February 26, 2009
Dentists are health care professionals, and they want to help their patients receive the treatment they need and want. For a variety of reasons, many patients may not have the readily available funds to pay for their care at the time of treatment. Some patients may not have dental insurance, or the insurance coverage they have may not cover the entire cost of treatment. Some patients may wish to budget their treatment costs over time instead of paying all at once. In these types of instances, CareCredit can be a useful financing option that dental offices may offer to patients in order to structure various interest and no interest payment plans to finance necessary or elective dental care.
July 06, 2010
CHICAGO, July 2, 2010—In light of recent developments at the Missouri VA Medical Center in St. Louis, the American Dental Association (ADA) understands that there may be heightened interest in infection control procedures in dental settings.
June 28, 2010
CHICAGO, June 28, 2010—After enthusiastic feedback from its initial class of students in 2009, the American Dental Association's (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute's Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, have announced they will hold an ADA/Forsyth EBD Training course for 2010.
June 28, 2010
CHICAGO, June 25, 2010—The American Dental Association (ADA) offers The ADA Practical Guide to Frequently Asked Legal Questions to help dentists understand some of the most common legal issues regarding dental practice. This ADA publication features plain-language information about more than 180 common questions on everyday topics ranging from HITECH provisions to office policies.
June 14, 2010
As a science-based organization, the American Dental Association (ADA) supports scientific inquiry that contributes to the growing body of knowledge about oral health and dental treatment. However, we regret the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to convene what appears to be a costly and redundant “advisory panel” to reexamine, yet again, the safety of dental amalgam.
May 24, 2007
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2007—Dr. Mark Feldman, president-elect of the American Dental Association, stood with Reps. Albert Wynn (D-Md.), Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Capitol Hill this afternoon to announce the Association's strong support for Mr. Wynn's "Essential Oral Health Care Act of 2007."
March 02, 2007
CHICAGO, March 2, 2007—We are deeply saddened at the apparently avoidable death of 12-year-old Deamonte Driver, Prince George's County, Md., from a severe brain infection that may have resulted from his deplorable degree of untreated dental disease.
May 27, 2010
CHICAGO, May 27, 2010 – If you participate in organized sports or recreational activities, there’s always the risk of injury to the mouth, says the American Dental Association (ADA).
May 27, 2010
CHICAGO, May 26, 2010— People undergoing bisphosphonate therapy to prevent or treat osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones) may be unfamiliar with the drug and possible adverse side effects on oral health, according to a study in the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).
May 20, 2010
CHICAGO, May 20, 2010—Infants and children from 10 U.S. communities will benefit from grants awarded this year by the ADA Foundation's (ADAF) Samuel Harris Fund to help prevent Early Childhood Caries (ECC) or tooth decay.
May 12, 2010
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2010 – American Dental Association President Dr. Ronald L. Tankersley today urged members of the House Appropriations Committee to continue to provide adequate funding for Department of Health and Human Services oral health programs.
May 04, 2010
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2010 --The American Dental Association and 22 other health care provider groups recently asked Senate backers of financial services reform legislation to exclude their professions from oversight by the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which is part of the financial regulatory reform legislation currently under consideration in the Senate.
April 23, 2010
CHICAGO, April 23, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation held its third annual Give Kids A Smile Awards Gala in Washington, DC, April 13, honoring two members of Congress and awarding several grants to programs that benefit underserved children.
April 09, 2010
CHICAGO, April 7, 2010— After a year and a half of extensive research, planning and design, the American Dental Association today announced the unveiling of its new, enhanced Web site, ADA.org, encompassing the latest elements of Web-development technology.
April 07, 2010
CHICAGO, April 7, 2010—Dentists and dental professionals can now register for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 151st Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition, to be held in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from Oct. 9-12.
April 02, 2010
CHICAGO, April 2, 2010—The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering The ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Privacy and Security Kit to help dentists comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security and with the enhanced requirements that were part of HITECH Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
March 31, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2010—American Dental Association President-Elect Dr. Raymond Gist testified today before an Institute of Medicine Committee, examining the various aspects of a proposed federal "oral health initiative" as a way to advance the government's overall strategy for improving the nation's dental care.
March 24, 2010
CHICAGO, March 24, 2010—The American Dental Association's (ADA) Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program will welcome its second group of students, while the initial student group moves on to six-month clinical internships, the second phase of their training.
September 02, 2009
HONOLULU, October 2, 2009 — The American Dental Association (ADA) will honor Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., with the 2009 Distinguished Service Award at its 150h Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in Honolulu. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the ADA bestows upon an individual.
September 30, 2009
CHICAGO, September, 30, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to honor state and local dental societies across the nation with the 2009 Golden Apple Awards. The Golden Apple Awards program, now in its 21st year, recognizes outstanding achievement in dental society activities and excellence in leadership.
October 01, 2009
HONOLULU, Oct. 1, 2009 –The American Dental Association’s (ADA) interactive Education in the Round (EIR) live-patient courses at this year’s Annual Session will reach beyond the convention center to thousands of North American dental students via live webcast.