Highlights from the current print edition—March 3, 2014
ADA, AAPD call for audit standards
Washington—American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry appeals for standardized Medicaid audit procedures reflected one aspect of a deep and rich conversation Feb. 24-25 on the urgent need for collaboration among state Medicaid dental programs, organized dentistry (representing the practitioner) and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Chairside medical screenings could save $102 million a year
Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the dental office could save the health care system up to $102.6 million each year, according to a study published by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.
Get ready for ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting with Preliminary Program
It's time to start planning for ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting in San Antonio by ordering a print copy of the Preliminary Program.
ADAF Harris Grant accepting applications; due April 25
The application deadline is April 25 for the ADA Foundation's Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grant program.
Delta Dental plan for employees limits cleanings for healthy adults to one per year
Delta Dental unveiled a new risk-based dental insurance plan Jan. 1 for its employees in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio that reduces the number of cleanings each year for healthy adults.
ACA children's coverage guide
Washington—A publication produced by Families USA and the Children's Dental Health Project offers guidance to parents on Buying Children's Dental Coverage through the Marketplace, the Affordable Care Act health insurance shopping mart.
Steven Novella, M.D., renowned science blogger to keynote EBD Conference
When it comes to applying a skeptic's eye to science and evidence, the upcoming EBD Conference has just the right clinician to address the topic—Steven Novella, M.D.
AADR, Canadian researchers to focus March 21 on community water fluoridation
Charlotte, N.C.—A symposium to explore community water fluoridation and other fluoride models is set here for March 21 at the jointly held 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research and the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
Dental coding workshop in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City—Registration is open for an FBI-sponsored National Crime Information Center Dental Coding Workshop here June 7-8.
Encouraging dentists' passion to serve
Redlands, Calif.—Dr. Stephanie Calvillo, a new dentist who practices at a community dental clinic that serves low-income patients, knows what it can be like on the other side of the dental chair.
Georgia Dental Association names new executive director
Atlanta—The Georgia Dental Association named Frank J. Capaldo, a former president and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State, Inc., as its new executive director, effective March 3.
Registration opens for 2014 ADA New Dentist Conference
Kansas City, Mo.—Midwestern hospitality, barbecue ribs, live music and some dental education and leadership development: Registration for the ADA 28th New Dentist Conference, set for July 17-19, is officially open.
Still time to honor global volunteers
It’s not too late to nominate an ADA member dentist or dental student for the 2014 ADA Certificate for International Volunteer Service. Nominations are due April 1.
Chicago Dental Society honors NASCAR's Greg Biffle
While NASCAR's Greg Biffle was in Florida preparing for the 2014 season-opening Daytona 500, dental and dental industry leaders gathered Feb. 20 at the Chicago Dental Society's 149th Midwinter Meeting at McCormick Place West to laud the Give Kids A Smile ambassador's work in raising awareness of oral health issues.
Full gamut of dental products under one name
Washington—Danaher's Global Dental Business Feb. 14 announced the formation of the KaVo Kerr Group, and followed it up a week later with 20 new products showcased at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
The national, state and local associations that form the ADA must be better coordinated if they are to succeed in their shared mission to serve the member dentist, first and foremost.
Dentistry camp a primer for international volunteers
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic—Academy of Dentistry International will host a Volunteer Camp April 12-20 in the Dominican Republic.