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2011 Archive
  • American Dental Association Names New Education/Professional Affairs Chief

    December 19, 2011

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recently announced the appointment of Anthony J. Ziebert, D.D.S., M.S., as its senior vice president for Education/Professional Affairs effective Dec. 19. As leader of the division, Dr. Ziebert’s responsibilities will include overseeing criteria for dental school accreditation and dental education and licensure, dental school admission testing and continuing dental education.

  • The ADA Practical Guide to Creating an Employee Office Manual

    December 08, 2011

    The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering the newly revised ADA Practical Guide to Creating an Employee Office Manual which assists dental practices in creating customized employee office manuals. Written and reviewed by a team of ADA professionals, Creating an Employee Office Manual addresses many common employment issues and contains sample forms, checklists, policies and procedures. These documents are included in Microsoft Word format on the book’s accompanying CD-ROM for quick and easy customization for each dental practice’s unique needs.

  • Statement by American Dental Association President William R. Calnon, D.D.S., on Dental Disease Epidemic in Pine Ridge

    November 02, 2011

    “Native Americans suffer from inadequate access to dental care and the resulting disease in dramatically greater proportion than the general population."

  • ADA President Thanks Department of Health and Human Services for Naming Oral Health as ‘Leading Health Indicator’

    October 31, 2011

    ADA President William R. Calnon, D.D.S. thanked the Department of Health and Human Services today for including oral health among the “leading health indicators” (LHIs) used to evaluate the nation’s progress in promoting health care objectives outlined in Healthy People 2020.

  • Massachusetts Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association

    October 17, 2011

    Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.SC., who practices Periodontics in Osterville, Mass., was recently selected as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA).  Dr.  Faiella’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Las Vegas.

  • New York Dentist Named President of the American Dental Association

    October 14, 2011

    CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2011 – William R. Calnon, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., is the 2011-2012 president of the American Dental Association (ADA).  Dr. Calnon’s induction took place during the ADA’s 152nd Annual Session in Las Vegas.

  • Statement by ADA President Raymond F. Gist on W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Dental Access Survey

    October 04, 2011

    "Kellogg’s reported findings on people’s need for better access to care are consistent with what the ADA, federal and state governments, and numerous other stakeholders have said for years, and it is good to have that message reinforced.  Breaking down the barriers that impede people’s ability to attain good oral health is our highest priority.  State and local dental societies and our 156,000 members share this priority, and understand that it will take multiple solutions to achieve it.

  • Young NASCAR Fans to Receive Free Dental Treatment, Education at NASCAR Charlotte Race Weekend

    September 13, 2011

    The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Give Kids A Smile® program, Henry Schein Cares, Inc., and 3M ESPE are teaming up to put good oral health on the fast track for young fans of NASCAR.

  • Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations: Sugar-Free Polyol Gum, Lozenges and Hard Candy, Nonfluoride Varnishes Help Prevent Cavities

    September 12, 2011

    A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report this month containing clinical recommendations that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy including  xylitol or polyol combinations, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities when used as adjuncts to a comprehensive cavity prevention  program which includes the use of fluoride-containing products. The panel noted in its report that these nonfluoride options could provide an extra benefit to prevent cavities in patients at high risk for developing cavities when used in addition to products such as toothpaste, dental sealants and varnishes that contain fluoride as well as community water fluoridation and good eating habits.

  • American Dental Association Offers "The ADA Practical Guide to Frequently Asked Legal Questions"

    August 22, 2011

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recently launched The ADA Practical Guide to Frequently Asked Legal Questions as an e-book for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook e-readers.

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