if they are to succeed in their shared mission to serve the member dentist, first and foremost.
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic—Academy of Dentistry International will host a Volunteer Camp April 12-20 in the Dominican Republic.
March 19 is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' annual observance of Kick Butts Day, and a good time to remind patients and community leaders about the importance of tobacco prevention for young people.
It's not too late to nominate an ADA member dentist or dental student for the ADA Certificate for International Volunteer Service.
Washington—American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry appeals for standardized Medicaid audit procedures reflected one aspect of a deep and rich conversation Feb. 24-25 on the urgent need for collaboration among state Medicaid dental programs, organized dentistry (representing the practitioner) and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
While NASCAR's Greg Biffle was in Florida preparing for the 2014 season-opening Daytona 500, dental and dental industry leaders gathered Feb. 20 at the Chicago Dental Society's 149th Midwinter Meeting at McCormick Place West to laud the Give Kids A Smile ambassador's work in raising awareness of oral health issues.
Washington—A publication produced by Families USA and the Children's Dental Health Project offers guidance to parents on Buying Children's Dental Coverage through the Marketplace (https://www.cdhp.org/blog/257-cdhp-and-families-usa-create-helpful-guide-for-parents), the Affordable Care Act health insurance shopping mart.
The ADA Foundation and Young Dental this month announced two new $2,500 scholarships to be awarded to dental hygiene students as part of the ADAF’s Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program.
Charlotte, N.C.—A symposium to explore community water fluoridation and other fluoride models is set here for March 21 at the jointly held 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research and the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
The ADA and the American Association for Dental Research today announced the creation of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award.
The ADA series of brochures on periodontal disease may be just the reinforcement needed to get patients on board with treatment plans.
Dr. Bob Meyer, a dentist in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a role model for dentists who volunteer internationally.
With 2014, the American Academy of Periodontology is commemorating a century of science, education, leadership and advocacy with a year full of festivities in celebration of its 100th year anniversary.
There was a wealth of opportunities available for dental professionals to continue their professional education in 2012 as ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program-approved providers offered more than 22,000 continuing education courses, according to the ADA CERP 2013 annual report released this month.
Emphasizing the need to collaborate when addressing challenges facing dentistry, ADA President-elect Maxine Feinberg welcomed 74 dental association leaders and executives to ADA Headquarters Jan. 26-28 for the 2014 President-Elect's Conference.
The ADA has joined the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders, a group focused on promoting peace and well-being through oral health.
Dental assistants are a key part of the dental practice year-round, but they get a special week dedicated to them each year for all the great work they do.
The Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions 2.0 Conference: Implementing Science in Practice, the annual ADA event scheduled for May 9-10, has a new approach in 2014—a little something for everyone.
Handy help in the form of the new ADA Oral Pathologist app is available for aiding in the diagnosis of lesions, papules, nodules, ulcers, vesicles and many other possible oral pathology conditions.
Annapolis, Md.—An online survey announced Jan. 28 by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention invites anonymous and voluntary responses from private practice dentists about the use of exposure control plans for reducing the risk of exposure to potentially infectious materials.
Kansas City, Mo.—2013 was a championship season for TeamSmile, the Kansas City-based nonprofit dental organization that creates connections between children's service groups, dental professionals and professional sports organizations to provide care and education to underserved children nationwide.
Atlanta—Bringing two great access to care programs together for one special day, the Georgia Dental Association joined together with TeamSmile and the ADA's Give Kids A Smile program to host a special TeamSmile/Give Kids A Smile program Dec. 6, 2013, at Fair Street Elementary School.
The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for the Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health Grant Program. Applications are due April 11.
St. Louis—Participants of the seventh U.S. National Oral Health Alliance's leadership colloquium will gather April 7-8 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel.
The ADA Foundation Feb. 6 announced the recipients of its 2013 Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship Program and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship Program.
Chapel Hill, N.C.—In its first Give Kids a Smile event on campus, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 7 provided free dental care to nearly 100 children ages 3-5 years old.
Washington—Let's hear it for Give Kids A Smile corporate sponsors, ADA President Dr. Charles Norman said at a DC Dental Society Foundation reception Feb. 6 honoring GKAS volunteers and community partners.