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Washington—The U.S. Surgeon General’s 50th anniversary review of tobacco science since Dr. Luther Terry’s landmark report on smoking and health updates evidence on the implications for oral health from tobacco use and the “expanding use of multiple products or the replacement of conventional combustible cigarettes with other nicotine delivery systems.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that dentists and other health care providers stop prescribing and dispensing combination drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen.

Connecting the dots between health care and information technology is the focus of a Jan. 29 conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Raymond S. Damazo’s favorite dental office wasn’t an office at all. Driving a Land Rover with portable dental equipment and a massive amount of supplies in tow, Dr. Damazo and his wife Gail traveled to nearly two-dozen remote villages in Kenya and other parts of Africa twice a year, staying in tourist lodges and providing free dental care and education to thousands of people in need.

Dental Practice Success, a quarterly magazine designed to help ADA members gain a better understanding of the dental marketplace and improve their own practices, will debut next month.

Portland, Maine—The University of New England College of Dental Medicine has named Dr. James B. Hanley as dean, effective April 1.

Concord, Mass.—A dermatology practice will pay the federal government $150,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

A report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange promises to serve as the new roadmap for health information technology.

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