April 07, 2008
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.
January 28, 2008
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.
February 14, 2008
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.
February 11, 2008
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.
April 29, 2008
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.
February 04, 2008
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.
February 08, 2008
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.
September 09, 2008
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.
May 01, 2008
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.
May 15, 2008
CHICAGO, May 15, 2008—Physicians and dentists should collaborate to improve early detection and treatment of patients who have or may develop osteoporosis, say researchers in the cover story of the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
June 10, 2008
CHICAGO, June 10, 2008—Pregnant women can safely undergo essential dental treatment and receive topical and local anesthetics at 13 to 21 weeks gestation, says a study published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
July 08, 2008
CHICAGO, July 8, 2008 –The American Dental Association (ADA) testified today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, chaired by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), at a hearing on "Assessing State and Local Regulations to Reduce Dental Mercury Emissions." William J. Walsh, an expert on dentistry’s impact on the environment and a consultant to the ADA, told the subcommittee that dentistry contributes a very small amount of the mercury in wastewater, the ADA and its members are taking every reasonable step to further minimize that impact and that government mandates are not necessary.
April 07, 2008
CHICAGO (April 7, 2008) — As advances in dental technology offer a greater range of treatments in dental offices, the ADA Foundation is taking a proactive step to help ensure patient safety advances are in step with tomorrow’s dental science through a $100,000 grant to the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Research Foundation, Inc.
July 15, 2008
CHICAGO, July 15, 2008—The OralLongevity™ section of the American Dental Association (ADA) web site has received a "face-lift."
May 06, 2008
CHICAGO (May 6, 2008)—Registration is now open for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio, offering unique learning opportunities, cutting-edge technology and a “Distinguished Speaker Series” that attracts history-making leaders from around the world.
September 23, 2008
WASHINGTON, Sept.23, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) called on Congress and other stakeholders to work together to get more dentists to participate in Medicaid and help the program provide necessary dental care to vulnerable low-income children.
September 25, 2008
CHICAGO, September 25, 2008—More than 30,000 dental professionals from throughout the United States and around the world are expected to attend the American Dental Association's (ADA) 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio from Oct. 16–19.
October 02, 2008
CHICAGO, October 2, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) will honor its first ADA Humanitarian Award recipient at its 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio. The ADA Board of Trustees selected Thomas S. Underwood, D.D.S., of Nashville, Tenn., for his three decades of providing humanitarian efforts to people in need of dental care.
October 22, 2008
CHICAGO, October 22, 2008—John S. Findley, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Plano, Texas, was installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) and will lead the 156,000-member organization's efforts to protect and improve the public's oral health and promote advances in dentistry.
October 02, 2008
CHICAGO, October 2, 2008 —The American Dental Association (ADA) will honor Leslie Seldin, D.D.S., with the 2008 Distinguished Service Award at the 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio. The Distinguished Service Award is the ADA's highest honor bestowed on an individual.