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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.

American Dental Association President-Elect Testifies Before Institute of Medicine Committee on an Oral Health Initiative

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.

ADA Community Dental Health Coordinator Pilot Program Enters Second Year

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.

Dental Educator to Receive the ADA Distinguished Service Award

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.

ADA Honors State and Local Dental Societies for their Outreach Programs

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.

Dental Students, Faculty Gain Live Remote Access to ADA Annual Session Courses

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.

Alabama Dentist to Receive ADA Humanitarian Award

HONOLULU, Sept. 30, 2009—Robert Kinsaul, D.M.D., a general dentist from Phenix City, Ala., will receive the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 2008 Humanitarian Award tonight during the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series of the ADA’s 150th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition being held here through Oct. 4.

ADA Culminates Yearlong 150th Anniversary Observance at its 150th Annual Session

HONOLULU, Oct. 2, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) yearlong observance of its 150th birthday will culminate with tonight's spectacular program, "An Evening under the Stars," at the Waikiki Shell. "The ADA's 150th anniversary is a very significant achievement in the history of our profession and our Association," said ADA President John S. Findley, D.D.S. "It also is a time to take stock of the tremendous accomplishments of organized dentistry, remembering how the ADA and its members helped advance the cause of the profession, patient care and the march of scientific progress."

Thousands of Dental Professionals to Arrive in Honolulu for ADA’s 150th Annual Session

HONOLULU, Sept. 30, 2009 –The American Dental Association (ADA) expects some 7,500 dentists to be among over 24,000 attendees celebrating its 150th birthday during the Association's 150th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition at the Hawaii Convention Center from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4.

American Dental Association Honored for Older Adults Oral Health Program

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2008—The Associations Advance America Awards program has named the American Dental Association (ADA) to its 2008 Honor Roll, a national awards competition for innovative projects sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C.

Amalgam fillings don’t affect children’s brain development, says study in ADA Journal

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2008—Dental amalgam tooth fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and neurological status, researchers report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

"Family" Sculpture Returns to American Dental Association Headquarters

CHICAGO (April 7, 2008) — The “Family” sculpture has been reinstalled outside the American Dental Association (ADA) building after a two-year absence due to a renovation project.

Open wide! Nation's dentists address access with free care for kids

CHICAGO, January 28—February is National Children's Dental Health Month and on Feb. 1, more than 51,000 dental professionals will provide free dental services to more than 500,000 children from low-income families, at more than 2,000 sites nationwide. It's all part of the American Dental Association's (ADA) sixth annual Give Kids A Smile program, which offers educational materials, screenings and, where possible, free dental care such as cleaning, fluoride treatments, fillings and even more intensive care.

ADA Calls for All Stakeholders to Work Together to Help Medicaid Fulfill its Mission to Provide Dental Care to Underserved Population

WASHINGTON, Feb.14, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) called on all concerned public agencies and private parties to work together to help Medicaid fulfill its mission to provide dental care to vulnerable populations, particularly low-income children.

American Dental Association Foundation Awards $300,000 Grant to Educate Pediatricians in Oral Health Care

CHICAGO, February 11, 2008—The American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are pleased to announce a collaborative effort as a result of an ADAF grant that will help improve the oral health of children in a critical age group.

CDC, FDA Weigh In on Safety Concerns with Dental Crowns

CHICAGO (April 29, 2008)—The American Dental Association (ADA) appreciates the responses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressing safety concerns raised by media reports about lead in dental prostheses such as crowns and bridges.

A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Children's Health

CHICAGO, February 4, 2008—February is National Children's Dental Health Month. It's sponsored each year by the American Dental Association (ADA) to raise awareness among families and policymakers about the critical importance to children of good practices of oral health. And for the sixth year in a row, the ADA opened the month with its national health outreach event, the ADA Give Kids A Smile campaign.

American Dental Association Names New Senior Vice President

CHICAGO, February 8, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) has appointed Wendy-Jo Toyama to the position of senior vice president, leading its Division of Membership, Tripartite Relations & Marketing.

ADA, FDI World Dental Organization Announce First "World Oral Health Day"

CHICAGO, September 9, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) and the FDI World Dental Federation, the worldwide voice of the dental profession, are pleased to announce the first "World Oral Health Day" to be celebrated on Friday, September 12.

American Dental Association Stresses Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

CHICAGO (May 1, 2008)—With Mother’s Day around the corner, the American Dental Association (ADA) wants to remind mothers-to-be that maintaining good oral health is an important part of overall health, especially during pregnancy.