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The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," shorthanded as the ACA and as this series of reports will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators.

Washington—U.S. Department of Education renewal of ADA's Commission on Dental Accreditation as a nationally recognized accrediting agency "is critical in support of CODA's mission to serve the oral health care needs of the public through the development and administration of accreditation standards that foster continuous quality improvement of dental and dental related educational programs," said Dr. Kent L. Knoernschild, CODA chair.
Save on registration and course fees by signing up for the ADA Annual Session by Sept. 20.
Manchester, N.H.—Learn about retirement planning and transitioning a dental practice at The Association of Retiring Dentists’ fifth annual meeting Oct. 25.
Washington—Three ADA dentists found "insight" and "valuable experience" and described ADPAC's Aug. 9-10 campaign school as "an outstanding event and lots of fun."
Sacramento, Calif.—The hard work to create the California Dental Association Foundation's CDA Cares clinics has culminated in legislation that benefits millions of Californians.

Oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel has spent 15 years reliving a medical nightmare so that others might avoid the same fate—or worse.

Enrich and renew your dental education and skill set in the fall at the Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop: Assessing the Quality of Evidence, which takes places Oct. 21-25 at ADA Headquarters.
New Orleans—Can't go to Annual Session? Then experience portions of the meeting online through ADA365.
New Orleans—Discover more about women in dentistry and geriatric patient care at the Learning Labs at Annual Session.
The Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society gives credit where it's due.The nonprofit is one of 24 recipients of the 2013 Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grants thanks to a dental student's initiative, said Rebecca Phelps, the Jackson, Miss., program's executive director.

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