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Miami—The ADA presented or participated in more than 30 scientific presentations and informational sessions during the International Association for Dental Research's 87th General Session & Exhibition here April 1-4.

Washington—ADA President John S. Findley urged the nation's dental leaders "to continue pressing the FTC" through their members of Congress to reconsider the Red Flags rule.

San Diego—The national organization that provides hands-on opportunities for youth to explore career interests March 10 bestowed its highest honor for career education on the American Dental Association.

The state of the economy and access to care were key issues for the 2009 American Association of Dental Examiners Mid-Year Meeting April 5-6 at ADA Headquarters.

As part of its outreach effort on the ongoing outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus infection (swine flu), the ADA has created a dental specific fact page for dentists and dental team members.

Honolulu—For the third year, annual session participants can experience live patient demonstrations with the ADA's Education in the Round courses.

Joint Base Balad—Dr. Martin Hritz is back in Iraq, his e-mails picking up where he signed off four years ago from his first combat zone deployment as a U.S. Army Reserve dentist.

Dr. Kathleen T. O'Loughlin loves going to work every day. Her life exemplifies that: from nursing school student to biology major to teacher to dentist while moving from clinical practice to management, from chair side to boardroom.

Give Kids A Smile recently notched its seventh year of impressive, if not astounding, metrics. In 2009, there were 1,707 programs across the country, staffed by more than 46,000 volunteers—including 12,558 dentists—who cared for more than 463,000 kids in need.

Honolulu—A trip to annual session can be a wise investment for dental professionals facing the challenges of today's economy.

Downers Grove, Ill.—On April 20, Midwestern University named Dr. M.A.J. (Lex) MacNeil the inaugural dean of its new College of Dental Medicine in Illinois.

The ADA Council on Dental Practice has a book titled, "The Power of Internal Marketing," that's stuffed with tips on how to retain patients and attract new ones.

Honolulu—Does your practice provide industry-leading preventive care to your adult patients? Have you made a professional discovery that can improve patient care and benefit the practice of dentistry?

Your ADA News is the 2008 recipient of the Silver EXCEL Award for general excellence in newspapers, presented by the Society of National Association Publications, better known as SNAP.

The ADA's Golden Apple Awards present a unique opportunity for constituent and component societies to gain valuable recognition for their leaders, members and staff.

The Association will continue to challenge the Red Flags rule while the Federal Trade Commission delays enforcement until August 1, ADA President John S. Findley told members in an April 30 e-gram.

Bethesda, Md.—Dr. Jeanne Craig Sinkford, a former dental dean internationally recognized for dental education and women's health activities, will advise the National Institutes of Health on research on women's health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together an information page for health professionals concerned about treating patients with the H1N1 influenza virus infection (swine flu).

Waterloo, Iowa—Dr. James D. Townsend retired last year and joined his wife and office manager, Terry, in prayer for guidance after 24 years of private practice dentistry in his hometown.

The ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel is looking for dentists interested in lending their clinical expertise to the ADA Professional Product Review.

Honolulu—Academy Award-winning actor, writer, director and diplomat Sidney Poitier will grace the ADA Distinguished Speaker Series stage Sept. 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the Opening General Session of the 150th Annual Session of the American Dental Association.

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