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  • 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

    October 19, 2020

    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.

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