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The ADA has long been committed to multidisciplinary efforts to end the tragic opioid epidemic that has devastated families and communities. In March 2018, the Association announced a new policy that demonstrates the ADA’s firm commitment to help fight opioid abuse while continuing to help patients manage dental pain. The policy could be the first of its kind among major healthcare professional organizations in terms of supporting mandates on prescription limits and continuing education on opioids. Explore the resources below to learn more.
Give Kids A Smile® (GKAS)
Give Kids A Smile® has become the world’s largest oral health charitable program and an ADA access-to-care endeavor designed to encourage parents, health professionals and policymakers to address the year-round need for oral health care for all children. Each year, dental professionals and volunteers provide free educational, preventive and restorative dental services to children from underserved families across the nation. In 2018, the Ohio State University hosted the national Give Kids A Smile kickoff.
Give Kids A Smile is a component of the ADA's national community-based access campaign Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference. Action for Dental Health aims to reduce the numbers of adults and children with untreated dental disease through oral health
education, prevention and providing treatment now to people in need of care.
Today, there are more dental filling options than ever before, from time-tested materials such as gold and amalgam to newer materials such as tooth-colored porcelain, composite resin and glass ionomers. View our press kit for background information, statistics, and a video news release about the safety of one of the most commonly used dental filling materials.
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