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2012 Archive

  • Recent Study Questions Safety of Dental X-rays

    April 10, 2012

    The American Dental Association (ADA) is aware of a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor.

  • ADA Encourages Wearing Mouthguards During Recreational Activities

    April 02, 2012

    Warm weather brings thoughts of long bike rides, rollerblading and skateboarding. Just as you would suit up in your helmet, kneepads and wrist guards, don’t forget your mouthguard too, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

  • Registration Opens April 11 for 2012 ADA Annual Session in San Francisco: "The Future of Dentistry Meets Here"

    April 02, 2012

    Registration opens April 11 for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 153rd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Oct. 18-21.

  • ADA Golden Apple Awards to Recognize Success of Dental Societies

    March 28, 2012

    The American Dental Association (ADA) Golden Apple Awards recognize dental society leaders, members and staff who have contributed to the success of their oral health related programs and activities. Now in its 24th year, the program offers opportunities for dental societies to showcase programs and activities produced between June 1, 2011, and May 31. Entries can be submitted electronically between May 1 and June 1.

  • ADA New Dentist Committee Hosts 26th New Dentist Conference

    March 23, 2012

    Get ready to enjoy top-notch continuing education and leadership development opportunities for new dentists at the American Dental Association (ADA) 26th New Dentist Conference, which takes place just two blocks away from the White House at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., June 22-24.

  • American Dental Association Welcomes Latest Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco Use

    March 08, 2012

    The Surgeon General’s report "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults," released yesterday, indicates that America still has a long way to go before we eradicate this problem.

  • Multifaceted Approach Required to Fix Dental Care Access Problem, ADA Tells Congress

    February 29, 2012

    The Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), today held a hearing on “The Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Expand Access.” The American Dental Association (ADA) welcomed the hearing in the hope that it will spur lawmakers to address the many barriers to oral health while rejecting the suggestion that there can be a simple fix to the problems.

  • ADA Comments on the Report "A Costly Dental Destination"

    February 28, 2012

    The American Dental Association agrees with much of the report, "A Costly Dental Destination," released today by the Pew Center on the States, which points up the burden placed on already strained hospital emergency departments by patients needing dental care.

  • Dental Associations Urge Governments, United Nations to Address Global Impact of Oral Disease

    February 24, 2012

    Meeting today at the American Dental Association (ADA) headquarters, the ADA, FDI World Dental Federation and dental associations around the world urged their respective governments and the United Nations (U.N.) to recognize and address the global impact of oral disease. The ADA is a member of the FDI, an international organization comprised of approximately 200 national dental associations and specialist groups.

  • Statement by ADA President William R. Calnon, D.D.S., at Rep. Elijah Cummings Forum on Children's Dental Health

    February 22, 2012

    "Five years ago we lost a boy to dental disease that could easily have been prevented or treated early in its progress. Deamonte Driver's death was a wakeup call to which the state of Maryland has responded admirably, putting new systems in place and bringing more dentists into the Medicaid system.

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