March 02, 2015
The American Dental Association (ADA) is extremely disappointed with the surprising decision in N.C. Dental Board v. FTC.
February 12, 2015
CODA has recently adopted accreditation standards by which programs that educate midlevel dental providers—non-dentists who perform such surgical procedures as extracting teeth--can apply for accreditation. CODA has not yet accredited any such programs.
February 11, 2015
The American Dental Association is shocked and saddened by the loss of University of North Carolina dental student Deah Shaddy Barakat, who was shot and killed yesterday, as were his wife and sister-in-law.
February 07, 2015
Action for Dental Health is a nationwide, community-based movement that provides care now to those already suffering from dental disease, strengthens and expands the public/private safety net, and brings dental health education and disease prevention into underserved communities.
February 06, 2015
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and to honor the occasion, Give Kids A Smile programs are planned nationwide throughout the month and all of this year to share critical dental health care and education with children in need.
February 04, 2015
While all children are born cavity free, statistics show that caries, the disease that causes tooth decay, is the most common, chronic childhood disease in the United States—five times more common than asthma.
January 30, 2015
Jonathan Shenkin, D.D.S., M.P.H., has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist Program grant in public/global health at Belarusian State Medical University.
January 28, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied three petitions to ban or restrict dental amalgam.
January 28, 2015
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) yesterday introduced the Action for Dental Health Act of 2015 (H.R. 539) a bill to support efforts nationwide to improve the dental health of underserved people.
January 15, 2015
An updated ADA clinical practice guideline, last evaluated in 2012, finds that in general, for patients with prosthetic joint implants, the use of prophylactic antibiotics, or antibiotics administered to prevent the risk of infection, are not recommended prior to dental procedures to prevent prosthetic joint infection.