Michigan nonprofit celebrates serving 100K patients in a year
A nonprofit dental service organization based in Michigan set a record in December of 100,000 patients served in a single year.
ADA, AAPD urge Congress to reauthorize CHIP
The ADA is once again urging Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program in order to improve "access to oral health care for all Americans."
Decoding Dental Benefits: CDT 2018 — a new version for the new year
This is the fourth in a series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans.
Dental research receives $1.35M grant to study 'dark matter of biology'
The University at Buffalo announced Nov. 21 that a multi-school team of researchers received a $1.35 million grant to study glycans, a common but little understood class of biomolecules that help bacteria attach to host surfaces, including in the mouth, according to a news release.
ADA Foundation to award $20,000 scholarships
The ADA Foundation will award up to seven $20,000 scholarships in 2018 to outstanding dental students.
HPI report shows dental spending increased again in 2016
For the second year in a row, dental spending increased after being flat for several years, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.
JADA debuts makeover in January issue
Readers of The Journal of the American Dental Association may notice some changes to the ADA's venerable peer-reviewed publication.
Just the Facts — December 11, 2017
Dental student withdrawal rates
Snapshots of American Dentistry — December 11, 2017
Number of female dental school graduates in the U.S.
Join the Tooth Team for National Children’s Dental Health Month
Everyone is invited to join the oral health-promoting squad in February for National Children’s Dental Health Month. The annual, month-long campaign invites dental and other health care professionals and educators to come together and promote the benefits of good oral health care to children and their caregivers.
Dental groups help students in Puerto Rico
The ADA Foundation, members of the ADA Board of Trustees, American Dental Education Association and the ADEAGies Foundation have each donated to the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine after Hurricane Maria.
Artist callout: Clinician burnout, well-being focus of project
Calling all creative types: the National Academy of Medicine wants you to consider clinician well-being and resilience for a community art project.
ADA supports Congress' efforts to reform tax system to benefit small businesses
As the Senate and House continue working to produce a final tax bill, the ADA praised lawmakers for their efforts to reform the nation's current tax system to "make it simpler, fairer and more growth-oriented."
EPA publishes separator guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 1 published a series of frequently asked questions to help dentists comply with the agency's dental amalgam separator rule.
Are your estate planning needs covered?
No matter what stage of your dental career you're in, it's important to be organized and prepared for the future when it comes to managing and protecting your assets.
Dr. Gerhard Seeberger named president of Academy of Dentistry International
Dr. Gerhard K. Seeberger, a native of Germany now living in Italy and actively involved with the Associazione Italiana Odontoiatri, was installed as president of the Academy of Dentistry International in November during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
Minnesota dentist finds his mission to help the underserved
This is the fourth in a series featuring graduates of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and how these dental leaders continue to affect their communities.
Dentists stand up for fluoridation as voters across the U.S. take up the issue
Dentists around the country are working overtime correcting myths about fluoridation among municipal leaders and voters.
Decoding Dental Benefits: Navigating contract clauses
This is the third in a series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.
ADA continues to advocate for tax reform
As the conference committee reconciles the House and Senate tax reform proposals, the ADA continues to advocate for key tax issues impacting dentists and their patients.
Dentists who already opted out remain so for two years
Thanks in part to significant advocacy efforts from the ADA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Nov. 16 plans to rescind certain Medicare Part D and C requirements for providers.
UNLV dental students spark humanitarian trip to Bolivia
That remembrance was just one of many made in August during a humanitarian mission to Bolivia by dental students and faculty from UNLV.
Volunteer dentists treat Holocaust survivors through national program — for free
Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program comes in.
The program began in 2015 to provide pro-bono dental care to Holocaust survivors across nine North American metropolitan areas, said Dr. Avi Wurman, past president of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.
The program focuses on providing oral care to the most economically vulnerable Holocaust survivors who are served by the network of Jewish family and children's service agencies and identified partner organizations, as well as individuals of any faith who were victims of Nazi persecution and meet the other eligibility requirements of the program.
New guideline on hypertension lowers threshold
Nearly half of American adults are at risk for major health problems because of high blood pressure, according to a new scientific guideline issued by the American Heart Association that redefines this often silent but potentially harmful condition and provides tactics for health care providers to detect it.
ADA 2017 exhibitors donate supplies to Hurricane Harvey-affected dentists
About two months after Hurricane Harvey hit eastern Texas, members of the dental community continue to offer support to dentists affected by the storm.
Lebanon Valley Dental Association donates $5,000 to help dental assistant students
Lebanon, Penn. — The Lebanon Valley Dental Association donated $5,000 to help dental assistant students afford the examination costs to receive radiology or infection control certifications, the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center announced Nov. 29.
Henry Schein, Leidos team up to modernize military health records
When the U.S. Department of Defense announced in 2014 it was looking to modernize military health records, the team at Henry Schein believed its dental practice management software, Dentrix Enterprise, would work.