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2020 Archive
  • Dental Care Should Continue During Pandemic

    November 17, 2020

    At this point in time, the ADA firmly believes dental care can continue to be delivered safely. Guidance recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to safeguard the health of the public. Dental care is essential health care. Regular dental visits are important because treatment, as well as prevention of dental disease, helps keep people healthy. Please see the ADA’s statement from August on this topic. 


  • ADA Supports Point of Care COVID-19 Testing by Dentists

    November 04, 2020

    According to a new policy from the American Dental Association (ADA), point of care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other medical conditions, including COVID-19, that could complicate dental care or put the patient and dental staff at risk is within a dentist’s scope of practice. “Yet currently, rapid and reliable COVID-19 tests are not available to dentists for in-office use, which makes no sense,” states ADA President Daniel Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D.

  • ADA Science and Research Institute Names Dr. Kevin Byrd First Volpe Research Scholar

    October 28, 2020

    Kevin Byrd, D.D.S., Ph.D., a clinician-scientist, was selected as the founding Anthony R. Volpe Research Scholar, a new position in the American Dental Association (ADA) Science & Research Institute supported by a five-year grant from Colgate-Palmolive. This position will help the ADA Science & Research Institute (ADASRI) translate its findings into clinical applications. Dr. Byrd has joined the ADASRI’s Department of Innovation and Technology as the Anthony R. Volpe Research Scholar and manager of oral and craniofacial research.

  • Florida Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

    Rudolph T. Liddell, D.M.D., a general dentist based in Brandon, Florida, was recently appointed as a trustee of the American Dental Association at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association.

  • Indiana Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

    October 19, 2020

    Chad R. Leighty, D.D.S., a general practice dentist in Marion, Indiana, was recently elected as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association.

  • Nebraska Dentist Elected as American Dental Association Trustee

    October 19, 2020

    Scott L. Morrison, D.D.S., M.S., a periodontist practicing in Omaha, Nebraska, was recently appointed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association.

  • North Carolina Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

    October 19, 2020

    Gary D. Oyster, D.D.S., a dentist practicing in Raleigh, North Carolina, was recently appointed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association. 

  • Miami-Area Dentist Selected as President-Elect of the American Dental Association

    October 19, 2020

    Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S., a general dentist from Coral Gables, Florida, is the new president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Sabates was recently elected at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association (FDA).

  • Arizona Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Installed as President of American Dental Association

    October 19, 2020

    Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Tucson, Arizona, is the newly installed the 157th president of the American Dental Association (ADA). He recently assumed the role as president at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association. Dr. Klemmedson will play a crucial role in supporting the ADA’s vision to achieve optimal health for all throughout 2020 and 2021.

  • New York Endodontist Elected American Dental Association’s Second Vice President

    October 19, 2020

    Maria Maranga, D.D.S., an endodontist from Aquebogue, New York, was elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association. Dr. Maranga will play a crucial role in supporting the ADA’s vision to achieve optimal health for all.

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