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New Jersey dentist strives for health equity 

Nicole McGrath-Barnes, D.D.S., is so passionate about health equity she started a nonprofit. The New Jersey dentist’s desire to give back was ignited when she began volunteering at her local Head Start.



Current data on COVID-19

Coronavirus iconCheck this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.

Coalition urges Surgeon General to release 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

The ADA and other stakeholders are asking the Office of the Surgeon General to release the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.

Webinar explores health literacy as it applies to vaccination

A May 19 webinar will discuss how health literacy can be an instrumental tool when discussing and providing vaccinations.


CDC updates guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

The CDC continues to update its guidance for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19, although most recommended precautions, such as the use of personal protective equipment, remain the same for health care settings, including dental offices.

South Florida District Dental Association makes new dentists feel at home

There’s no magic formula for attracting new dentists to organized dentistry, but if there were, you might say the South Florida District Dental Association has created a blueprint for success.

ADA supports PPP reform bills to support dental practices

The ADA is supporting new legislation to give small businesses more flexibility with the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.

Become a coding expert in one day through CE

The ADA is holding another installment of its popular one-day virtual coding course on May 21.


ADA supports Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act

The ADA is supporting legislation to help military families by giving military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state reciprocity in the state where their spouse is currently serving on military orders.

Webinar: What’s your next move as the economy reopens?

Rebounding from COVID-19 takes planning. This free webinar at 12 p.m. ET on May 20, sponsored by Guardian, will help dentists create a strategic business map to navigate and manage your practice’s economic future.

Phone scripts to get new dental patients in the door

This free e-book from MGE Management offers practical tips and scripts to help your practice's front office team field common inquiries about treatment costs, in-network and out-of-network insurance and second opinions. This resource also includes a sample intake form and call log.

E-book: How to evaluate a dental imaging system and software

In this free e-book, Dentsply Sirona guides dentists through the top considerations in evaluating and selecting imaging technology to improve dental health and the patient experience.

5 must-have features for mobile and teledentistry software

This free e-book from Teledentix explores the many ways dentists can integrate teledentistry into their practices through new clinical tools, like voice-activated periocharting, booking appointments online, and serving up digital forms.


ADA readers are invited to contribute opinions about dental topics. Read their letters and MyView columns here.

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Established in 1970 as the official newspaper of the American Dental Association, the ADA News serves practicing dentists and others allied to the dental profession in the U.S. and internationally. It is the No. 1 source of news and information about the many benefits and services the ADA delivers to members daily as well as timely information on scientific, social, political and economic developments affecting dentistry and health care.