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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.