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American Dental Association Launches Podcast Program for Public

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) is launching "Straight from the Mouth," a new video podcast series for the public, to provide oral health information in amusing three to five-minute Webisodes.

ADA Offers New Resource To Help Dentists Comply with HIPAA Breach Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering a downloadable electronic book to help dental offices comply with the enhanced privacy and security breach rules that were part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Michigan Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association

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.

Virginia Dentist Assumes Presidency of the American Dental Association

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.

Utah Dentist Elected Second Vice President of American Dental Association

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.

American Dental Association Supports Tobacco-Free School Laws

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 Is National Children's Dental Health Month

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. 

Statement by ADA President Ronald Tankersley on Passage of HR 3763, a Bill Exempting Most Dental Practices and Other Small Businesses from the FTC’s Red Flags Rule

"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.'

Nominate a Dentist for the American Dental Association New Dentist Awards by Dec. 1

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.

Study Suggests Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Event

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.

American Dental Association Petitions FDA to Classify, Regulate Tooth-Whitening Products

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.

ADA Launches Community Dental Health Coordinator Pilot Program at Temple University

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.

Eighth Annual ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Day Provides Free Dental Care To Children

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.

Comments by American Dental Association President Dr. Ron Tankersley On the Pew Center on the States' report

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.

ADA Supports FDI World Dental Federation Dental Amalgam Resolution

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.

UNLV Dental Students Earn ADA Foundation Tarrson Student Leadership Award

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.

ADA Committee on the New Dentist Hosts 24th New Dentist Conference

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.

American Dental Association President Testifies Before IOM Committee on Access to Oral Health Care

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.