In just five minutes, viewers can get a video update on how the ADA's Community Dental Health Coordinator program is enhancing the oral health of underserved patients in urban, rural and American Indian communities.
Louisville, Ky.—Just days after icy streets and frigid temperatures in the greater Louisville, Ky., area postponed the Smile Kentucky!/Give Kids A Smile clinic at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Feb. 1, volunteers stepped up to reschedule dental education, screenings and treatment for 300 children from 23 area schools.
After his 2011 experience at the Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference, Dr. Partha Mukherji of Fort Worth, Texas, enthusiastically exclaimed to the ADA News: "It's kind of like being a Paul Revere. You've just got to go out there and say, 'EBD is coming!'
Bullhead City, Ariz.—The 80 children who received exams and sealants at the Mohave Community College Give Kids A Smile event Feb. 2 had a warm and fuzzy experience thanks to Dandy, a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners of Kingman (formerly Delta Society).
Washington—The Association is reviewing transparency regulations to require reporting of certain payments or transfers of value to covered physicians and teaching hospitals. Dentists are not exempt from the Sunshine Act final rule published in the Feb. 8 Federal Register.
Washington—The U.S. Census Bureau encourages dentists to inform the 2012 economic census by completing survey forms mailed to many private practice dental offices. Not all practices will receive the forms. The economic census is the government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy.