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ADA Offers Book to Help Dentists Communicate with Patients, Staff

"The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters: Write, Blog and Email Your Way to Success" Now Available

September 30, 2013

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Telephone: 312.440.2806
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CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2013 — The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering dentists the opportunity to pen perfect professional prose using customizable letters in the new book, "The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters: Write, Blog and Email Your Way to Success." The book is a compilation of sample writings that reflect the many ways in which people communicate via traditional letters, news releases, blog, Facebook and Twitter posts and text messages.

The book includes:

  • Letters geared to patients such as dental health education materials, handouts, welcome forms and general patient forms
  • Administrative letters for staff and vendors
  • Letters geared to marketing and promoting the dental practice

Each one-page letter is written in simple language and is accompanied by instructions on how to adapt the letter for a variety of uses. The book comes with a CD-ROM of letters in Microsoft Word format for easy personalization. The book is $59.95 for ADA members and $89.95 retail. To purchase "The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters: Write, Blog and Email Your Way to Success." please visit or call the ADA Member Service Center at 800.947.4746.

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website