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.
March 27, 2009
CHICAGO, March 27, 2009—Nearly 150 stakeholders from non-profit groups, government agencies and private industry met March 23-25 at a summit on access to dental care convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) to create a common vision toward improving the oral health of underserved populations.
January 16, 2009
CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2009 – The ADA Foundation (ADAF) is accepting applications for its Hillenbrand Fellowship Program that provides an award to one dentist, helping prepare the person to assume a management and leadership role at a health-related organization.
March 10, 2009
CHICAGO, March 10, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) announces the launching of EBD.ada.org, the Web site dedicated to evidence-based dentistry (EBD). EBD.ada.org allows easy and quick access to a database of systematic reviews of oral health clinical information from one centralized location.
March 16, 2009
CHICAGO, March 16, 2009—Coursework begins today as the American Dental Association (ADA) launches a pilot program in several states to deliver needed dental care to underserved people in urban, rural and Native American communities.
May 13, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009—"On behalf of the 157,000 members of the ADA, its officers and its staff, I would like to thank Congressman Mike Simpson for sponsoring—and the House of Representatives for passing—a resolution yesterday congratulating the ADA on its 150th anniversary, which the Association celebrates this year.
July 10, 2009
CHICAGO, July 10, 2009—ADA Intelligent Dental Marketing (ADAidm) of Salt Lake City, a joint venture with ADA Business Enterprises, Inc., (ADABEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Dental Association (ADA), has experienced significant production and operational difficulties.
June 09, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009—"The American Dental Association heartily commends Congress for passing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
July 14, 2009
CHICAGO, July 14, 2009—Dentists and dental health professionals can take steps to evaluate their own personal health practices and explore well-being issues for optimal health and work-life balance by enrolling in the American Dental Association's (ADA) 2009 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness.
May 28, 2009
CHICAGO, May 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute announce the offering of an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and applications for clinical decision making.
July 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity filling material.