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2011 News Archive

ADA CE Online is offering a course authored by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Radiographic Examinations: Choosing the Right Patients and Equipment.

Omaha, Neb.—Creighton University School of Dentistry completed its third Native American Summer Enrichment Program last month, capping off a grant period that drew 16 American Indian college students to the dental school for a comprehensive look at what dental school entails and what they have to do to achieve that goal.

Springfield, Ill.—Gov. Pat Quinn last month signed legislation supported by the Illinois State Dental Society to bring required fluoridation levels in community water supplies in line with new federal recommendations on optimal levels.

Westwood Village, Calif.—Dr. Tracy Golden and her border collie Blink are both known for their agility. And Dr. Golden is also known for her ability to balance work, competition and fun, whether on an American Kennel Club agility course, on national television or in the dental office.

In August, the ADA Committee on International Programs and Development awarded the Certificate for International Volunteer Service 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 171 ADA member volunteers were honored.

Dr. Robert Matthews, a member of the Chicago Dental Society, and Dr. Petra Von Heimburg, attorney and CDS board member, talk at the National Dental Benefits Conference, held Aug. 5 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. The conference hosted more than 100 dentists, dental team members, brokers, consultants, dental benefits representatives and component society members to discuss dental benefits issues.

“Take a look at what ADA has to offer,” said Dr. Virginia Hughson-Otte, chair of the ADA Council on Membership. By her own reckoning, Dr. Hughson-Otte is passionate about reaching out to every nonmember to find the answer to that question.

School nurses nationwide will soon be able to log on for oral health information and support offered by a dozen expert organizations as a National Association of School Nurses campaign nears the launch of a new oral health resource website for its members.

Dr. Stephen Mills presents at the Academy for Sports Dentistry annual meeting June 22 at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa.

Washington—Major improvements in the dental safety net will not occur until the nation places greater value on oral health, the Association said Aug. 12 in the second of a series of statements on access to oral health.

The American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology and American Pharmacists Association announced a collaborative effort to expand awareness of the impact of medications on dry mouth, a condition known to health professionals as xerostomia. More than 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, said ADA’s Aug. 11 announcement, which offers further detail.

Los Angeles—The ADA Foundation honored three high school students at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology will hold its 62nd annual session Dec. 7-10 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago.

Bethesda, Md.—Dr. Evelyn Lucas-Perry, new to the profession and passionate about service, arrives with “a total optimism” inspired by “involvement in professional organizations since my first year of dental school.”

Upon learning about the ADA’s Evidence-Based Champions Conference, Dr. Tonya Fuqua jumped at the chance to surround herself with the profession’s most passionate EBD practitioners and lecturers.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation voted Aug. 5 to grant the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s request to establish accreditation standards for dental therapy education programs.

Denver—For Dr. Jeff Marks, it was the peaceful culture and the friendships.

World Humanitarian Day has extra meaning for the American Dental Association this year.

There’s still time to book that summer getaway and travel is easier and less expensive for ADA members.

The Council on Dental Education and Licensure has received an application from the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists for recognition of dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty.

Boston—The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Forsyth Institute are offering an interactive evidence-based dentistry course Sept. 19-23 at the Forsyth Institute.

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