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2020 Archive
  • Lady A to Headline ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020

    September 24, 2020

    The American Dental Association (ADA) and Florida Dental Association (FDA) are pleased to announce that the five-time Grammy award-winning trio Lady A will perform at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference, held October 15-17. The multi-Platinum group will give a virtual concert on October 15 at 6:15 p.m. CT to celebrate the conference opening.

  • ADA Practice Transitions Announces National Expansion in October

    September 09, 2020

    The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased to announce that the ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) program is expanding to serve dentists in all 50 states.  Starting October 5, general dentists who wish to transition in or out of practice anywhere in the United States can create an ADAPT profile to begin the process of finding the right dentist or practice that aligns best with their personal and professional goals.

  • FDA Awards $1.5 Million Grant to ADA Science and Research Institute

    August 28, 2020

    The American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19.

  • American Dental Association Responds to World Health Organization Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

    August 12, 2020

    The American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19.

  • Statement on Dentistry as Essential Health Care

    August 10, 2020

    A new interim policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) states dentistry is an “essential health care service”, reaffirming that oral health has long been recognized as an integral part of overall health.

  • The Power to Heal Our Communities

    June 03, 2020

    The dental profession mourns the passing of George Floyd, who died last week while he was being restrained by police in Minneapolis. We denounce the acts of racism and violence that have occurred across our nation. We stand with our colleagues who have been affected by current events, and with those whose longstanding fears and heartaches have been stoked once again.

  • CDC Guidance for Dental Settings Echoes ADA Guidance

    May 29, 2020

    The American Dental Association (ADA) welcomes the release of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings, noting it is very similar to science-based guidance issued a month ago by the ADA. Both guidances describe how dental professionals, building upon existing infection control measures, can help protect patients and the dental team when re-engaging in providing the full range of oral health care.

  • As Dental Practices Resume Operations, ADA offers Continued Guidance

    May 21, 2020

    The safety of patients and the dental team has been and always will be American Dental Association’s (ADA) foremost concern. On March 16, the ADA was one of the first national professional health associations to recommend postponement of all but urgent or emergency procedures. This recommendation was intended to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, conserve essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical frontline colleagues, and avoid the need for patients requiring emergency dental treatment to go to overburdened hospital emergency departments.

  • As Some States Consider Reopening, ADA Offers PPE Guidance to Dentists

    April 18, 2020

    The American Dental Association (ADA) recommended on March 16 that dentists restrict their practices to all but urgent and emergency care. This recommendation was later extended until April 30 at the earliest. The intent of the recommendation was to observe social distancing, help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, conserve essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical frontline colleagues, and avoid the need for patients requiring emergency dental treatment to go to overburdened hospital emergency departments

  • ADA Urges Dentists to Heed April 30 Interim Postponement Recommendation, Maintain Focus on Urgent and Emergency Dental Care Only

    April 01, 2020

    The current American Dental Association (ADA) recommendation for dentists to keep their offices closed to all but emergency care expires on April 6. The new interim recommendation from the ADA is that dentists keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest.

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