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When the Community Dental Health Coordinator pilot program was launched several years ago, some people were skeptical, some were optimistic, but most of us were willing to "wait and see."

Editor's note: This is the second part of a conversation about the issues facing the profession with Dr. Charles H. Norman III, ADA president-elect, who will be installed as ADA president Nov. 5 during the Annual Session in New Orleans. Part 1 was printed in the Oct. 7 ADA News. ADA News Editor Judy Jakush interviewed Dr. Norman.

Cottonwood Heights, Utah—Sue Ryser's passion is to serve her community and make life better for residents in the Salt Lake City area.

New Orleans—Dental practice models are the focus of an Annual Session course presented by the ADA Council on Dental Practice.

Washington—The Environmental Protection Agency said a petition seeking to prohibit the use of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) as a water fluoridation agent "provides no information that would cause EPA to question the current approach." The EPA, which regulates fluoridation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, denied the petition.

HeartSine Technology has voluntarily recalled its Samaritan 300/300P public access defibrillators, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised of the recall through its MedWatch safety alert system.

Whether it's student debt, dental reimbursement, access to care, government regulation or building membership, the incoming president of the American Dental Association always faces a full plate of issues.

Q: Based on what we see now, how will the ACA and other market forces affect dentists as health care practitioners, health care consumers and employers?

Dover, Del.—One boy tripped and fell in his excitement, exclaiming, "It's Greg Biffle."

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