The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has approved for circulation, review and comment Proposed ADA Specification No. 139 for Dental Base Polymers. This standard classifies denture base polymers and copolymers and specifies their requirements. It also specifies the test methods to be used in determining compliance with these requirements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding health care professionals and consumers about “The Safe Use of Acetaminophen,” the agency’s public health care campaign designed to educate the public.
Las Vegas—Take advantage of airfare deals, great hotels and rental car specials when planning a trip to the 152nd ADA Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
San Francisco—Planners of the 2012 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence are seeking abstracts from dentists, as well as other health professionals, health policymakers, victim advocates and others.
Mellville, N.Y.—Henry Schein Inc. has activated its disaster relief hotline for dentists, physicians and veterinarians who have experienced operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of the recent tornadoes affecting much of the Southeastern United States.
New York—The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and National Institutes of Health hosted the first International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells April 27–29 at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Jemez Pueblo, N.M.—Welcomed by Pueblo of Jemez children with a traditional Butterfly Dance—symbolizing good health and a long life—ADA President Raymond Gist embarked on an historic visit to Indian Country March 16 that focused on collaboration and advocacy between organized dentistry, tribal leaders and policymakers to improve the oral health of Native Americans.
Rio de Janeiro—In less than seven years, the Brazilian government’s program to improve the oral health of its more than 190 million citizens has shown dramatic success, enabling the world’s fifth largest nation by size and population to reduce its incidence of caries by more than 30 percent and increase the number of adult teeth treated by 70 percent.