HPI course tackles health care landscape and private practice
To help dentists learn how health care reform will impact dental care, the ADA Health Policy Institute will host The Shifting Health Care Landscape and Your Practice (5811, 6811) during ADA 2017.
Find-a-Dentist ad campaign showing success in early numbers
Based on initial numbers, the national digital advertising campaign launched July 10 to help connect prospective patients with ADA member dentists, has been nothing short of a success, said Dr. Craig Herre, chair of the ADA Council on Communications.
Just the Facts — September 18, 2017
Dental school applications
Snapshots of American Dentistry — September 18, 2017
Dental practice affiliation
Grant program enhances success of ADA Find-a-Dentist campaign
To amplify the reach of the Find-a-Dentist ad campaign, 12 state and local dental societies applied and received funds through a matching fund program this year.
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Chicago Dental Society to sponsor nine students for ADA-ASDA 2018 Lobby Day
In an effort to help and encourage more dental students to meet with policymakers and advocate for the dental profession, the Chicago Dental Society in August created a sponsorship program to send nine Illinois dental students to the 2018 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.
Facebook calls to action
Are you using honey or vinegar?
ADA Foundation’s premier philanthropic effort recognized
The ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile Program was recognized in August with a 2017 “Power of A” Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives.
Albensi Dental Laboratory named a top workplace in Pittsburgh
For the fifth straight year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named Albensi Dental Laboratory a top workplace in Pittsburgh.
Benco Dental chosen as top company for executive women
The National Association for Female Executives earlier this year named Benco Dental one of the top 60 companies for executive women.
Planmeca Group hires senior adviser
Planmeca Group announced the hiring of Henrik Roos as a senior adviser.
SmartPractice receives the Valley’s Healthiest Employer Award for sixth straight year
SmartPractice announced May 11 it received the award from the Phoenix Business Journal
Do your patients understand you? October spotlights oral health literacy
October is Health Literacy Month and an apt time for dental professionals to consider the clarity and effectiveness of their communication with patients.
'It's never been this bad'
When 25 inches of rain slammed her house in just a few hours, Dr. LeeAnn McQuade called a number she saw circulating on Facebook to have a boat pick up her family from their soon-to-be flooded home just west of Beaumont, Texas.
It's electric: Oral-B powered toothbrushes earn ADA Seal
Consumers and dental professionals have powerful new ADA Seal-accepted electric toothbrushes to use and recommend.
Annual meeting events include film, block party
By the time dentists are reading this, ADA 2017 – America's Dental Meeting is a month away. It's not too late, however, to register for the annual meeting as many events and activities await.
Straumann expands holdings
The Straumann Group announced a series of acquisitions and investments in dental and orthodontic companies.
2018 budget proposal includes special assessment
Find-a-Dentist digital campaign to enter its second year on strong note
ADA, AAPD urge Senate to prioritize oral health care in ACA reform
The ADA and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry are urging U.S. Senate members to protect access to oral health coverage for all Americans as the legislators examine ways to reform the nation's health care delivery and financing systems.
Mid-Maryland MOM provides comprehensive care
The 2017 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival took place Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.
ADA opposes legislation that could undermine state dental boards
The ADA is opposing legislation that purports to restore antitrust immunity for professional boards because it would have an adverse effect on the ability of state professional boards to regulate in the public interest.
Florida dentists assessing, cleaning up after Hurricane Irma
For about 24 hours after Hurricane Irma first reached Florida, tropical force winds up to 110 miles per hour toppled trees, while many of those left standing were stripped of their leaves just outside the home of Dr. Mike Eggnatz, president of the Florida Dental Association.
ADA asks House to modernize OTC drug process
The ADA is asking the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to support legislation that will modernize the Food and Drug Administration's 40 year-old system for regulating over-the-counter drug products.
ADA, AAPD urge Congress to reauthorize CHIP
The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry are urging Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program before the Sept. 30 deadline to ensure "continued and seamless access to oral health care for our nation's children."
Image quality focus of research for 2017 Ahlstrom award recipient
Dr. Brittany Kurzweg wants to make sure clinicians have the best diagnostic image available to them when treating patients. Her innovative research on the subject scored her the 2017 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, which highlights the role dental informatics standards play in dentistry.
Earn CE, learn about oral health in a corrections environment
Dental professionals who want to learn more about correctional health care issues and refine skills needed to manage dental problems in correctional settings are invited to a conference in Chicago Nov. 4-8.
PBHS website, social media plan facilitate solo practice's expansion
This is the eighth in a series of articles about Internet marketing that feature interviews with ADA members to describe how PBHS, the website and marketing services provider endorsed by ADA Business Resources, is helping dentists address today's marketing challenges.
ADA member travel benefits could save dentists money
ADA members planning travel can take advantage of ADA member travel benefits and save significantly on hotels and car rentals.
Webinar will teach how to use video in practice marketing
The ADA Center for Professional Success and ADA Business Resources will host an upcoming webinar that will teach dentists how they can incorporate video into their marketing skills.
University of Texas dental school volunteers provide emergency oral care to Hurricane Harvey evacuees
Volunteers joined the Hurricane Harvey relief effort by treating nearly 100 patients who were among those who sought shelter with the Red Cross at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
How to handle online negative reviews
Patients can use websites such as Yelp or Angie’s List to search for dentists with good reviews.
But what happens if a dentist finds that a patient has posted an unfavorable review? Can they do anything about it?
ADA Center for Professional Success features help on amalgam recycling compliance, best practices
The ADA Center for Professional Success has updated material on the amalgam recycling rule, including new information from the Environmental Protection Agency on deadlines, forms and submission processes.
Organized dentistry supports Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act
Washington — The ADA is one of 15 dental organizations supporting the Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act, legislation that would enable borrowers to more efficiently pay back their loans.
Chairside Instructor, ADA’s most popular patient education guide, recently revised
To be ready for just about anything patients may bring their way, dentists can be equipped with a Chairside Instructor.
Student researchers invited to apply for ADA Foundation award
The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for a new award that aims to help a student’s research career that advances the oral health of the public.
Triad of dental organizations urge government to rescind Medicare Part C, Medicare Advantage requirement
The ADA, the National Association of Dental Plans and Delta Dental Plans Association urged the federal government to remove or delay an enrollment requirement for dentists who participate.
Help ADA Foundation provide emergency disaster relief
The disaster that is unfolding in Texas and Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Harvey has likely affected hundreds of dentists, and the ADA Foundation is asking ADA members to consider making a contribution to the ADA Foundation Emergency Disaster Grant Program.
Revised ADA Bylaws ready for House of Delegates
The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs has completed a three-year project to revise the ADA Bylaws and the amendments will be submitted to the House of Delegates at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting for approval.
Deadline approaching for CDC Public Health Residency Program
Dentists who have completed at least one academic year of advanced training in public health and obtained a graduate degree can apply.
Dr. Robert M. Unger remembered for his dedication to ADA
Dr. Robert M. Unger, ADA 8th District trustee from 1980-86 and ADA vice president from 1973-74, died Sunday, Sept. 3, at 93.
CDT 2018 available Sept. 5 with 18 new codes
This is the most up-to-date coding resource and the only Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-recognized code set for dentistry.
Just the Facts — September 4, 2017
Accredited advanced dental education programs
Snapshots of American Dentistry — September 4, 2017
Trends in emergency department visits for adults
NHSC 2018 Students to Service applications now available
The National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 cycle.
Leaving an enduring legacy
This is the first in a series featuring graduates of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and how these dental leaders continue to affect their communities.