October 06, 2009
CHICAGO, October 6, 2009 – Raymond F. Gist, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Flint, Mich., was inducted today as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Honolulu.
October 06, 2009
CHICAGO, October 6, 2009—Ronald L. Tankersley, D.D.S., who practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton, Va., was installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) and will lead the 157,000-member organization’s efforts to protect and improve the public’s oral health and promote advances in dentistry.
October 06, 2009
CHICAGO, October 6, 2009 – AJ Smith, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah, was installed today as Second Vice President of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Honolulu.
October 14, 2009
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2009—At its annual governance meeting, the American Dental Association (ADA) House of Delegates recently adopted a resolution supporting tobacco-free school laws and policies to prevent tobacco use and addiction in children.
February 01, 2010
CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2010—February is National Children's Dental Health Month and many people are unaware of the important role early dental care plays in children's overall health.
October 22, 2009
"On behalf of the 157,000 members of the American Dental Association, I want to thank the principal sponsors of HR 3763 for the introduction and overwhelming House passage of this legislation. The bill, introduced by Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.), Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), will exempt small businesses, including most private-practicing dentists, from the Federal Trade Commission's 'Red Flags Rule.'
October 28, 2009
CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2009—If you would like to nominate a new dentist for one of the annual American Dental Association (ADA) Committee on the New Dentist Awards, please submit your nominations to your state or local dental society by Dec. 1.
November 05, 2009
CHICAGO, November 5, 2009 – A new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation.
November 20, 2009
CHICAGO, November 20, 2009— The American Dental Association (ADA) today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish appropriate classifications for tooth-whitening chemicals.
November 24, 2009
CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) has signed an agreement with Temple University to train new dental team members as part of a pilot program to improve the oral health in underserved communities.
February 03, 2010
CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2010— With an economy that might cause some parents to postpone regular dental visits for their children and tooth decay being the most prevalent chronic disease in America's children, the American Dental Association (ADA) is mobilizing dental professionals for the eighth consecutive year in a national campaign to extend necessary care to children and adolescents from low-income families.
February 23, 2010
CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2010—"We welcome the Pew organization to our longstanding fight to improve the lives of American children by helping more of them enjoy the good oral health that too many of them now lack.
February 25, 2010
CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2010—The American Dental Association (ADA) joins with the FDI World Dental Federation's recent "Resolution on Dental Amalgam," reiterating that dental amalgam is a safe, effective and affordable dental filling material that serves the oral health needs of the majority of communities around the world, particularly those most disadvantaged and in need of dental treatment.
February 26, 2010
CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2010—The ADA Foundation awarded its 2009 Bud Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine in recognition of an oral health treatment program for National Guard troops.
March 03, 2010
CHICAGO, March 3, 2010—Surf’s up in San Diego – and so are opportunities for continuing education for new dentists. Distinguished speakers are slated to discuss oral health issues as well as clinical and practice issues at the American Dental Association (ADA) 24th New Dentist Conference at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, June 24-26.
March 04, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2010—American Dental Association President Dr. Ronald Tankersley testified today before an Institute of Medicine Committee on Oral Health Access to Services, outlining the ADA’s efforts to address ways to improve access for underserved populations.