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The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters: Write, Blog and Email Your Way to Success (J053) reflects the many ways a busy practice may communicate, and offers sample content for news releases, blog posts, emails, Facebook and Twitter accounts, website content, text messages—and traditional letters.

Bethesda, Md.–The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health, invites clinicians and researchers to a Nov. 14-15 conference on Science and Dentistry in Action: Leading the Way Towards Better Health.

Washington—The ADA and more than 30 state and national dental organizations and manufacturers signed onto a Sept. 28 letter to the bipartisan congressional leadership urging repeal of the medical device tax.

Las Vegas—A record-breaking turnout of more than 1,200 dental professionals are expected to attend the American College of Prosthodontists' 43rd Annual Session to be held Oct. 9-12 at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the ACP said in an Oct. 1 press release.

New Orleans—The ADA is offering a variety of continuing education courses at the 2013 Annual Session that showcase the latest developments in dentistry today. Annual Session-goers can choose from a variety of courses presented by ADA councils and agencies that range from a look at group practice models, to community dental health topics to international research and volunteerism.

Washington—Judicial Watch, a self-described "conservative, non-partisan educational foundation," filed a lawsuit Oct. 1 on behalf of Kawa Orthodontics, LLP challenging Obama administration delay of the Affordable Care Act employer mandate. Scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2014, the mandate was postponed until 2015.

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health is accepting nominations for the second annual Lurie Prize, an award for outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research.

Washington—The U.S. Office for Civil Rights Sept. 19 issued a statement of delay "until further notice" in enforcement of the HIPAA requirement for certain CLIA and CLIA-exempt laboratories to revise their notices of privacy practices.

The thunderous vrooooom of the revving engine startled the elementary school students, but not for long.

Three titans of dentistry have joined forces to support oral health care research and help attract promising young researchers to the field.

Tulsa, Okla.—Epidemiological investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed one event of patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis C virus among the patients of a dental office under investigation for alleged infection control violations.

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