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2011 News Archive

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.

ADA leadership—officers and delegates—have attended virtual summer school this year, learning how to master a new technological tool that brings the Association one step closer to a paperless House.

More than 3,000 fans flossed simultaneously at the Massachusetts Dental Society-sponsored “Floss Night” at the Lowell Spinners’ baseball game June 29 in Lowell, Mass. It was a flossing record, say MDS officials.

Las Vegas—Annual Session-goers can make a difference in the lives of developmentally challenged individuals or families in crisis by donating to an Alliance of the ADA service project.

Candidates seeking ADA-elected offices prepared platform statements and profiles for the ADA News. Each candidate was sent a profile form with the same questions and asked to list no more than five items for professional memberships, volunteer posts/elective offices and main qualifications. Publication of these statements and profiles should not be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the ADA News or other staff of the ADA or its subsidiaries. These statements and profiles are printed as information for Association members.

The ADA July 13 released this statement by ADA President Raymond Gist on the IOM report, “Improving Access to Oral Health Care for the Vulnerable and Underserved Populations.”

Las Vegas—The Council on ADA Sessions has added seven more courses to the continuing education lineup for the Annual Session Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The ADA Council on Dental Practice has approved the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics’ White Paper No. 1070 for Implementation of the Electronic Prescription Standard for Dentistry that presents and establishes guidelines for standard electronic prescriptions.

Cheyenne, Wyo.—In a state with nearly 98,000 square miles of sprawling land, people are almost forced to keep to themselves.

Las Vegas—The ADA will hold the eighth interactive mega topic discussion session Oct. 10 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the MGM Grand Premier Ballroom meeting rooms 315-317 during Annual Session.

Las Vegas—It’s not by chance that the ADA’s 152nd Annual Session will convene here Monday, Oct. 10, through Thursday, Oct. 13—there are some definite advantages for attendees to travel, learn, network and relax on a midweek schedule.

Las Vegas—Dental professionals can participate in the in-depth, hands-on learning offered by Spear Education at the ADA Annual Session Oct. 10-13, including an Education in the Round live patient education course.

Washington—The Association urged the federal Office for Civil Rights to withdraw a proposal that would give patients “the right to receive an access report indicating who has accessed electronic protected health information in a designated record set.”

Alexandria, Va—A new study in the Journal of Dental Research finds that there is no significant association between bone fluoride levels and osteosarcoma, a rare, primary malignant bone tumor that is more prevalent in males.

Washington—Dentist/Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) asked the House of Representatives July 26 to approve a $4.3 million plus funding increase to advance the oral health of Native Americans, focusing House attention during the rancorous debt limit debate on the less pressing and necessary business of congressional appropriations.

Washington—A 17-organization dental coalition urged the U.S. delegation to promote oral health in the U.N. General Assembly and the president of Tanzania said he would offer language calling on the international community “to address the challenge of oral health as a matter of priority.”

It’s known as an “impact factor,” and it’s a clear sign of respect and high regard in scientific publishing, one coveted by scientific journals the world over.

The Ad Council, committed to addressing pressing social issues with slogans iconic in American culture, approved a dental coalition initiative for a national advertising campaign to improve children’s oral health.

Washington—Dentist and nondentist teeth whitening services “are reasonably interchangeable” and “comparable” whether offered in the dental office or shopping mall, a Federal Trade Commission judge said in a July 14 antitrust ruling.

Toledo, Ohio—Swinging among Fred Couples and Hale Irwin and some of the greats in golf history at the 32nd Annual U.S. Senior Open Championship is an orthodontist from Bethlehem, Pa.

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

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