October 21, 2008
CHICAGO, October 21, 2008—Ronald L. Tankersley, D.D.S., who practices the dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton, Virginia, was elected today as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Tankersley's election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio.
October 27, 2008
CHICAGO, October 27, 2008—Dr. Edward John Vigna, D.D.S, who serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Vigna’s installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA's 149th Annual Session, October 16-21.
October 23, 2008
CHICAGO, October 23, 2008—William Kendall Rich, D.M.D, who practices general dentistry in private practice with his two sons in Dry Ridge and Walton, KY, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Rich’s installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA's 149th Annual Session, October 16-21.
October 27, 2008
CHICAGO, October 27, 2008—Dr. Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., professor of Periodontology and associate dean at the College of Dentistry, University of Florida, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Low's installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA's 149th Annual Session, October 16-21.
October 23, 2008
CHICAGO, October 23, 2008—Dr. Charles Steffel, an Indianapolis endodontist (root canal specialist) and part-time Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Steffel’s installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA's 149th Annual Session, October 16-21.
February 26, 2009
CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA)'s seventh annual Give Kids A Smile®program provided free oral health services to some 465,800 underserved children across the country. Enrolled through their schools, dental societies, and other community groups, the children received X-rays, fillings, cleanings, sealants, educational materials, dental hygiene products and more, all free of charge.
February 11, 2009
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2009—Distinguished speakers are slated to discuss oral health issues currently before Congress and their impact on the dental profession as well as clinical and practice issues at the American Dental Association (ADA) 23rd New Dentist Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Miami April 30 to May 2.
February 05, 2009
Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2009—"The American Dental Association commends Reps. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Candice Miller (R-Mich.) for introducing the 'Dental Emergency Responder Act' (H.R. 903), a bill that would bolster America's capacity to respond to natural disasters or terrorist attacks by taking advantage of the extensive education, training and professionalism of the nation's dentists.
February 02, 2009
CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2009—With dental disease among pre-schoolers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) is mobilizing dental professionals in a national campaign to extend necessary care to children and adolescents from low-income families. On Feb. 6, during the seventh annual ADA Give Kids A Smile® program, some 45,000 dental professionals will provide free services to as many as 500,000 children at more than 1,600 sites.
February 11, 2009
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2009—Valentine's Day is around the corner, and what do people find most attractive in others? The smile. A national survey from the American Dental Association and Crest® and Oral B® finds that the smile outranked eyes, hair and the body as the most attractive physical feature.
February 17, 2009
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2009 – "MouthPower," a traveling exhibit in which children can learn to brush their teeth on a larger-than-life mouth, play dentist in a child-size dental chair and clinic coat, learn the dangers of tobacco and explore parts of a tooth, is coming to Chicago.
January 27, 2009
CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2009—Albert Pujols, National League Baseball's 2008 Most Valuable Player and St. Louis Cardinal first baseman, is starring in several American Dental Association (ADA) Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) public service announcements (PSA) to help promote increased access to oral health care for underserved children.
February 18, 2009
CHICAGO, Feburary 2009—National Children’s Dental Health Month turned 60 this year. Each February, since 1949, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
February 16, 2009
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2009—Dr. John S. Findley, president of the American Dental Association (ADA), applauded Capitol Hill legislators today for introducing a federal bill aimed at understanding and treating "meth mouth"—a condition where teeth can become blackened, stained, rotting and crumbling from methamphetamine use.
May 13, 2009
CHICAGO, May 13, 2009—The American Dental Association Foundation held its second annual Give Kids A Smile Awards Gala at the Library of Congress May 12 in Washington, DC.
March 09, 2009
Chicago, March 9, 2009—Dental patients who have been alarmed or confused by recent news reports about how osteoporosis medications might affect their oral health now have a brochure to help them separate fact from fiction.
April 09, 2009
CHICAGO, April 9, 2009—Dentists and dental professionals can register now for the American Dental Association's (ADA) 150th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition, held in Honolulu's Hawaii Convention Center from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4.
March 24, 2009
CHICAGO, March 24, 2009—Comprehensive testing and analyses by the American Dental Association (ADA) found no detectable amount of lead released from the 102 porcelain–metal dental crowns evaluated even under extreme laboratory testing conditions.
April 06, 2009
CHICAGO, April 6, 2009 – Dentists are eligible to hone their leadership skills with American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Online, which offers a self-guided course, Understanding Associations, designed to help dentists identify their leadership style, conduct effective meetings, set goals and gain a better understanding of the professional association’s role in the political process.
May 05, 2009
CHICAGO, May 5, 2009—Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H, of Medford, Mass., has been selected by the Board of Trustees of the American Dental Association to serve as the next ADA Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1. Dr. O'Loughlin becomes the first female executive director in the ADA's 150-year history.
March 27, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2009—American Dental Association (ADA) President John S. Findley, D.D.S., told the U.S. House Committee on interior appropriations charged with funding the Indian Health Service (IHS) that the IHS dental workforce, already understaffed, faces a significant number of retirements by the most experienced dentists.