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Orlando, Fla.—The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has two courses this year at annual session that are designed to help dentists in their clinical decision-making.

The ADA is helping dental students reduce some of the guesswork associated with student loans through a new Student Loan Contract Analysis Service.

For many in the profession, the name Charles N. Bertolami has become synonymous with the issue of ethics.

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products has published three new specifications for members.

Anchorage, Alaska—From her time as a dental student spouse, dental-assistant-in-training and mother-to-be in Seattle 33 years ago to staying active in the Alliance after a move to rural Wrangell, Alaska, two years ago, Deborah Preece has always made dentistry a part of her family.

New York—The American Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel will host an international gala dinner and celebration Nov. 28 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

The ADA's popular resources, Something to Smile About: Careers in the Dental Profession, have been revamped for 2010—with newly organized career toolkits, complete with comprehensive educational information targeting students of specific age groups and free downloads from ADA.org.

The more than 100,000 members who participate in the ADA's group life, disability or medical supplement insurance plans will see higher discounts when they receive their next premium bills.

The American Dental Association will recognize three exhibiting companies at annual session for using direct reimbursement dental programs for their employees.

Communication with patients and the dental practice staff is the key to implementing a successful patient financing program.

The ADA Foundation Samuel Harris Fund is accepting applications for the 2010-11 Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health Grants Program.

Orlando—Celebrating its 51st year, the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program will showcase outstanding student research projects from U.S. dental schools as well as the work of winning international student clinicians in Orlando.

Washington—After meeting with ADA representatives, Medicare officials identified an abbreviated process for dentists who are not enrolled in Medicare but who order covered items or refer Medicare patients for covered services. The abbreviated process does not apply to dentists already enrolled to provide Medicare services or enrolling for the purpose of submitting claims.

A study in the October Journal of Pediatrics assesses Bisphenol A exposures from dental materials.

San Diego—Aspiring leaders in their communities and profession, new dentists are increasingly seeking more leadership training opportunities.

Many ADA members rate missed or cancelled appointments as the No. 1 frustration in managing their businesses.

Camp Hill, Pa.—The Association has teamed up with Rite Aid drugstores for a new public health campaign designed to promote the link between good oral health and overall health.

Research directors from each of the three networks spoke with the ADA News about the purpose of practice-based research and why clinicians should consider joining in this innovative part of dentistry.

There is still time to register for the ADA's new, two-part continuing education course, Recognition and Management of Complications During Minimal and Moderate Sedation. With a focus on proper monitoring and airway management, the course is for all dentists who administer minimal or moderate sedation in their offices.

The ADA and the New York State Dental Association were subpoenaed Aug. 16 by the New York Attorney General's Office related to an investigation into patient credit financing practices.

In August, the ADA Committee on International Programs and Development awarded the Certificate of Recognition for Volunteer Service in a Foreign Country to dentists and dental students who spent at least 14 days performing dental services in a foreign country. Recipients were nominated by their state or local dental society, federal dental services or dental school. A total of 37 volunteers from 16 states and the United Kingdom were honored.

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