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2011 Archive
  • Third Cohort of Students Enter ADA Community Dental Health Coordinator Pilot Program

    March 31, 2011

    The American Dental Association's (ADA) Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program welcomes its third group of students today, while the second student group moves on to the internship phase of their training. The first group is now practicing in clinics, schools and other public health settings.

  • ADA/UCLA School of Dentistry Community Dental Health Coordinator Pilot Project On Track for Fall 2011 Completion

    March 18, 2011

    The American Dental Association and the UCLA School of Dentistry today announced that the completion of the program by the current cohort of students in the ADA Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) project will bring this phase of the pilot program to a close at UCLA. Students already enrolled in the UCLA program will complete their training there this fall and begin work in their home communities.

  • Community Dental Health Coordinator Program Coming To Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

    March 18, 2011

    The American Dental Association today announced the opening of a fourth education and training site for students in its Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) Pilot Project.  AT Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) this week finalized an agreement to open a CDHC program based at that institution's Mesa, Ariz., campus.  The program will host Cohort 3 CDHC students-the final class in the CDHC pilot project-who are training to work in American Indian Communities. 

  • American Dental Association Names New Vice Presidents

    March 14, 2011

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recently named Jerome Bowman, J.D., as Managing Vice President for Administrative Services and Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., as Managing Vice President, Health Policy Resource Center in the division of Dental Practice and Professional Affairs. 

  • Children receive free dental health kits at NASCAR event

    March 09, 2011

    The Charlotte Motor Speedway may not seem a likely spot to think about oral health, but younger NASCAR fans at the March 12 SpeedFest will learn how to improve their oral health and score free oral health kits. SpeedFest is an appreciation day for NASCAR fans and organizers expect approximately 7,000 area children to enjoy the festivities.

  • ADA Statement Examines the Role of Adequate Workforce In Breaking Down Barriers to Oral Health

    February 22, 2011

    The American Dental Association today released the first in a series of papers examining the challenges and solutions to bringing good oral health to the millions of Americans-including as many as one-quarter of the nation's children-who lack access to dental care, many of them suffering with untreated disease.  The paper focuses on workforce, an umbrella term for the numbers, location and makeup of the teams comprising dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other existing and proposed providers.

  • American Dental Association Begins Offering Books on Kindle, Nook

    February 11, 2011

    The American Dental Association (ADA) is now offering three of its most popular dental practice management publications on the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. The following ADA e-books: "The ADA Guide to Starting Your Dental Practice," "CEO Crash Course: A Dentist's Guide to Practice Leadership" and "Terminating Employment in a Dental Office" are all available for wireless download on the Kindle and Nook at a price of  $44.95 each for ADA members and non-members alike.

  • ADA Praises U.S. Reps. Burgess and Towns for Introduction of Dental Emergency Responder Act

    February 09, 2011

    The American Dental Association today commended Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Tex.) and Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) for introducing the Dental Emergency Responder Act (H.R. 570), a bill that would bolster the country's capacity to respond to natural disasters or terrorist attacks by taking advantage of dentists' extensive education, training and professionalism.

  • ADA Statement on Infection Control in Dental Settings

    February 09, 2011

    In light of recent developments at the VA Center in Dayton, Ohio, the American Dental Association (ADA) understands that there may be heightened interest in infection control procedures in dental settings.

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