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2013 Archive

  • ADA Annual Session Offers Cadaver Workshops for Clinical Learning

    August 12, 2013

    Attendees of the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans will have the opportunity to hone their clinical skills at the ADA's Hands-on Cadaver Workshop series scheduled at Louisiana State University Health Science Center for Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

  • ADA Appoints Dr. David Preble to Lead the New ADA Practice Institute

    August 09, 2013

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recently promoted David Preble, D.D.S., J.D., vice president of the newly created ADA Practice Institute.

  • Revised ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance Kit Now Available

    August 06, 2013

    The American Dental Association (ADA) has revised "The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit (J598)" to help dentists comply with the changes prescribed by the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule.

  • American Dental Association Offers Updated Coding Books

    August 02, 2013

    The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering two updated dental coding books to help dentists stay up to date on the proper codes to use when billing their patients for dental procedures.

  • Senate Report Alleges Fraud and Abuse by Private-Equity Backed Dental Practices, Underscores the Need for Major Action for Dental Health

    July 26, 2013

    The US Senate Committee on Finance this week issued a discouraging report on ways in which some large dental practices are putting profits before patients.  The report is particularly disturbing in that most of the alleged fraud and abuse of patients involved children.  Such conduct is inexcusable, and should be prosecuted vigorously.  However, equally disturbing is the broad brush that implicates a whole class of practice models rather than focusing on the actual offenders.

  • ADA Accepting Applications for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award

    July 09, 2013

    The American Dental Association (ADA) is accepting applications for the John W. Stanford New Investigator Award through Sep. 30.

  • ADA: Dental-Related ER Visits Rising in the US

    July 02, 2013

    Record numbers of Americans are going to emergency rooms for dental treatment, which is straining the nation’s health care system and increasing health care costs, according to new analysis released by the American Dental Association (ADA).

  • American Dental Association Wins Top Honors for 2012 Annual Session

    June 28, 2013

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recently netted three E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards at the ExpoNext Conference in Baltimore: the Editor's Choice E.X.C.I.T.E. Award for best overall event, along with wins in Best Application of Content/Education on the Showfloor and Best Use of Audiovisual to Enhance an Event.

  • Action for Dental Health: Do More Providers Mean More Care?

    June 25, 2013

    As attention to the dental crisis in America increases, a “shortage of dentists” is frequently cited as a major barrier to access to care for underserved populations.   Proponents of this view further state that retirement among Baby Boomer dentists will worsen the problem.  This then leads to calls for alternative providers to solve this workforce shortage.  But is the size of the dentist workforce really a major factor affecting access disparities?  The facts cast serious doubt on that notion.

  • American Dental Association Statement on Regular Dental Visits

    June 10, 2013

    In light of a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research titled "Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry," the ADA wants to remind consumers that the frequency of their regular dental visits should be tailored by their dentists to accommodate for their current oral health status and health history.

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