Washington—The Association, citing "a disturbing dental divide in America," announced a nationwide campaign May 15 to reduce the numbers of adults and children with untreated dental disease.
Washington—The Pew Children's Dental Campaign 'revised and corrected' an issue brief challenged by the Association as using "erroneous calculations to buttress its arguments that New Zealand's use of dental therapists is responsible for better oral health among New Zealand children than those in the U.S."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to draw attention to hypertension's many challenges during May, which is High Blood Pressure Education Month.
Washington—Medicare electronic health record incentive payments to dentists and other eligible professionals will be reduced by 2 percent under sequestration's mandatory budget cuts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said. Medicaid EHR incentive payments are exempt from the mandatory reductions.
Washington—Tell your story, ADA President Robert Faiella urged the nation's dental leaders in opening the May 13-15 Washington Leadership Conference.
The ADA is accepting nominations until June 14 for the 2013 Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.
The ADA is urging dentists to encourage their patients to participate in bone marrow matching programs.
Today's photocopiers do more than just reproduce information from one page to another.
Two Community Dental Health Coordinators who entered the workforce at the end of 2011 are making a difference in their communities beyond the dental operatory.
Atlanta—Georgia has more than enough dentists to serve patients in the Peach State, but many residents aren't taking advantage of the large supply of dentists to access needed care, according to the state dental association and an independent survey.
New Orleans—Annual Session registrants might feel torn between waiting in line for the best possible seat to hear President Bill Clinton at the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series and earning continuing education credits on the morning of Oct. 31.
New Orleans—Annual Session-goers who volunteer for the Mission of Mercy free dental clinic event on Sunday, Nov. 3 can create a thousand Big Easy smiles in New Orleans.
New Orleans—If you graduated from dental school in 2004 or later, plan now to attend the New Dentist Reception held during Annual Session.
New Orleans—Dental team members who attend the ADA Annual Session this year will have the opportunity to learn how the CDT Code works, about submitting a change request and the process of maintaining the Code.
New Orleans—With more than 300 lectures and hands-on workshops, six Education in the Round live patient demos and seven hands-on cadaver courses, the ADA Annual Session offers educational opportunities that showcase the latest in dentistry.
The Dental Quality Alliance is soliciting proposals to test the feasibility, reliability and validity of two e-measures in dentistry.
Stony Brook, N.Y.—Dental student Jennifer Lonnen has fond memories of playing and dancing with village children in Madagascar last summer when she traveled there with faculty and cohorts from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.
Clearwater, Fla.—The ADA is launching a new classified advertising program in 2013.
Okemos, Mich.—Many Michigan dentists are filling in the access to care gap between what patients can afford and what Medicaid provides by donating thousands of dollars each in care, the Michigan Dental Association reported.
Washington—This was not your father's Washington Leadership Conference.
It's a question that many educators have pondered: why do some high-performing students in the classroom not fare as well in clinic?
Some dental patients may present with a range of medical complexities. The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions provides a comprehensive resource that addresses these challenges that may affect dental treatment.
When it comes to ensuring that expectant mothers are receiving needed oral health care, there's good news and bad news.
The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs staff has taken several complaints in the past few months from dentists who submitted claims to MetLife only to have them denied because the company said the dentists did not hold active licenses.
Washington—Dental leaders and members of Congress talked of "compromise" and "frustration" at the May 13-15 Washington Leadership Conference. Some 550 dentists and state dental leaders registered for the annual springtime event in the nation's capital.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a National Provider Call on the National Physician Payment Transparency Program.
Washington—ADA's Action for Dental Health campaign launch drew widespread media attention.
Branson, Mo.—Four members of the Alliance of the American Dental Association were honored April 19 during the AADA's annual conference in Branson, Mo., with the Beulah K. Spencer Service Award.
The Affordable Care Act falls short in lowering dental care costs, increasing access to care and improving health outcomes, according to research briefs published by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.
Wheaton, Ill.—Filling a void left when the DuPage Community Clinic closed its dental facility in 2011, leaving uninsured patients with few local options, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation has opened a new dental clinic to serve patients in need.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—A connection with a former dental student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry offered Dr. Lance Lambert a chance to treat children with complicated medical issues more than 7,000 miles from his Glen Ellyn, Ill. pediatric dental office.
Istanbul—There's still time to plan a trip to the 101st FDI World Dental Congress Aug. 28-31, 2013, at the Istanbul Congress Center. Early registration discounts are available through May 31.
Washington—The Pew Children's Dental Campaign acknowledged "errata" in a posted issue brief challenged by the Association as using "erroneous calculations to buttress its arguments that New Zealand's use of dental therapists is responsible for better oral health among New Zealand children than those in the U.S."
The ADA News has earned three 2013 EXCEL Awards—two gold awards and a silver—for excellence in news and feature writing from Association Media & Publishing, a publishing trade group headquartered in Reston, Va.
Tampa, Fla.—The Obesity Action Coalition and the American College of Physicians have a new free resource for health care professionals who treat excess weight and obesity.
Huntsville, Ala.—Marking 68 years of community water fluoridation, the ADA, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention honored 112 states and communities with 2012 Fluoridation Awards at the National Oral Health Conference April 23 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
Should parents suck on a pacifier before baby in order to boost the child's bacterial diversity and foster immunity?
Washington—ADA Humanitarian Award recipient and U.S. Rotary club member Dr. Jeremiah Lowney was honored at the White House April 5 as one of 12 Champions of Change.
Hyattsville, Md.—Eight percent of the adult U.S. population in 2011 had lost all of their natural teeth, according to the most recent National Health Interview Survey. One percent of adults had never visited a dentist or other dental health professional.
Keep worker safety top of mind in your practice with the ADA Complete OSHA Compliance Kit.
Denver—May 24 is the early bird registration sweepstakes deadline for the ADA 27th New Dentist Conference.
Dillon, Mont.—The 2013 Montana Fly Fishing Seminar July 11-13 here will feature Dr. Kirk J. Robertson speaking on pediatric dental materials.
The American Dental Assistants Association is holding a contest to choose a new slogan for Dental Assistants Recognition Week in 2014.