St. Louis—For the third year, selected Give Kids A Smile "ambassadors" from across the U.S. gathered in the city where it all began to develop their own customized roadmap to enhancing and/or expanding their GKAS programs.
Atlanta—A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webcast Dec. 17 will focus on community water fluoridation.
You may have questions about the Affordable Care Act and what it means for dentists.
Washington—The business of dentistry has changed since the profession's five-year policy standoff with the Internal Revenue Service over dentists' use of the cash-based accounting method for tax purposes.
Phoenix—The Give Kids A Smile/NASCAR education and treatment event Nov. 7 at the new Arizona Community Dental Clinic—Dental Urgent Care Clinic gave Arizona dentists a chance to showcase their full throttle dedication to providing dental care to the growing number of Phoenix citizens in need.
The ADA and the ADA Foundation have plans in place to support disaster relief in the Philippines for dentists and members of the dental community adversely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck Nov. 8.
Ivoclar Vivadent AG has announced plans to donate $200,000 for disaster relief in the Philippines after massive destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan.
Washington—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is conducting Sunshine Act webinars Nov. 19-20 to introduce features of the searchable public website "Open Payments" currently in development.
New Orleans—Call it the "rule of three" or the "power of three," it is a combination familiar from childhood that ultimately permeates our lives.
Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, delivered the inaugural lecture named for infection control pioneer James J. Crawford, Ph.D., and received a special award, also named for Dr. Crawford.
The ADA patient education brochure Antibiotics and Dental Treatment (W307) can help to clarify who should take antibiotics before dental treatment and who should not.
Columbia, Mo.—Following nearly a year of discussions that originated with a request from a private citizen to stop fluoridating the city's water supply, the Columbia City Council voted unanimously Nov. 4 to continue fluoridating.
New Orleans—Helping all members succeed.
New Orleans—In balloting Nov. 4 at the House of Delegates, Dr. Maxine Feinberg of Westfield, N.J., was elected president-elect of the American Dental Association, and Dr. Jonathan D. Shenkin of Freeport, Maine, was elected second vice president.
Applying prescription topical fluoride may benefit patients with a higher risk for developing caries, according to new clinical recommendations.
Washington— The Association commended public health provisions in a global mercury treaty that “upholds the use of dental amalgam, a durable, safe, effective cavity-filling material.” The United States signed and offered acceptance documents Nov. 6, joining other nations in moving the legally binding treaty forward.
Silver Spring, Md. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will recommend a more restrictive classification of certain pain medications prescribed by physicians and dentists to "increase the controls on these products." The decision could lead to a reclassification by the Drug Enforcement Administration of hydrocodone-containing combination drug products such as Vicodin.
New Orleans—From student debt to managing a practice, at this year's Annual Session, a panel of new dentists offered some insight to the challenges new dentists face after graduation.
ADA Business Resources announced Nov. 5 that ADA members can take advantage of the most competitive rates available on UPS, now its endorsed shipping company.
Dr. Charles H. Norman of Greensboro, N.C., took office today as the 150th president of the American Dental Association.
New Orleans—The ADA House of Delegates Nov. 5 approved a 2014 operating budget of $123,956,500 in expenses and $122,244,000 in anticipated revenues, but did not seek a dues increase. Expected additional nondues revenues in 2014 are predicted to create a positive net by year end 2014.
Limited space is still available for the American College of Prosthodontists' continuing education course Nov. 15-16 in Chicago.
In balloting at the House of Delegates today, Dr. Maxine Feinberg of Westfield, N.J., was elected president-elect of the American Dental Association. Dr. Jonathan D. Shenkin of Freeport, Maine, was elected ADA second vice president.
New Orleans—They go above and beyond and challenge boundaries—all in service to dentistry. For this demonstration of loyalty, the ADA annually opens its ranks and extends an offer of honorary membership in the Association to exceptional individuals.
New Orleans—The place where Fat Tuesday comes to life, Mardi Gras World is magical in and of itself.
Research evaluating the state of the dental profession shows a lot is changing and will change in the coming years, but the ADA already has measures and programs in place to help dentists adapt and thrive in a new environment.
As the traditional year-end giving season sets in, the leaders of the ADA Foundation would like ADA members and others to consider the Foundation's many acts of kindness and CARE.
Dentists nationwide can help their young patients "join the super smile team" by participating in the ADA's 2014 National Children's Dental Health Month during February. The youth English version of the Super Smile Team NCDHM is polybagged in this issue of ADA News.
This holiday season, remember colleagues, patients, family and friends with a gift or greeting card from Global Dental Relief and your donation will provide dental care to children in India, Nepal, Guatemala, Vietnam, Kenya and Cambodia.
ADA members can access full-text articles online, giving them instant access to 284 journals through the new ADA Library & Archives website, which launched in August.
A grant to the ADA Foundation from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will support investigation of dental restorative systems through 2018 at the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center.
A new resource is available to help law enforcement and emergency planners understand the HIPAA Privacy Rule in information sharing situations.
Brooksville, Fla.—Following an 8-month-long drama that played out at city council meetings, the Brooksville City Council voted 4-1 Oct. 7 to restore fluoridation to its water supply. Fluoridation will restart in December.
The ADA Health Policy Resources periodically publishes research briefs on topics of interest and importance to dentists.
Los Angeles—Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that diamonds at a much smaller scale than those found in jewelry could be used to stimulate bone growth, treat oral-related diseases and improve dental implants.
Alexandria, Va.—Swedish researchers who studied the possible adverse health effects on bone tissue from long-term exposure to fluoridated drinking water found no association between chronic fluoride exposure and hip fracture.
The use of topical fluoride to prevent caries is examined in the November issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
The choice was to write an essay or make a video. Five University of Texas dental students opted for the video, a wise move that yielded double rewards. Not only did they win the 2013 Dental Students Ethics Video Contest grand prize, but they also earned school credit.
Two recent studies have examined how statins—a class of prescription drugs taken by millions of patients worldwide to lower or control cholesterol levels—might affect patients' dental health.
The ADA CDT 2014 Kit is a best-seller for good reasons.
Watch the puzzled looks disappear from your patients' faces when you explain their dental condition and your treatment plan using The Chairside Instructor: A Visual Guide to Case Presentations.
Kansas City, Mo.—The ADA 28th New Dentist Conference is dedicating a full day of leadership development during the July 17-19 weekend-long session.
Lexington, Ky.—Dr. Alvin L. Morris, a former recipient of the ADA Distinguished Service Award, died Oct. 10. He was 86 years old.