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San Antonio—The ADA World Marketplace Exhibition gives dental professionals a unique opportunity to see, try and buy the newest dental products and technologies available.

Washington—The Association urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to avoid "draconian regulatory action" in reclassifying dental amalgam as a regulated medical device.

San Antonio—The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services is sponsoring a workshop for dentists interested in learning how to code dental forensic information for the National Crime Information Center and National Dental Image Repository.

Irving, Texas—Health Careers Exploring, Learning for Life's national career awareness program designed to provide youth with hands-on opportunities to explore their career interests, has awarded the ADA with its highest honor for career education.

When CBS features The Other America on its July 23 evening news, viewers will have a bird's eye view of how dentistry donates care.

The ADA has a new career resource designed to help facilitate outreach to students from diverse backgrounds.

In June, the ADA Board of Trustees selected 12 participants for the 2008 Institute for Diversity in Leadership.

The National Dental Benefits Conference will convene Aug. 15-16 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

The question of how to balance editorial considerations with advertising content is one that all editors face, and the American Association of Dental Editors has brought its expertise to bear on this issue for dental editors.

Washington—Under a tough new lobbying law, that cup of Joe you buy for a member of Congress just might be a "gift" depending on when you give it.

Dental professionals and consumers looking for oral health information and educational materials targeted to older adults will want to log on to the new and improved OralLongevity Web site: http://orallongevity.ada.org.

To increase the emphasis on preventive oral health care for infants, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry opened its new Predoctoral Infant Dental Clinic last month.

New Orleans—"Expect the unexpected" is oft-heard advice for new dentists beginning their careers. But the saying took on new meaning for Dr. Eric Hovland in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, flooding the city of New Orleans and the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.

New Orleans—The ADA Committee on the New Dentist presented four awards June 28 during the 22nd New Dentist Conference.

San Antonio—If you're looking for unique continuing education opportunities for the entire dental team, you'll want to make plans to attend the ADA annual session here Oct. 16-19.

Rochester, N.Y.—Retire? Some days he feels like he's just getting started. At 66, Dr. Jack Caton is the chair of the periodontics department and program director of the Periodontics Educational Program at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. He also practices part time.

This is the ninth installment of a series of ADA News articles on dentists' "Top 10" concerns submitted to the ADA about dental claims.

Arlington, Wash.—With gas prices continually on the rise, Dr. Keith Leonard and his staff decided it was time to search for alternative solutions to driving.

More than 100 individuals from all over the U.S. gathered at ADA Headquarters June 12-14 for the second Give Kids A Smile Promising Practices Symposium.

New Brunswick, N.J.—The New Jersey Dental Association and a member dentist last month won a suit against Aetna Life Insurance Co. regarding its processing of an overpayment.

When a dentist decides to join a dental/preferred provider organization, dental health maintenance organization or discount dental plan, he or she enters into a contractual relationship with the dental insurance carrier. Although insurance carrier contracts vary widely, most have key common provisions and related documents.

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