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Atlanta—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices announced July 29 that it is recommending that influenza A (H1N1) vaccine be prioritized for five key populations when the vaccine becomes available—possibly in October.

According to the 4th ADA Survey of Economic Confidence, 2nd quarter results were more negative than those of the 1st quarter of 2009, but more positive than those for the 4th quarter of 2009.

The agency responsible for the development and administration of the National Board Dental and Dental Hygiene Examinations is seeking nominations for a public member to serve a four-year term.

The ADA's new International Volunteer Web site on is a go-to resource for dental professionals to learn more about what it's like to volunteer outside the U.S., to share their volunteer experiences and photos with others, or to connect with more than 100 organizations that offer volunteer opportunities in dentistry.

Honolulu—If this year's ADA annual session is your first, be sure to visit an area specially designed to enhance your experience.

San Francisco—Dr. Dudley Cheu, assistant professor at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, died July 3.

The ADA Catalog is offering a special discount for the Current Dental Terminology 2009-2010 book.

Honolulu—The ADA's annual session and 150th anniversary celebration is just weeks away, but there's still time to make travel plans and be a part of this historic event.

Kenilworth, Ill.—Kenilworth Dental Associates is planning a mission trip to Peru Dec. 1-10, and is seeking donations of dental supplies and used instruments for the trip.

The American Dental Education Association will sponsor the Fourth ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference Sept. 5-8, 2010, in Salvador, Brazil.

A 2008 graduate of the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Alejandro Montalvo had until 2009 to begin obtaining continuing education credits required by the state of Pennsylvania, where he practices.

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics will hold meetings Sept. 29-30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu.

The Association is developing resources and advice for dentists and dental office staff to help them prepare and comply with new HIPAA privacy and security provisions starting this month as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Washington—The government Aug. 4 posted a list of Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid participating dentists on the Insure Kids Now Web site at

Dr. Clara Spatafore likes being able to treat the schoolteachers and police officers that seek endodontic care at her Sewickley Pennsylvania dental practice, despite receiving reduced reimbursements for the services she provides them.

An ADA-approved, 12-page guide to oral health care is available free of charge at all Rite Aid pharmacies as part of the drugstore chain's nationwide health education and wellness campaign.

Anytime two human beings get together, there is politics. Real politics can be a real nasty game that brings out the uglier side of human kind. Yet there are elements of The Game where there is joy.

"Health insurance reform" is central to economic recovery, President Obama told the nation in a televised news conference.

Reno, Nev.—Calling it the "highlight of my teenage years," David Christopher Evans was thrilled to accept his first place award from the ADA Foundation for the second year in a row at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

On Hold Advertising Inc., which offers message on hold and appointment reminder services, was selected for endorsement by ADA Business Resources last month following a thorough review of companies in this category.

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