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Lady A to headline ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference

Country music group Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, will perform Oct. 15 and kick off the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference.



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.

ADA reaffirms that dental amalgam is ‘durable, safe, effective’ restorative material

The ADA reaffirmed its position that amalgam is a “durable, safe and effective” restorative material in response to FDA statement that existing evidence shows that amalgam is not harmful to the general population and treatment options should be thoroughly discussed.

HVO volunteers turn to Zoom to teach internationally during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped volunteers with Health Volunteers Overseas from connecting with students and faculty at the dental school at Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal.

October JADA looks at reducing radiation exposure during intraoral imaging

A study published in the October issue of JADA found the use of rectangular collimators during intraoral imaging significantly reduced levels of exposure to ionizing radiation in tissue models representing child and adult patients when compared with circular collimators.

ADA executive director to moderate virtual panel on oral health care access

ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O'Loughlin will serve as moderator of a panel on achieving safe access to oral health care and overall health through innovation and technology during a Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and PICC Foundation virtual program.

OSHA cites Massachusetts dental practice for respiratory protection violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Georgetown Dental LLC in Georgetown, Massachusetts, for violating respiratory protection and other standards, according to an OSHA news release.

ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference offers 24/7 Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference will be different from years past, with the virtual platform allowing attendees to access the hall 24/7.

Trio are recipients of ADA Foundation awards for leadership, research

A researcher studying craniofacial muscle stem cells, a Romanian-born adoptee and the founder of a dental school’s LGBTQ+ student organization are the recipients of dental awards bestowed by the ADA Foundation in August.


Free Webinar: How to Attract and Retain New Patients in a COVID-19 Era

This Oct. 14 webinar (1 p.m. EST) from Valpak explores a variety of ways dentists can use data to attract and retain new patients today and after COVID-19. Strategic marketing can help take your practice from operational to sustainable to profitable.

E-book: Why Digital Dentistry Is More Important Than Ever

During this business recovery phase from COVID-19, digital dental technology delivers the right tools to help meet the challenges. This Glidewell-sponsored e-book helps you navigate today's challenges for a successful future.


E-book: A Digital Workflow Can Increase Production, Decrease Chair Time

This free Planmeca-sponsored e-book describes how a digital workflow helped this Nashville dental practice improve practice efficiency, the patient experience and the quality of care. Technology can empower your practice to grow.


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