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Find an American Dental Association Member Dentist Online

CHICAGO, August 10, 2010—Whether you are searching for a dentist in your neighborhood, a specialist or you need dental care while traveling out of state,  the American Dental Association's (ADA) online Find-a-Dentist feature will provide you with a list  of member dentists based on a zip code search.

ADA Committee on the New Dentist Honors Dental Professionals At Annual Meeting

The American Dental Association (ADA) Committee on the New Dentist (CND) honored the achievements of three dentists and one state dental society during the ADA 24th New Dentist Conference in San Diego, June 24-26.

Statement by Ronald L. Tankersley, DDS, President, American Dental Association

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2010—The American Dental Association shares the concern expressed in a letter it just received from the NY Attorney General’s office about patient credit financing practices. We will review it and respond accordingly within the specified timeframe.

House Committee Moves Congress One Step Closer to Recognizing Dentists as Emergency Responders

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010—A bill that would incorporate dentistry into the federal disaster response framework unanimously passed the House Committee on Energy and Commerce this week. Introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the Dental Emergency Responder Act (H.R. 903), the American Dental Association has for several years lobbied Congress vigorously to pass the bill.

ADA, Health Volunteers Overseas Announce Rebuilding Efforts for Haitian Dental Offices

CHICAGO, July 21, 2010 – The American Dental Association (ADA) through its Division of Global Affairs and Health Volunteers Overseas  (HVO) announce a joint initiative to help rebuild or re-equip some 30 Port-au-Prince dental practices damaged or destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year.

ADA Statement on Infection Control Procedures in Dental Settings

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.

American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Again Offering Popular Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course

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.

ADA Offers New Resource to Address Legal Questions about Dental Practices

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. 

ADA Statement on the New FDA Panel Reviewing Amalgam Safety

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.

ADA President-Elect Announces Association's Support for Rep. Albert Wynn's "Essential Oral Health Care Act of 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."

American Dental Association Statement on the Death of Deamonte Driver

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.

American Dental Association Says Mouthguard Important Piece of Athletic Gear

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).

Some Bisphosphonates Patients Unfamiliar with Drug's Possible Side Effects on Oral Health, According to Dental Study

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).

ADA Foundation Funds Initiatives to Help Prevent Early Childhood Tooth Decay

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.

American Dental Association President Testifies Before House Appropriations Committee on HHS Oral Health Programs Funding

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. 

American Dental Association, Other Health Groups Say Financial Services Reform Bill Could Hurt Practices

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.

American Dental Association Foundation Hosts Awards Gala

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.

New Web Site Design Unveiled by the American Dental Association

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,, encompassing the latest elements of Web-development technology.

Registration Opens for the 2010 ADA Annual Session in Orlando

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.  

ADA Offers New Resource to Help Dentists Comply with Changes to HIPAA Rule

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.