December 19, 2011
The American Dental Association (ADA) recently announced the appointment of Anthony J. Ziebert, D.D.S., M.S., as its senior vice president for Education/Professional Affairs effective Dec. 19. As leader of the division, Dr. Ziebert’s responsibilities will include overseeing criteria for dental school accreditation and dental education and licensure, dental school admission testing and continuing dental education.
December 08, 2011
The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering the newly revised ADA Practical Guide to Creating an Employee Office Manual which assists dental practices in creating customized employee office manuals. Written and reviewed by a team of ADA professionals, Creating an Employee Office Manual addresses many common employment issues and contains sample forms, checklists, policies and procedures. These documents are included in Microsoft Word format on the book’s accompanying CD-ROM for quick and easy customization for each dental practice’s unique needs.
November 02, 2011
“Native Americans suffer from inadequate access to dental care and the resulting disease in dramatically greater proportion than the general population."
October 31, 2011
ADA President William R. Calnon, D.D.S. thanked the Department of Health and Human Services today for including oral health among the “leading health indicators” (LHIs) used to evaluate the nation’s progress in promoting health care objectives outlined in Healthy People 2020.
October 17, 2011
Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.SC., who practices Periodontics in Osterville, Mass., was recently selected as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Faiella’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Las Vegas.
October 14, 2011
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2011 – William R. Calnon, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., is the 2011-2012 president of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Calnon’s induction took place during the ADA’s 152nd Annual Session in Las Vegas.
October 04, 2011
"Kellogg’s reported findings on people’s need for better access to care are consistent with what the ADA, federal and state governments, and numerous other stakeholders have said for years, and it is good to have that message reinforced. Breaking down the barriers that impede people’s ability to attain good oral health is our highest priority. State and local dental societies and our 156,000 members share this priority, and understand that it will take multiple solutions to achieve it.
September 13, 2011
The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Give Kids A Smile® program, Henry Schein Cares, Inc., and 3M ESPE are teaming up to put good oral health on the fast track for young fans of NASCAR.
September 12, 2011
A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report this month containing clinical recommendations that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy including xylitol or polyol combinations, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities when used as adjuncts to a comprehensive cavity prevention program which includes the use of fluoride-containing products. The panel noted in its report that these nonfluoride options could provide an extra benefit to prevent cavities in patients at high risk for developing cavities when used in addition to products such as toothpaste, dental sealants and varnishes that contain fluoride as well as community water fluoridation and good eating habits.
August 22, 2011
The American Dental Association (ADA) recently launched The ADA Practical Guide to Frequently Asked Legal Questions as an e-book for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook e-readers.