Atlanta—For the sixth year in a row, the ADA Foundation sponsored the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a way of stimulating interest in oral health research and recognizing the work of young scientists.
The ADA will hold its first Professional Product Review symposium, "Closing the Information Gap with the ADA Professional Product Review" Oct. 16 at 8:15 a.m. at the 149th Annual Session of the American Dental Association in San Antonio, Texas.
The ADA and Iowa Dental Association offer disaster relief and recovery information and assistance for storm-affected dentists. Several government agencies offer other relevant resources, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Internal Revenue Service.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa—There is no blueprint to follow, no account of how we should do things, when and why, Dr. Christopher Tyler says in an e-diary of a flood-ravaged dental practice. "Hopefully, this may help the next individual/practice with a similar unfortunate experience with natural disaster."
Parkersburg, Iowa—Matching $2,500 assistance grants from the ADA Foundation and Iowa Dental Association relief fund "will help out a lot to buy supplies for the Winnebago," said Dr. Lori Mason, a young Iowa dentist who lost her home and office to a May 25 tornado.
Storm-Plagued, Iowa—Whatever the dental loss, and it is mounting if incalculable, community and faith trump tempest of tornado and flood. The dental community is looking ahead and talking of recovery more than loss.
As the U.S. Government moves the National Health Information Infrastructure initiative forward, Association leaders continue their push to ensure that when the time comes, all the pieces to create a usable, electronic, clinical record for dentistry are in place.
Baltimore—Start with a dental history lesson, then add interesting information about the mouth/body connection, a review of the latest dental products for older adults and a packet of educational materials designed to help seniors enjoy good oral health for a lifetime and you've got "Your Marvelous Mouth: The New Frontier of Oral Longevity."
San Francisco—For a few hours here on June 6, dentists held the floor during the American Diabetes Association's 68th Annual Scientific Sessions as they spoke on the links between periodontal disease and diabetes.