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2011 News Archive

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.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam—After more than 17 years of training and service by dentist volunteers, the Health Volunteers Overseas Oral Health Program has successfully completed its objectives.

Omaha, Neb.—An outreach project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center encourages young Native American students to explore careers in health and science professions, including dentistry.

Learn about insurance benefits, electronic health records, the role of dental carriers in disease management and more at the National Dental Benefits Conference this summer.

The deadline for nominations for the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research is July 15.

Have you ever searched for just the right words to reactivate a patient or dismiss a difficult patient?

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) is accepting applications for its Access to Care, Oral Health Research and Future Dental Researcher Fellowship Grants through Aug. 15.

The ADA Catalog has a useful resource for dentists considering becoming an associate and owners thinking about hiring one.

Gaithersburg, Md.—The ADA Foundation hosted the 47th Annual Dental Students’ Conference on Research May 15-17 at the ADAF Paffenbarger Research Center.

Washington—Consumers should forgo sugary drinks and make water their beverage of choice, according to the new dietary guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The American Dental Association is now live on and providing the public with answers to their oral health questions.

A growing apprehension over patient safety in dental outreach programs has led the ADA to distribute a new policy on student participation.

Dentists routinely caution patients about the over-consumption of soda pop, juice and sports drinks that pack little if any nutritional value and take a toll on teeth.

In a new joint policy statement published in the June issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society offer recommendations for preventing early childhood caries in indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada.

In keeping with its dues stabilization policy, the ADA Board of Trustees at its June meeting voted to recommend a $7 dues increase for 2012, which would set ADA dues at $512.

In response to a 2009 resolution from the House of Delegates, the ADA Council on Dental Practice and ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics have approved two technical reports dedicated to the secure electronic transmission of digital radiographs and photographs.

San Antonio—The American Association of Endodontists drew more than 100 volunteers and provided more than $80,000 worth of free endodontic treatment during its Access to Care Project April 16 at the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic.

Springfield, Ill.—The American Association of Public Health Dentistry June 3 announced the publication of a series of papers that highlight curriculum guidelines for the training of dental therapists.

Williamsburg, Va.—Country singer Hank Snow kicks off Dr. Ray Flanders’ book.

Denver—International Medical Relief, a charitable organization that provides medical care to underserved and vulnerable people around the world, seeks a dentist to provide dental care and to assist in a research study to identify new strains of malaria during its upcoming mission trip to Haiti July 2-10.

Joplin, Mo.—Going forward, it’s going to be difficult, Dr. Charles McGinty said of this city devastated by the capricious and malicious winds of May 22, 2011.

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