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.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas City, Mo.—The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry received $1.5 million to endow a chair in practice management to help manage a new curriculum to prepare students to manage their own practice.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was always designed to be taken seriously, but the federal government is taking new and more aggressive steps to enforce the health privacy act and investigate possible violations.
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.
Las Vegas—Dental professionals who want to learn the latest techniques for dental products taught by the manufacturers that developed them should plan to attend a Corporate Forum at the ADA Annual Session this fall.
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.