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  • Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less than One Percent

    October 15, 2020

    Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020. The result is far below that of other health professionals in the U.S. In addition, 99 percent of dentists are using enhanced infection control procedures such as screening protocols and enhanced disinfection practices when treating patients. The report, published online ahead of print by The Journal of the American Dental Association, is the first large-scale collection and publication of U.S. dentists’ infection rates and infection control practices related to COVID-19.

  • Dr. Loree Bolin Receives 2020 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award

    October 15, 2020

    Loree Bolin, D.D.S., of Edmonds, Wash., is the recipient of the 2020 American Dental Association (ADA) Humanitarian Award. Each year, the Humanitarian Award honors an ADA member for improving the quality of life and oral health of individuals in the U.S. and internationally over a period of 10 years or more. Dr. Bolin will be honored at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association, held Oct. 15-17. 

  • John Timothy Wright, James Bawden Distinguished Professor at UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry Appointed Next Editor in Chief of The Journal of the American Dental Association

    October 15, 2020

    John Timothy Wright, D.D.S., M.S., a pediatric dentist and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry was appointed to become the next editor in chief of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). The appointment, made by the American Dental Association (ADA) Board of Trustees, follows a national search. The search committee sought an outstanding clinician scientist to fill the role, a strategist and visionary with a national reputation.

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