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2011 News Archive

Las Vegas—Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an off-road adventure that cruises through panoramic desert landscapes or glimpse the Hoover Dam and Black Canyon from a raft on the Colorado River by taking a customized tour during the ADA Annual Session.

The Electronic Health Record is currently a hot topic among health professionals.

The ADAF Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Gene Wurth as the ADA Foundation’s new executive director, effective July 5.

In June, the ADA Board of Trustees selected 12 participants for the 2011-12 Institute for Diversity in Leadership.

The Federal Trade Commission settled a claim against a provider organization representing 900 physicians in Amarillo, Texas, in a consent order barring the group from jointly negotiating the prices charged to insurance providers and jointly agreeing as to the prices to be charged.

St. Louis—Up to seven individuals interested in honing their Give Kids A Smile planning skills will be chosen as grant winners and ambassadors who will attend and participate in the founding St. Louis program set for Oct. 26-30.

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment Proposed ADA Technical Report No. 1054 for Electronic Dental Laboratory Prescriptions. The report presents the types of data and electronic format necessary to be included on an electronic dental laboratory prescription. The goal of the report is to address the need for electronic transmission of patient information from the dentist to the laboratory with the necessary security and interoperability.

Boston—The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry June 1-2 held a workshop here that focused on formulating clinical questions, searching for evidence and critical reading and appraisal skills.

Washington—The Food and Drug Administration will require use of a “cancerous lesion on lip” image in cigarette advertising and packaging for its potential to motivate positive behavioral change, influence youth and young adults in particular and inform the public that cigarettes cause oral cancer.

Dentistry and the ADA played a small role in the worldwide search for James “Whitey” Bulger, one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives, who was taken into custody with his long-time girlfriend, Catherine Greig, June 22 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Plano, Texas—At its June symposium, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention honored two dentists, Jennifer Cleveland and John Hunt, for their work in infection prevention and safety.

They came to talk about ADA Catalog products and provide feedback to the staff that creates them. They left with a better understanding of how products are conceived and executed.

In 1987, the ADA established the New Dentist Conference on the idea that dentists starting out in practice could benefit from leadership development and education tailored specifically to their unique needs.

Carrollton, Ga.—Invited to the White House for breakfast and Memorial Day observance, Dr. Gordon T. Austin said he was “almost speechless … almost” when President Obama “thanked me for my ‘extraordinary’ service to the nation.

Dr. Raymond Gist, ADA president, joins Dr. Fares Elias, Academy of General Dentistry president; Dr. Paul Polverini, dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry; and Mark Farmer, vice president and general manager of the 3M Digital Oral Care Department, on April 26 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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

It’s been 18 months since the nation of Haiti was devastated by an earthquake that left one million homeless, injured 300,000 and killed an estimated 230,000 people.

Las Vegas—From a backstage look at one of Las Vegas’ most lavish showgirl revues to nighttime views of the city’s dazzling neon panorama in a helicopter fly over, ADA Annual Session tours offer one-of-a-kind experiences for meeting attendees.

Wilmington, Vt.—May 21 was a day for people who sometimes fall through the cracks.

Whirlpool, the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances, is exclusively endorsed by ADA Business Resources for appliances used in the home or office.

Fairbanks, Alaska—In response to recommendations by a Fairbanks City Council-appointed fluoridation task force, the city council voted 5 to 1 June 6 to prohibit adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water.

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