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.
Wake up! This is your conscience. The study and practice of dentistry has forced you to meet me countless times in your career. Overall, we have endured a constructive relationship. I preach, you listen; usually.
The ADA Board of Trustees at its June meeting approved the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs question-and-answer informational document on the American Association of Dental Examiners' new Guidelines on Unprofessional Conduct Involving Sexual Boundary Violations.
Washington—Dentists have steadily reduced their already minimal contribution to environmental mercury over the past decade, the Association told Congress at a July 8 hearing "assessing state and local regulations to reduce dental mercury emissions."
Beijing—Learn the latest developments in research and explore the wonder of China's capital city—both ancient and modern, by attending the International Conference of Frontiers of Dental and Craniofacial Research here Nov. 1-3.
Louisville, Ky.—The Kentucky Dental Association reports enactment of "a very special bill" requiring children to have a dental examination before entering school. Nine other states and the District of Columbia require or grant authority to require such examinations, according to the ADA Department of State Government Affairs.
Kansas City, Mo.—On a late-spring visit to the metro area, the president of the United States descended the stairs of Air Force One to present a President's Volunteer Service Award to UMKC dental student Ashley Knight.
Kansas City, Mo.— Volunteering is just an opportunity to help someone improve their quality of life if I can, dental student Ashley Knight told the ADA News after receiving a service award from President Bush.